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NOTE: This seems to be of questionable veracity. Acknowledged. But we'll leave it up so discussion of the basic issue can continue.
Just found this on Huffington Post:
Nancy Lanza, the mother of the Sandy Hook shooter, was in the process of having her son committed to a psychiatric facility when he went on the mass shooting spree, a lifelong family acquaintance told Fox News.

A senior law enforcement official also confirmed that 20-year-old Lanza's anger over his mother's plan is being investigated as a possible motive for the Newtown shooting.

I've hit yet another "can't fathom" point on this.
If this is true, if she was seeking to have him committed, if he knew it and she knew he knew it.......

WHAT THE HELL WERE THOSE GUNS DOING ANYWHERE HE COULD GET AT THEM?

I'm not going to go too deeply into my own situation, but let me just say this: I have a son with emotional difficulties, on several medications, and is soon to transition back home from a residential treatment facility. He either ends up with me or his mom, that hasn't been decided yet, but my other son, his older brother, tells me stepdad has more guns than I do. I hope the man is as sensible as I am. Mom and I should probably talk about that. He comes home on the weekends now, and will be with both households for an extended period over Christmas break. I do not know what conditions exist in his Mom's house. but I do know this: there is no way he can get his hands on any firearm in my house.
I don't want to detail the measures I take, for reasons I hope would be obvious, but trust me: there is no way. It is not possible. Take my word for it.

Here is a comment I made in reply to 88kathy earlier today. I take this very, very seriously.

Not much of  a diary, I know....I just wnated to put this forth.

She was going to have him committed.
He knew it.
She knew he knew it.
And he was able to gain access to her firearms, in the face of that.

Inexcusable.  And completely unbelievable.

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