Sandy Hook Killer Adam Lanza Had Over 9 Minutes With No Armed Resistance

By AWR Hawkins
Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Reported to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, their answer, more gun control, because law-abiding gun owners are the real problem.

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Sandy Hook Report: Adam Lanza Had Over 9 Minutes With No Armed Resistance
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Washington DC – -( On February 12 2015, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Report to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) referenced over nine minutes with no armed resistance while Adam Lanza carried out his heinous acts on December 14, 2012.

The commission’s report indicates he “arrived at the school shortly before 9:30 a.m.,” where “489 students and 82 staff members” sat in a gun free zone. He parked in a “no parking” area, got out of his car, and shot his way through a front window because the front doors were locked.

The first 911 call was placed at “9:35:39 a.m.” and the first officer arrived at the school at 9:39 a.m. That’s after Lanza had already had nine unimpeded moments of attack time.

So how should we respond to this? And how, in particular, should school planners respond?

The commission’s report says anti-bullying techniques are part of the answer; that such an approach “has been shown to dramatically improve safe school climates.” It also stresses that staff and teachers need to make sure a child doesn’t feel isolated. For it is “a sense of isolation and the breakdown in communication channels that can lead to violence.”

What this has to do with a 20-year-old attacker who had not been a student at Sandy Hook Elementary since completing fourth grade is anyone’s guess. But these are the kind of things numerous “experts” said were important, along with choosing the right school location and conducting an “emergency response time analysis” (ERTA) to determine how long it will take police to respond to “a school in a crisis situation.”

The report also recommends that classroom doors be lockable from the inside, as they believe “there has never been an event in which an active shooter [has] breached a locked classroom door.” The commission’s report also suggests the creation of new “school security and safety committees,” going so far as to outline who should be appointed to said committees and how.

Recommendations for “remotely controlled locks,” a buzzer system–whereby people can be buzzed through–cameras, “closed circuit television,” and bullet resistant and/or blast resistant glaze for classroom windows, are part of the report as well. And while these things will aid in sheltering-in-place once the school building is breached, they do not put an active response in place to eliminate the threat once it shows itself.

To solve this problem, the commission recommends [a litany of gun banning, civil right violating polices] including universal background checks–including a ban on private “gun show sales.” They recommend a “certificate of registration” be required for every firearm in the state, that ammunition purchases only be allowed for registered firearms, that Internet ammunition sales be regulated or banned, that “high capacity” magazines be banned, that “any firearm capable of firing more than 10 rounds without reloading” be banned, and the list goes on.

But here’s the problem–Lanza stole his guns, so rules that add new regulations and steps through which one must go to get a gun would not have helped in his situation and will not help in future, similar situations. And a limit on magazine capacity would not have made a difference either, as we’ve already seen that gunmen intent on killing simply buy more 10 round magazines to make up for their lack of 15 or 30-round magazines.

The bottom line is that the majority of the commission’s recommendations increase bureaucracy at the local and state level while curbing the exercise of constitutional rights by law-abiding citizens. Through it all, they are reactive instead of pro-active–i.e., they deal with cutting response time to a crisis instead of meeting and eliminating the threat that causes the crisis.

Armed teachers/staff members can meet and eliminate the threat.

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  • 8 thoughts on “Sandy Hook Killer Adam Lanza Had Over 9 Minutes With No Armed Resistance

    1. The citizens of Connecticut deserve the abuse that is coming their way from the release of this report. The ability to actually change things here in my state was lost in November, when the voters decided to renew Gov. Malloy’s ongoing
      attack on the legal, respectful, and law-abiding citizens that are gun owners and permit – carrying residents, like myself. Connecticut already has some of the most stringent and imposing laws regarding gun ownership and concealed carry permits in the U.S.. The passage of restrictive laws concerning high-capacity magazines, as well as the outlawing of a HUGE list of firearms since the tragedy at Sandy Hook has been an unfair burden on gun owners, like myself, who had done NOTHING to warrant such unfair “feel-good” legislation that was passed so that Gov. Malloy and his two Democratic Senators could use this stage to promote their own political agendas. The voters MUST realize that gun control is only the beginning of ALL other restrictions on our constitutional rights! WAKE UP ,

    2. >>Recommendations for “remotely controlled locks,” a buzzer system–whereby people can be buzzed through–cameras, “closed circuit television,” and bullet resistant and/or blast resistant glaze for classroom windows,

      In other words, complete the transformation from a traditional school house to a maximum security prison.

    3. Did anyone expect anything less from this report? When they stack a group with people living in a fantasy land with their unicorns and rainbows willing to ignore reality and loose more lives for the sake of political correctness you can not get real world solutions. There is a growing number of parents around the country pushing to disarm the school resource officers, are they expecting the cop to shoot up the school? if they are not trusting the cop then how are they trusting the teachers or principle or janitor? The answer is that their irrational fears are overwhelming them, they need to be guided in a direction that results in a safer world for our children.

    4. Amazing, the recommendations put forth do nothing to protect anyone. Fortify the school to withstand a direct nuclear attack, and room by room, be able to withstand a nuclear bomb in the next room.
      In the meantime, all the kids would be held in locked up cages, hoping the gun free zone armament holds until – – -? When? Then in comes the long ranger, and saves the day. Will he be equipped with a sling shot?

    5. The commission’s report suggests anti-bullying techniques can “dramatically improve school safety climates”. The only targets of bullying I see are Connecticut’s legal gun owners and the bullies are Connecticut’s Democratic politicians.

    6. I sat & waded through the commission’s report last night.
      It is quite plain that it was written not based on objective study of the facts but rather to promote & support an alrerady agreed outcome – namely more restrictions on lawful firearms ownership as a precursor to introducing laws at least as draconian as those we are faced with here in the UK.
      That’s a pretty damn’ despicable use of the tragic deaths at Sandy Hook but all too expected from the so-called “liberal” left.

    7. In the Army, I was taught that an obstacle not covered by fire is pretty much just a speed bump. Unfortunately, this seems to have been proven by events at Sandy Hook. Just one person firing from cover while the assailant was funneled in that small entrance could have cut things short resulting in a great reduction in death and injury.

    8. I wonder if that pimply faced parasite would had picked Sandy Hook Elem.for his target if he knew some teachers were armed ? Hell no he wouldn’t had ! When the gungrabbing liberal douche bags say ‘gun free zones’ protect our kids mention that and watch their anger,its priceless !

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