Feds raid East Windsor shop where Nancy Lanza bought gun

An East Windsor gun store where one of the guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was purchased was raided by federal agents Thursday night, according to WFSB.

The shooter, Adam Lanza, had two pistols and an AR-15 Bushmaster rifle when he entered the Newtown school last Friday. Lanza’s mother, Nancy, had legally purchased all three guns. Lanza killed 20 children and six adults before taking his own life. He shot his mother in the Newtown home they shared before going to the school.

WFSB said the gun store, Riverview Gun Sales, is also where police said a man stole an assault weapon and planned to carry out an attack similar to the Sandy Hook shooting. Jordan March, 26, of South Windsor, can be seen on video stealing an AR-15 with a scope , a day after the shooting, according to WFSB.

Marsh was caught Saturday trying to steal a 50-caliber long gun from the same store, one day after the Newtown shooting, WFSB reported. The AR-15 was found in a duffel bag in a room at the Hartford Hilton.

Police told WFSB that Marsh allegedly stole 11 guns from the store, and the business was not aware of it until notified by detectives. The news station said there have been inventory issues at the gun store before, including in 2007 when police found more than 30 guns were missing from that store.

The store’s owner told WFSB that he is saddened a gun used in the massacre was bought at his store.

Categories: General
Tom Cleary

6 Responses

  1. mike says:

    if the guns used in Sandy Hook were illegal guns, how did the kids mom, “legally” purchase them?

    This whole thing is a Lame setup.

  2. Frank Kennedy says:

    Somone stole beer at the package store, got drunk and killed a family on the highway. The store owner is not responsible- close the place down!!!!! It’s time to ban all booze in this country!

  3. Gun Control Please says:

    To suggest banning weapons is the type of radicalism that should have no place in the argument. That is so extreme it is stupid. Our country needs to reform gun control and revise the second amendment to the constitution.

  4. JLC Hamden, CT says:

    The HEAT IS ON!!!!!

  5. Allie says:

    Enough! When will something be done? What the hell is going on in that store? This idiot was able to steal all of these weapons? This guy is not a responsible store owner — close this place down!!!!! These stories are really making me sick. It’s time for a ban on weapons in this country!

  6. Ladygoat says:

    If its that easy to steal weapons from this place they should be shut down!