Oh please Delta, blame the mother for owning guns? Don't you think the kid could be capable of prying open a locked closet? Do you know haw they were stored? She may have taught him before he was obviously nuts. The blame lays squarely on the teenager's shoulders, no one else's. I was taught to shoot starting at eight years old, if I had turned into a nut-job at 18 how would that lay blame on my firearms teacher for teaching me five years earlier? My fourteen year old son is normal and I started teaching him to shoot at the age of ten. Do I know if he will develop mental problems four years from now? Obviously not, no one could. With the early reports of a second shooter in CT, do we know this stupid kid wasn't coerced?