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Conn. State Police ID Weapons In Newtown Shooting

January 22, 2013  | 

The Connecticut State Police has released details about the specific weapons recovered from the scene of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14 in Newtown.

Three weapons were seized from inside the school and a fourth was recovered from Adam Lanza's car, according to a state police release.

Inside the school, troopers recovered two handguns—a SIG Sauer P226 9mm and Glock G20 10mm—and a Bushmaster XM15-E2S .223-caliber rifle. Several 30-round magazines for the rifle were also recovered.

Troopers recovered an Izhmash Canta-12, a 12-gauge semi-auto shotgun more commonly known as a Saiga-12, from Lanza's car outside the school.

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rj @ 1/22/2013 6:33 PM

this is getting a little muddled!
according to NBC news?--

rj @ 1/22/2013 6:36 PM

maybe that first comment came from an older news clip?

5MGRP @ 1/22/2013 8:13 PM

The Glock and Sig and Saiga-12 were sold to the shooter's mother but no record of an AR-15 sold to her or ever brought to her local range. Hmm....mass shooting without the infamous civilian AR-15 wouldn't help the agenda. The State chief gave an interview and warned sternly, due to some false information of the facts being put out, they would prosecute to the full extent of the law should anyone, including media, put out any false information. Warning legal retaliation for anyone's use of the First Amendment is not something any LEO admin would dare voice in public. Odd indeed.

Hector @ 1/22/2013 9:27 PM

Question: isn't it posted on the GLOCK website that the G20 is offered to Law Enforcement only?

Hector @ 1/22/2013 9:32 PM

Disregard. It's used for hunting.

gary @ 1/22/2013 9:38 PM

The NBC news clip was mid December... and has been cited over, and over, and over. Repeating bad information over and over doesn't make it right.
Conn state police did their release with clarification about Jan 18.

Greg @ 1/23/2013 5:46 AM

And...who gave this psycho the drugs he was taking? That's the most common link in all these shootings...the shooter was on a behaviour altering drug.

Lt. Dan Birdsley @ 1/23/2013 6:14 AM

To 5MGRP: I believe he's referring to KNOWINGLY putting out false information. To Greg: Maybe he was self-medicating? No, that never happens in this society.

Lee @ 1/23/2013 7:19 AM

Only says the AR was found inside, didn't say it was used.

Steve @ 1/23/2013 7:32 AM

Gary, the media is notorious for repeating bad news when they can't get the truth from LE because of an "ongoing investigation"! Their hope is to make LE look bad so they'll buckle and give the media all the info they want just to quit putting out the wrong info. Evidently the information the State Police up there put out, wasn't enough to satisfy the news media!

Hiram Feggs @ 1/23/2013 9:44 AM

It is ridiculous to threaten the media over disseminating lies. Except in rare occasions, the 1st Amendment allows media to lie and the mainstream media routinely does so. If truthfulness were a legal requirement, the heads of major TV companies would be in prison.

fox459 @ 1/23/2013 10:33 AM

As an SRO I would like to get a full breakdown on what happened, how he got in, what weapons were used, how the lockdown took place, etc. even the seemingly minor details could help me with my schools as we are reviewing our security measures. Also, if he did bust out glass, what kind of doors were they, was it laminated safety glass, chickenwire glass, or just tempered.

Jim A @ 1/23/2013 12:13 PM

Headlines USA: High Capacity Magazines and Semi-Automatic Firearms Go on Rampage Without a Human Suspect.

An interview with an AR-15 and a 30-found magazine reveals they conspired to go into malls and schools with the intent to injure or kill as many as possible. Mr. AR told reporters that he and his partner, Magazine, do not need a human partner. They are able to carry out these heinous crimes all by themselves. They do not need a "trigger man".

Holy smokes, folks. If they were to treat all violent crimes seriously, we would not be having these problems. It makes no difference whether it is a bat, knife, single-shot gun, or an assault rifle. Treat the crime, not the weapon. If someone deliberately runs into a crowd with a car, we do not go after Ford or General Motors with an idea to make smaller cars, smaller gas tanks, or cars with only three wheels. Commons sense has left the building.

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