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The key (and as yet unasked) question about Newtown: Did Nancy Lanza own a gun safe?

Two weeks after the Newtown murders, I find it very curious that no one, anywhere, has yet asked the most important question: Did Nancy Lanza own a gun safe, and if she did, was it used?

As the media digs up every possible shred of information about her life, and her son, it’s odd (to say the least) that nobody thinks to ask the police that one simple question:

Did Nancy Lanza own a gun safe?

We have learned among other things, where, and what, she likes to drink, the value of her home, her alimony, where she was born, which weapons she owned, that her son lived in the basement, the type of posters he had on the walls. We have learned that she had become increasingly concerned about Adam’s behavior, that she had begun the process of having him involuntarily committed.

But did she have a gun safe? Nah..that’s not important.

Obviously, she could afford one, and the top of the line model. If she didn’t own one, or even worse, if she did have one but failed to secure her weapons while her unstable son was living in her home, then EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED AT NEWTON IS HER FAULT. IT’S ON HER HEAD. ALL THE DEATHS. PERIOD!

It’s not exactly rocket science. Either there is a gun safe on the house, or there isn’t. One would think that some reporter would ask Ct. State Police Lt. Paul Vance that simple query.

Perhaps that’s why the MSM doesn’t want to know. It would get in the way of their blatant agenda to limit, if not end, second amendment rights. David Gregory would rather wave a rifle magazine on the air, than ask the obvious question:

Did Nancy Lanza own a gun safe?

And why hasn’t the NRA asked the question? Surely it’s worth noting, because possibly the entire tragedy could have been avoided.

Author’s aside: Here’s a question worth asking: Would requiring ownership of a gun safe in order to purchase a semi-automatic weapon violate the 2nd amendment?

Two other observations:

It is possible that Lanza owned a gun safe, and did in fact secure her weapons. Her son, a techie genius type, might have been able to defeat it, either electronically, or even by something as simple as finding out where she hid the combination. ( Who among us has not written our computer password on a piece of paper in our desk drawer?)

I will not criticize Lanza for introducing her son to the pleasure of shooting. When she started this, a few years ago, it’s possible that she thought it would be a way to reach him, to connect with him. She enjoyed it in her youth, so perhaps she thought it would work with Adam.

But surely someone, somewhere, can find the answer to one simple question:

Did Nancy Lanza own a gun safe?

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