Gunman used a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle to kill students, teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary

Buschmaster AR-15 rifle similar to the one used in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. SOURCE: Cabelas.com

Adam Lanza, 20, brought four weapons to Sandy Hook Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012: a Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle; a Glock 10 mm handgun; a Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun; and a shotgun.

All of his weapons – with the exception of the shotgun – were equipped with multiple high-capacity magazines, with each magazine carrying 30 rounds of ammunition, according to police.

Of the four weapons at his disposal, Lanza selected the most efficient and destructive one to carry out his rampage: the AR-15.

Read more: Names of the 26 victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012

Lanza used the military-style rifle to shoot and kill 26 people – including 20 children – just minutes after forcing his way into the school building.

Connecticut’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver said many of the children – ages 6 and 7 – killed sustained between 3 to 11 gunshot wounds. With a few exceptions, most of the children appeared to have been shot from across the room.

Their wounds were “all over, all over,” said Carver. “This is a very devastating set of injuries.”

Asked if the children had suffered, Carver hesitated and responded, “If so, not for very long.”

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  5. All lies!! How do you expect anyone to believe this? Everything that you and the news media have reported to the United States Citizens are all lies and inconsistent.

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