Survivalists Prepare for the End Times12/17/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity--- I'm Rob Lorei. We're going to talk about the massacre in Connecticut last Friday when we open the phones in a few minutes. But first-- The British Newspaper, The Daily Mail is reporting the mother of Newtown killer Adam Lanza was a survivalist who trained her son to shoot and had been stockpiling weapons and food in anticipation of an apocalypse.
Nancy Lanza began hoarding food and water because she feared the ongoing financial crisis was going to bring about the end of civilized society.
Some other people believe the ancient Mayan people thought the end of the world would take place t h is Friday- on December 21, it is unclear if Ms Lanza thought that was the case.
The 54-year-old reportedly became obsessed with guns and taught her sons how to shoot.
Dan Holmes, who looked after the large garden around her rambling home, recalled how Ms Lanza would often go target shooting with her boys.
She was the first to die in last week's bloody rampage, shot four times in the head before Lanza drove to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in her car and gunned down 20 children and six adults, then shot himself in the head.
Authorities said the massacre could have been far worse, because enough ammunition was found on Lanza's body for him to carry out significant additional carnage.
The gunman's aunt, Marsha Lanza, 57, said Ms Lanza was a member of the "Doomsday Preppers" survivalist movement and had turned her home into a fortress.
"She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing," Marsha Lanza said.
We're joined now by Rob VanAlkemade who has directed a new film about survivalists called Training for the Apocalypse