In the latest attack on the preparedness movement, the media is now claiming that the mother of the Connecticut killer was a “paranoid, gun-crazed survivalist” and is theorizing that here “crazy” lifestyle could have been responsible for her son’s killing spree.
In my opinion, preppers need to take this very seriously. It seems like some people are trying to use this tragedy to demonize preppers, gun owners and anyone who is self-reliant. They are yet again trying to make you look crazy and dangerous.
The Daily Mail Reports:
“The mother of the loner… may have played a major part in his catastrophic mental breakdown… Friends and family portrayed Adam Lanza’s mother Nancy as a paranoid ‘survivalist’ who believed the world was on the verge of violent, economic collapse.
Lanza’s aunt Marsha said Nancy was ‘self reliant’ and that they talked a lot about how she was preparing for the economic meltdown.
Over the last couple of years, the media has amped up their efforts to make preppers look crazy, and it seems like it may be working. In fact, we have covered a number of cases where prepping was actually used against individuals in court.
In one case, law enforcement was able to obtain a search warrant simply by stating a person was a prepper. In another, a man was declared mentally defective and had his firearms seized by law enforcement officials.
With talk of new gun control legislation coming as a result of this tragedy, I wouldn’t be shocked if preppers are somehow targeted in this new crackdown. We’ve been warning that peppers and survivalist would eventually become a target, and now I believe the media is using the tragedy in Connecticut to yet again make preppers look like the problem.