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    Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    From what I've been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and (her) plans to have him committed," Flashman told FoxNews.com. "Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.”
    A senior law enforcement official involved in the investigation confirmed that Lanza's anger at his mother over plans for “his future mental health treatment” is being looked at as a possible motive for the deadly shooting.
    Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap | Fox News


    Well, we've been wondering what triggered this.... looks like we know, now.


    I'd still be curious if there's a professional diagnosis on what kind of mental health problems this young man had, exactly. Lotta people questioning whether it was Aspergers.

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    Re: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

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    Well, we've been wondering what triggered this.... looks like we know, now. I'd still be curious if there's a professional diagnosis on what kind of mental health problems this young man had, exactly. Lotta people questioning whether it was Aspergers.

    This story sounds very credible. Fear, hate, revenge, and access to the weapons was all this guy needed.

    If it was just fear, he would have likely committed suicide. If was just hate, he would have killed his mother. The revenge factor would explain the rest. This was a motivated, diabolical and premeditated murder.
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    Re: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    I saw the headline this morning on Drudge and read the article, it seems very plausible. From what I read he targeted the school and the young kids because his mom had volunteered there and worked with these kids in particular. Sounds like the shooter was angry and jealous and had a screw loose, a really really bad combination.

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    Re: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    Yep, and this is going to be one of the problems with the Gun - Mental Health discussion.... I know of at least a handful of gun owners who could probably use some form of counseling or low-level mental health assistance who will not even consider doing so because they believe it will put their gun licenses at risk. That is going to be a very large hurdle to overcome.

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    Re: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    You keep any potential poisonous containers out of the hands of children and all medications have childproof lids.

    You also keep guns in a safe locked location from extremely unstable mentally disturbed people.

    It makes wonder about the mental stability of the mother.

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    Re: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    The story is the most plausible one I've heard so far.
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    Re: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
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    Well, we've been wondering what triggered this.... looks like we know, now.

    I'd still be curious if there's a professional diagnosis on what kind of mental health problems this young man had, exactly. Lotta people questioning whether it was Aspergers.
    Whether or not this person had Asperger's, that had nothing to do with what he did. There's absolutely no evidence that one having Asperger's Syndrome increases one's propensity to violence. It's no different than saying, "I wonder if he had brown eyes." It is very unfortunate that this incident has put a focus on Asperger's in this way.

    My best friend has a mentally disabled son who is 25 years old. She has begun to ask herself the big question: "What happens to him if something happens to me?" Thus, she has begun researching group homes for him. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that if she doesn't do this carefully and methodically, she will have to fear for her life as that inevitable time approaches. He has no emotional maturity. He cannot control his anger. He is not mentally ill...he's just not firing on all cylinders.

    It's very sad.
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    Re: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I saw the headline this morning on Drudge and read the article, it seems very plausible. From what I read he targeted the school and the young kids because his mom had volunteered there and worked with these kids in particular. Sounds like the shooter was angry and jealous and had a screw loose, a really really bad combination.
    His mother never worked or volunteered at that school. We've been getting faulty information all along.
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    Re: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Whether or not this person had Asperger's, that had nothing to do with what he did. There's absolutely no evidence that one having Asperger's Syndrome increases one's propensity to violence. It's no different than saying, "I wonder if he had brown eyes." It is very unfortunate that this incident has put a focus on Asperger's in this way.
    I'd be cautious not to swing too far in the other direction here. It's not direct, linear causation, but if this kid indeed had Asperger's, that certainly had SOMETHING to do with what in his mind led to this behavior. It can be a factor without being a direct cause.

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    Re: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

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    You keep any potential poisonous containers out of the hands of children and all medications have childproof lids.

    You also keep guns in a safe locked location from extremely unstable mentally disturbed people.

    It makes wonder about the mental stability of the mother.
    Agreed - the apple usually falls close to the tree.
    I have the same opinion of her myself.
    I found it interesting that the father and older brother moved away after the divorce.
    That told me that they wanted to get away from the mom and the shooter.
    From what I read, she was very, very rigid as a person, and probably so with her son.
    I guess that they suffered from the same mental demons.
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