The December massacre in Newtown, Connecticut might have been motivated by the 2011 mass shooting in Norway, by Anders Breivik, officials told a news agency.
Law enforcement agencies have been speculating that Adam Lanza was inspired by Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik. Officials involved in investigating the Newtown massacre have told CBS news that Lanza shot children at Sandy Hook Elementary School because he was inspired by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik. While the police are further investigating the psychological factors which drove Lanza to commit the shooting, they found violent video games worth thousands of dollars during a search in Lanza home. His time spent playing gory video games might have contributed to his murderous mentality which led him to kill people, viewing the children as ‘easy’ targets and their deaths as ‘scores’
Both the factors are somewhat related via psychological connection which couldn’t have been spotted easily since there were no exterior signs of violent behavior.
Lanza thought he was in competition with Anders Breivik who killed 77 people in 2011 viewing his shooting as an effort of ‘cleansing’ his country from multiculturalism. In either case, the motivation behind the horrific killings was psychological and there wasn’t much to be prepared beforehand.
No one would have ever known Anders Breivik’s deranged motives before the shooting. It was all in the head. Similarly, no one would’ve ever figured out that Adam Lanza, who was just another average face in the crowd, would turn out to be a mass murderer.
The two motives behind the Connecticut mass shooting remain mere speculations but the hidden psychological factors are now evident because there must have been something terribly wrong with Lanza’s mind (like in the case of Breivik’s twisted ‘cleansing’ ideology) that made him kill innocent people including little children.