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      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...

      Last night it also emerged Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world.

      Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home ‘into a fortress’. She added: ‘Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense.

      ‘She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing.’

      "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

      by Steven D on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:08:42 AM PST

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      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...

      Nancy Lanza, whose gun collection was raided by her son Adam for Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook school, was part of the “prepper” movement, which urges readiness for social chaos by hoarding supplies and training with weapons.

      “She prepared for the worst,” her sister-in-law Marsha Lanza told reporters. “Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping – are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?”

      "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

      by Steven D on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:12:34 AM PST

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      •  Thank you (0+ / 0-)

        Both are essentially the same source, however--her sister-in-law.

        •  and? so? (0+ / 0-)

          she was closer to them than the rest of us.  has her brother (Adam's father) denied her statement? no, he has not.

          •  So, it's not two sources. n/t (0+ / 0-)
            •  puh-leeze (0+ / 0-)

              what's your point?  it has been reported far and wide.  not a word has been disputed.  

              i don't know how many siblings Mr. Lanza had.  it may be that his sister was the only one, and discrediting her words (for what reason?) is kind of macabre.  she actually knew Ms. Lanza and her son.  no one else has come forward with info except a few local bar patrons.  

              by all means, if you want to slime this lady with innuendo (where's your proof she's lying?  links, please) then knock yourself out.  

              •  I am not discrediting her word. (0+ / 0-)

                The post originally said two sources.  As a researcher, I prefer accuracy.  It was one source, about whom I made no comment at all, reported in two places.  If her quote appeared in 10 places, would you claim 10 sources?

                •  i didn't specify two (0+ / 0-)

                  i'm not going to quote anonymous bar patrons as credible sources.  there's no reason to doubt Marsha Lanza, whose quotes have appeared in hundreds of places, with not one statement to the contrary.

                  what i find extremely disturbing is that the peripherally related (to doomsday prepper-ism) details, i.e. stockpiling supplies, withdrawing Adam from school, no contact in over two years with Adam's brother (Nancy's older son), and the overall picture of the two of them essentially living as prisoners in the home.  

                  if we consider all of the above, and add the fact that Nancy Lanza, gun collector and enthusiast, failed to lock up her arsenal from her severely disturbed son, who was said to be emulating or competing with the  Norwegian school shooter, this entire tragedy could have been prevented.

        •  preppers (0+ / 0-)

          are by definition reclusive, and isolate themselves as a way of life.  you aren't going to get any PTA or church choir or community Miss Congeniality reports on this lady, may she rest in peace.

    •  very easy, it's everywhere (1+ / 0-)
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      Pluto

      Nancy Lanza Was A Prepper (Salon)

      Raising Adam Lanza (PBS Frontline)

      Newtown Shooter Adam Lanza’s Mother Was an Avid Gun Collector (New York)

      from the last link:

      While Newtown residents say that "there are many gun enthusiasts" in the area, the origins of Nancy's interest was a bit troubling. Her former sister-in-law, Marsha Lanza, told reporters that Nancy was part of the Doomsday Preppers movement, whose members believe they need to prepare for the end of the world.
      Marsha said [Nancy] had turned her home ‘into a fortress’. She added: ‘Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense.

      ‘She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing.’

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