According to a report by the New York Daily Times, the Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza was a “deranged gamer” who was trying to get the best “score” out of past serial killers.
Investigators apparently found a seven foot long, four foot wide spreadsheet that contained names, body counts as well as weapons from other mass and attempted murders.
“It sounded like a doctoral thesis, that was the quality of the research,” said an anonymous law enforcement veteran.
The anonymous source also revealed that Lanza had about 500 people on the list.
“They don’t believe this was just a spreadsheet. They believe it was a score sheet. This was the work of a video gamer, and that it was his intent to put his own name at the very top of that list.”
The new found information has led investigators to assume that Lanza had been plotting the massacre for quite some time.
“He had been planning this thing forever. In the end, it was just a perfect storm: these guns, one of them an AR-15, in the hands of a violent, insane gamer. It was like porn to a rapist. They feed on it until they go out and say, enough of the video screen. Now I’m actually going to be a hunter.”
The source went on to say that the Connecticut police believe that Lanza chose an elementary school because he would receive the least resistance and, at the same time, “rack up the greatest number of kills.”
The source also added that Lanza may have killed himself because”in the code of a gamer, even a deranged gamer like this little bastard, if somebody else kills you, they get your points.”
Since the incident, there have been numerous political discussions regarding the relationship between violent videogames and violent behaviour to the point that President Obama has included further research into the matter as part of the plan to reduce gun violence in America.
Analysis from Michael Cromwell
“They feed on it until they go out and say, enough of the video screen. Now I’m actually going to be a hunter.”
They? Who are they? As far as I can see, Lanza was only one person. A systemic failure of understanding through a reluctance to look honestly and incisively will lead to more shootings, and more demonetization.