Ever since the horrible shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School I’ve been waiting for the autopsy report and any other information of the killer. There has been information from day to day, but the claims are usually dismantled the next day. Like many others, I’ve wondered about the possible influence of, or of withdrawal from, psychotropic drugs.
But we know basically nothing about Adam Lanza. It is as if the Left has been handed a gift, a gun that seems to have killed with no person behind it. We can speculate about his mental health or his medications or his video games or his mother, but we have no solid evidence of anything; just changing stories from people who have not seen him recently. Adam Lanza is the perfect propaganda tool for demonizing guns.
But it is not just the tox screen that we are still waiting for. It recently occurred to me that all the noise about gun control is distracting us, the populace, from some basic questions any news organization worthy of the name should be investigating. For example, this editorial points out something so obvious that I’m embarrassed I haven’t thought of it before now:
“When Adam Lanza moved on to middle school and then to high school, his cumulative folder (a student’s records) should have followed him. And so should have information about any special accommodations to which he would have had a legal right under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act). If Adam Lanza was a gifted student, it would also have been noted in his cumulative folder and he would have also had the right for “special accommodations” throughout his school career.”
So where is it? Why has no one asked for it, mentioned it, or published it? “Public school officials can do more than provide an opinion. Public schools should be able to provide records.”
I searched google news for “school records” in association with “Adam Lanza.” The only mainstream US news source I could find, was this Huffington Post article, which was quoting a “conspiracy theorist.” No one in the mainstream media cares about basic documentation?
For example, this claims Adam Lanza got his driver’s license in 2010. But there are only a few pictures of Adam. They were boring within the first week. Why has no reporter gotten hold of Adam Lanza’s driver’s license photo? Presumably newspapers and websites want to attract attention. So why hasn’t any one of them tracked down an extra picture they can use to get more readers?
Adam Lanza is said to have attended Western Connecticut State University as a sixteen-year-old. So where is the picture from his student ID? Don’t colleges keeps such digitalized records? Has anyone tried to find out? I thought I had seen a news report that indicated someone had found Adam’s transcripts. But right now I can only find stories like this, which seem to be based on testimony. I have no reason to doubt the testimony, but back up documentation is usually how you confirm a story.
To sum it up:
Right now, people are completely mystified by Adam Lanza’s motives and are finding it difficult to get information. There are also very few pictures of Lanza. Yet we see no effort in the media to either get his records or basic public photographs of the shooter. This adds to the effect that Adam Lanza is a motiveless anomaly, leaving only the guns to take the blame. In the story we have right now, the firearms have more personality and history than Adam does.