Fireman-Killer Used The Same Weapon Used In Newtown Shooting
More details have emerged about the 62-year-old man who shot and killed fire fighters after setting his home afire in Webster, NY. Reports say that the shooter, William Spengler, used the same gun that was used in the Newton school massacre earlier this month. Spengler, an ex-con who served 17 years in prison for the murder of his grandmother back in 1980, was armed with a revolver, a shotgun and the same semiautomatic rifle that Adam Lanza used to killed a classroom of first graders.
Spengler was living with his 67-year-old sister at their home in upstate New York all before he killed her and set their home ablaze on Christmas Eve. When fire fighters pulled up to the house, Spengler sprayed a round of bullets killing two fire fighters while injuring two more.
The Huffington Post reports:
Police recovered a military-style .223-caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle with flash suppression, the same make and caliber weapon used in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., that killed 26, including 20 young children, Pickering said.
The chief said it was believed the firefighters were hit with shots from the rifle given the distance but the investigation was incomplete.
“He was equipped to go to war, kill innocent people,” the chief said.
A daunting note written by Spengler was found about his love for “killing people.” In a two-to-three page letter, Spengler typed: “I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down, and do what I like doing best, killing people.”
A police officer shot and killed Spengler at the scene of the crime.
Here’s yet another example of why we need stronger gun regulation and a ban on assault rifles. Do we need more reasons to get this legislation passed?
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