Toddler Gnaws On Handgun In Newly Released Photo From Sandy Hook Killer Adam Lanza's Home

| by Kathryn Schroeder

New photos of Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza's home have been released, including one of a toddler boy gnawing on a handgun.

The Daily Mail reports that photographs showed multiple rounds of ammunition, gun magazines, shot paper targets, gun cases and a safe with a rifle stored inside. There was also a check written by Adam's mother, Nancy, for him to purchase another gun.  

The most disturbing find may be the photograph of a toddler boy in camouflage gear sitting on the floor with ammunition across his legs gnawing on a handgun, as reported by WBLX.

Another item recovered in the home was a birthday card from Adam's father, Peter Lanza, offering to take his son shooting.

Nancy Lanza found guns to be a hobby, and handwritten notes were found around the house with addresses of local gun shops and NRA shooting certificates. She and Adam regularly went to target practice together.

In the new book "Newtown: An American Tragedy," family friend Marvin LaFontaine reveals how he used to invite Nancy and Adam to his property for shooting sessions. LaFontaine states in the book that Adam was comfortable with a firearm at four years old, and Nancy preferred the Ruger for Adam as a young child.

Nancy Lanza was shot dead by Adam before he went on a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School where he shot and killed 20 first graders and six educators on December 14, 2012. Adam turned a handgun on himself when police arrived at the school.

Sources: WBLX, Daily Mail