From Daily Intel:
Though many hoped that the hard drive from Adam Lanza's computer would provide some clues about why he went on the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, investigators said on Monday that it may be beyond repair. The FBI is still trying to recover information from the disk, but it looks like it was smashed with a hammer or a screwdriver and may have been overwritten. “The kid knew what he was doing,” said a law enforcement source. “This was a planned event. There is no question about it.” ...Daily Intel
My guess is that many disturbed people would want their hard drive/memory preserved. Some shooters have left traces of their fantasies about the movie based on their lives.
...Rampage shooters have often been captivated by the idea that they will become posthumously famous. “Isn’t it fun to get the respect that we’re going to deserve?” the Columbine shooter Eric Harris remarked. He had fantasized with his fellow attacker, Dylan Klebold, that the filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino would fight over the rights to their life story. ...NYT
So there's the grim ego trip and "they'll finally understand me..." But not this time.
Not "only in Texas", but also in Texas the madness goes on.
A gun dealer in Austin named Crockett Keller (Crockett ... Davy ... get it?) has come up with an offer. He'll sell guns at a discount to teachers. Hey, pilots for commercial airlines carry guns now, don't they? Why not teachers?
Keller went on to argue, “Any place where the citizenry is not allowed to defend itself is at risk.” This is a common claim by pro-gun advocates that has been debunked repeatedly. While many gun rights advocates have argued that armed teachers could have saved the lives of the Newtown children, not a single mass murder in the past 30 years has been stopped by a civilian with a gun. Moreover, an analysis by the Harvard Injury Control Research Center found that the high accessibility of guns creates a higher risk of homicide across the board at the city, state, and national levels. ...Think Progress
Meanwhile, no surprise, Fox News is selecting its reports very, very carefully.
Gabriel Sherman: "According to sources, David Clark, the executive producer in charge of Fox's weekend coverage, gave producers instructions not to talk about gun-control policy on air... The directive created a rift inside the network... During the weekend, one frustrated producer went around Clark to lobby Michael Clemente, Fox's executive vice-president for news editorial, but Clemente upheld the mandate." ...via Political Wire
Ja, mein Fuehrer!