Adam Lanza Killed 27 Other People, Not 26. We Should Remember That.
Sunday marks the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Two years on, the number of Adam Lanza’s victims frequently leaves out his mother, Nancy, whom he shot first. In 2013, Mark Joseph Stern wrote about the challenge of considering both Lanza and his mother as real people. The piece is reprinted below. This Saturday, all houses of worship in Connecticut will ring their bells 26 times—once, at the behest of the governor, for each victim of the Sandy Hook shooting.