Rakan dan keluarga ibu Adam Lanza, menggambarkan Nancy sebagai paranoid yang terlalu percaya dunia berada di ambang kemusnahan ekonomi.
Wanita itu dilaporkan bergelut untuk menyelamatkan diri dengan menyimpan stok makanan, minuman dan senjata di rumah besarnya di Connecticut yang didiami bersama anaknya berusia 20 tahun itu.
Nancy, 52, digolongkan sebagai ‘prepper,’ gelaran untuk mereka yang bersiap sedia menghadapi kemusnahan dalam masyarakat bertamadun. Dia menjadi begitu taksub dengan senjata dan mengajar Adam serta abangnya, Ryan, cara menembak serta membawa mereka ke lapang sasar tempatan.
Tindakannya itu membawa padah Jumaat lalu apabila Lanza memulakan pembunuhan dengan menembak ibunya di atas katil.
Dia melepaskan empat das tembakan pada kepala wanita itu, dipercayai ketika Nancy tidur, sebelum membawa tiga senjata ke Sekolah Rendah Sandy Hook di Newtown, Connecticut dan menembak mati 20 murid dan enam kakitangan.
Ibu saudara Lanza berkata, Nancy tidak bergantung kepada orang lain dan mereka banyak bercakap mengenai cara dia membuat persiapan untuk menghadapi keruntuhan ekonomi.
Menurutnya, bekas kakak iparnya itu begitu teliti memastikan dia sentiasa bersenjata dan tidak merahsiakan bahawa dia mempunyai koleksi senjata. Ia bukan setakat dua pistol dan raifal separuh automatik yang digunakan dalam pembunuhan berkenaan, malah dua senapang memburu tradisional.
|Model Senjata AR15 Bushmaster|
Dia akan bercakap dengan penuh bangga mengenai senjata berkenaan di bar tempatan serta menunjuk-nunjukkan senjata itu kepada tukang kebunnya.
“Dia memberitahu saya, dia gemar menembak,” kata Dan Holmes, tukang kebun Nancy,
Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who are actively preparing for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales ranging from local to international levels. Survivalists often acquire emergency medical and self-defence training, stockpile food and water, prepare to become self-sufficient, and build structures (e.g., a survival retreat or an underground shelter) that would help them survive a catastrophe.
Anticipated disruptions may include:
Anticipated disruptions may include:
- Clusters of natural disasters, patterns of apocalyptic planetary crises, or Earth Changes (tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, solar storms, severe thunderstorms).
- A disaster caused by the activities of humankind (chemical spills, release of radioactive materials, nuclear or conventional war, oppressive governments).
- The general collapse of society caused by the shortage or unavailability of resources such as electricity, fuel, food, or water.
- Financial disruption or economic collapse (caused by monetary manipulation, hyperinflation, deflation, or depression).
- A global pandemic. Widespread chaos or some other unexplained apocalyptic event.
Survivalism is approached by its adherents in different ways, depending on their circumstances, mindsets, and particular concerns for the future. The following are characterizations, although most (if not all) survivalists fit into more than one category:
Safety Preparedness Oriented
Learns principles and techniques needed for surviving life-threatening situations that can occur at any time place. Makes preparations for such calamities as structure fires, dog attacks, physical confrontations, snake bites, lightning strikes, car breakdowns, Third World travel problems, bear encounters, flash floods, home invasions and train wrecks.
Wilderness Survival EmphasisStresses being able to stay alive for indefinite periods in life-threatening wilderness scenarios, including plane crashes, shipwrecks, and being lost in the woods. Concerns are: thirst, hunger, climate, terrain, health, stress, and fear. Prepares with: knowledge, training and practice. Survival kit often includes: water purifiers, shelter, fire starters, clothing, food, medical supplies, navigation, signaling gear, and a heavy-duty survival knife.
Self-Defense DrivenConcerned with surviving brief encounters of violent activity. Focus is on personal protection and its legal ramifications, danger awareness, John Boyd's cycle (also known as the OODA loop—observe, orient, decide and act), martial arts, self-defense tactics and tools (both lethal and non-lethal).
Natural Disaster, BriefLives in tornado, hurricane, flood, wildfire, earthquake or heavy snowfall areas and wants to be prepared for the inevitable. Invests in material for fortifying structures and tools for rebuilding and constructing temporary shelters. May have a custom built shelter, food, water, medicine, and enough supplies to get by until contact with the rest of the world resumes.
Natural Disaster, ProlongedConcerned about weather cycles of 2–10 years, which have happened historically and can cause crop failures.Might stock several tons of food per family member and have a heavy duty greenhouse with canned non-hybrid seeds.
Natural Disaster, Indefinite/Multi-GenerationalPossible scenarios include: global warming, global cooling, environmental degradation, warming or cooling of gulf stream waters, or a period of severely cold winters caused by a supervolcano, an asteroid strike, or large scale nuclear proliferation.
Bio-Chem ScenarioConcerned with the spread of fatal diseases, biological agents, and nerve gases. Examples: Swine flu, E. coli 0157, botulism, Dengue Fever, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, SARS, rabies, Hantavirus, anthrax, Plague, cholera, HIV, Ebola, Marburg virus, Lhasa virus, sarin, and VX. Might own NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) full-face respirators, polyethylene coveralls, PVC boots, Nitrile gloves, plastic sheeting and duct tape.
MalthusianAn increase in human population affects available fresh water, food, health-care, environment, economics, consumerism, and spread of diseases. Some[who?] warn that this will result in a Malthusian population crash.
Monetary Disaster InvestorsBelieve the Federal Reserve system is fundamentally flawed. Newsletters suggest hard assets of gold and silver bullion, coins, and other precious-metal oriented investments such as mining shares. They are preparing for paper money to become worthless through hyperinflation. As of late 2009 this is a popular scenario.
Biblical EschatologistThese individuals study End Times prophecy and believe the Savior is going to return soon, and that the final battle with Satan on the Plains of Megiddo might occur in their lifetime.Most believe that the Rapture will follow a period of Tribulation, though a smaller number believe that the Rapture is imminent and will precede the Tribulation ("Pre-Trib Rapture"). There is a wide range of beliefs and attitudes in this group. They run the gamut from pacifist to armed camp, and from having no food stockpiles (leaving their sustenance up to God's providence) to storing decades' worth of food. A small subset are Messianic Jews, and an even smaller fringe subset follow a charismatic leader's interpretations of the Bible.[clarification needed] The Branch Davidians are one such sect.
Peak Oil DoomersThe Doomers are convinced that Peak Oil is a genuine threat,and take appropriate measures, usually involving relocation to an agriculturally self-sufficient survival retreat.
RawlesianFollowers of James Wesley Rawles, the best-selling author of survivalist fiction and non-fiction books.Adherents often prepare for multiple scenarios with fortified and well-equipped rural survival retreats.Most are politically conservative. Nearly all place an emphasis on both being well-armed as well as being ready to dispense charity in the event of a disaster.Most take a "deep larder" approach and store food to last years. They emphasize practical self-sufficiency and homesteading skills.
Medical Crisis OrientedHas a complete medical pack in house and car.Donates blood and is active in the Red Cross. Has taken CERT, EMT, and CPR courses, knows vital signs, and stockpiles medicines. Concerned with vehicle accidents and emergencies involving injuries. Focus is on helping family, friends, and community survive medical emergencies.
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