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Adam Lanza's arsenal reveals shocking number of weapons and ammo

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NEWTOWN, CT (NBC) -- Search warrants reveal that Adam Lanza, the man responsible for shooting 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut last December, had access to an arsenal of weapons in the home he shared with his mother.

When the 20 year-old went to Sandy Hook Elementary school on December 14th he was armed with a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle, a Glock 10 millimeter handgun and a 9 millimeter Sig Sauer handgun.

154 spent .223 casings were recovered from the school.  

Investigators estimate Lanza was in the school less than five minutes before he took his own life.

The documents, released Thursday, also detail items found at the shooter's home.

Investigators found books on Asperger's and autism along with the "NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting."

Investigators also discovered a holiday card to Adam from his mother, Nancy Lanza, with a check made out for the purchase of a firearm.  Adam killed his mother in their home before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary that day.

An interview conducted by the FBI revealed that Lanza was an avid gamer who rarely left his home. 


Investigators have offered no insight into Adama Lanza's motivation for the shootings.

A comprehensive state police investigative report isn't expected to be completed until June.

Here is a catalog of the weaponry found at the school where 20 children and six staffers were killed and at the home he shared with his mother, who was also murdered:

At the school:

  • 1 Bushmaster .223 caliber model XM15 rifle with a 30-round magazine
  • 1 Glock 10mm handgun
  • 1 9mm Sig Sauer P226 handgun
  • 1 Saiga 12 shotgun with two magazines containing 70 rounds
  • 6 30-round magazines, three of them emptied


At the home:
Guns:

  • 1 Enfield Albian bolt-action .323 rifle
  • 1 Savage Mark II .22 caliber rifle with magazine, 3 live rounds, 1 spent cartridge
  • 1 black marksman BB gun


Ammunition:

  • 5 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun shells cut open, with buckshot
  • 1 white plastic bag with 30 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun shells
  • 1 can with .22 caliber and .45 caliber bullets
  • 8 boxes of Winchester Windcat .22 caliber bullets, 50 rounds per box
  • 20 "Estate" 12-gauge shotgun shells
  • 4 boxes of SB buckshot 12-gauge, 10 round per box
  • 1 box of Lightfield 12-gauge slugs
  • 1 box of 20 Prvi Partizan 303 British rifle cartridges
  • 1 box of 20 Federal 303 British rifle cartridges
  • 2 boxes of .22 long rifle Blazer rounds, 50 each box
  • 1 box with numerous rounds of Winchester .45 caliber bullets
  • 2 boxes of 50 rounds of PPU .45 caliber automatic
  • 1 box of 20 rounds for Remington .223 caliber
  • 3 boxes of Blazer 40 S&W, 50 rounds each
  • 2 boxes of Winchester 5.56 mm, 20 rounds each
  • 1 box of Magtech 45ACP with 30 rounds
  • 1 empty Box of SSA 5.56 mm
  • 1 box of Fiocchi .45 auto with 48 rounds
  • 80 rounds of CCI .22 long rifle
  • 6 boxes of PMC .223 rem, 20 rounds each
  • 6 Winchester 9 pellet buckshot shells, 12-gauge
  • 2 Remington 12-gauge slugs
  • 3 Winchester .223 rifle rounds
  • 31 .22 caliber rounds
  • 2 boxes of Underwood 10 mm auto, each with 50 rounds
  • 130 rounds of Lawman 9mm Luger
  • 2 spent shell casings for Glock 10mm
  • 1 empty box of Gold Dot 9mm Luger
  • 2 empty boxes of Winchester 9mm Luger
  • 1 box of Underwood 10mm auto with 34 rounds
  • 1 box of 29 miscellaneous 9mm rounds
  • 1 spent .22 shell casing
  • 1 small plastic bag containing numerous .22 caliber bullets
  • 1 tan bag with numerous Blazer .45 caliber bullets
  • 1 box of Blazer .22 long rifle with 50 rounds
  • 1 box PPU 303 British cartridges with 9 rounds
  • 2 Winchester 9mm rounds
  • 2 brass-colored shell casings
  • 1 small caliber bullet (live round) labeled C


