A man who says he once babysat for Newtown, Conn., gunman Adam Lanza says he recalls Lanza’s mother warning him never to turn his back on the boy – not even to go to the bathroom. [CBS News]

ANYONE HAVING a child in the house who is this mentally unstable and dangerous, but also owns an arsenal of weaponry, should have them under lock and key, inside a impregnable case. However, considering the swirling reports that Nancy Lanza was a survivalist “prepper,” that precaution pretty much goes out the window.

From the UK Guardian:

According to reports, Nancy Lanza was a so-called ‘prepper’, a part of the survivalist movement which urges individuals to prepare for the breakdown of society by training with weapons and hoarding food and other supplies.

“She prepared for the worst,” her sister-in-law Marsha Lanza told the Chicago Sun-Times.

“Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping “” are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?”

Marsha Lanza described Nancy as ‘self-reliant’ and said she repeatedly talked about her preparations for the economic and social meltdown.

It has also emerged that Mrs Lanza had spoken of her fears about her son Adam’s behaviour less than a week before the attack.

According to reports she told a friend that she feared “losing” her son”, that his state of mind was “getting worse” and that “she was having trouble reaching him”.

Meanwhile, the other complicit party to our nation’s gun challenges and violent reality, the National Rifle Association, is on complete and total lockdown. No emails, total silence on Facebook, and general quiet on the NRA front.

It’s shuttered its Facebook page. It’s silent on Twitter. It’s released no public statements on its website. It isn’t responding to media inquiries. And it hasn’t launched an aggressive push on Capitol Hill to shore up support among its allies. [Politico]