Magazines:

  • 1 Promag 20-round 12-gauge drum magazine
  • 1 MD Arms 20-round 12 gauge drum magazine
  • 3 AGP Arms 12-gauge shotgun magazines
  • 1 Surefire GunMag magazine with 8 rounds of Winchester 12-gauge, 9-pellet buckshot
  • 2 AGP Arms 12-gauge shotgun magazines, taped together, each with 10 rounds of Winchester 9-pellet buckshot
  • 2 empty Ram Line magazines for Ruger 10-22
  • 1 AGP Arms Gen 2 12-gauge shotgun magazine with 10 rounds of Winchester 12-gauge, 9-pellet buckshot
  • 1 clear plastic Ramline magazine for an AR 15
  • 1 magazine with 10 rounds of .223 bullets


Knives:

  • Metal bayonet
  • 1 6-foot-10-inch wood-handled two-sided pole with a blade on one side and a spear on the other
  • 1 Samurai sword with a 28-inch blade and sheath
  • 1 Samurai sword with a 21-inch blade and a sheath
  • 1 Samurai sword with a 13-inch blade and sheath
  • 1 knife with a 12-inch blade and sheath
  • 1 wooden-handle knife with a 7.5-inch blade and sheath
  • 1 wooden-handle knife with a 10-inch blade
  • 1 knife with a 5.5-inch blade and sheath
  • 1 black-handled knife with a 7-inch blade and sheath
  • 1 black rubber-handled knife with 9.5-inch blade and sheath
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  • 1 white and brown-handled knife with 5-inch blade and sheath
  • 1 brown wood-handled knife with a 10.25-inch blade
  • 1 Panther brown-handled folding knife with a 3.75 inch blade
  • 1 small blue folding knife


Gear:

  • 1 Volcanic .22 starter pistol wth 5 live rounds and 1 expended round
  • Leightning L3 ear protection
  • Peltor ear plugs
  • Simmons binoculars
  • Uncle Mike's Sidekick nylon holster
  • Box for vest accessories
  • Leather dual magazine holder
  • Black leather handgun holster
  • High Sierra fanny pack
  • Numerous paper targets
  • 1 cardboard targets
  • 1 Bushnell sport view rifle scope
  • Plastic bag of miscellaneous parts
  • Safariland holster paperwork
  • Glock handgun manual
  • MD-20 20-round shotgun magazine manual
  • MD Arms V-Plug guide
  • Bushmaster XM15 and C15 instruction manual
  • Savage Arms bolt-action rifle manual
  • Glock paperwork

Miscellaneous:

  • Adam Lanza's National Rifle Association certificate
  • Nancy Lanza's NRA certificate
  • Three photographs with images of what appear to be a deceased human covered with plastic and what appears to be blood
  • Holiday card with a check from Nancy Lanza to Adam Lanza for purchase of C183 firearm
  • 1 digital print of a child and various fireaems
  • 1 military-style uniform
  • Handwritten notes with addresses of local gun shops
  • Receipts and emails documenting firearm and ammunition supplies
  • Blue folder labeled "guns" with receipts and paperwork
  • Paperwork titled "Connecticut Gun Exchange Glock 20SF 10mm" dated 12-21-11
  • Sandy Hook report card for Adam Lanza
  • New York Times article on a 2008 shooting at Northern Illinois Unversity
  • Books: "Look me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's;" "Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Mind of an Autistic Savant;" "NRA Guide to Basics of Pistol Shooting;" "Train Your Brain to Get Happy"
  • 1 Seagate Barracuda 500gb hard drive, damaged
  • 1 custom-built desktop computer, no hard drive
  • 1 Microsoft Xbox with partially obliterated serial number
  • One cotton swab of blood-like substance
  • 1 tan sheet with blood-like substance
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