Missouri Man Charged in Plot for Twilight Mass Shooting
Blaec Lammers' mother called police
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2012 5:27 PM CST
A mug shot of Blaec Lammers.   (Bolivar, Missouri, Police Department)

(Newser) – A worried mother may have prevented a mass shooting in Missouri, reports USA Today. Police in Bolivar, Mo., say 20-year-old Blaec Lammers admitted buying assault weapons with the intent to kill people at a showing of the new Twilight movie tonight. At some point, Lammers changed his plan and instead intended to shoot customers at the local Walmart, police tell the Bolivar Herald-Free Press. That way, if he ran out of ammo, "he would just break the glass where the ammunition is being stored and get some more and keep on shooting until the police arrived," says a police statement.

Lammers' mother called police yesterday, worried because her son had bought weapons similar to those used in the Dark Knight massacre in Aurora, Colo., along with 400 rounds of ammunition. Police interviewed Lammers and say he eventually confessed to the plot, maintaining that he identified with Dark Knight suspect James Holmes as "kind of a loner." Lammers, charged with first-degree assault and making a terroristic threat, is being held on $500,000 bail.

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JCHUSAFVET49
Nov 18, 2012 2:47 AM CST
It really is sad that this Country is where we are today, things like this are not in anyway the right way to deal with issues. I applaud the mother for turning him in. It could not have been easy for her to do that at all, but it was the thing that needed to be done. No one deserves to be shot and killed going to a movie or to Walmart or anywhere else for that matter. Just because you have an issue and you can relate to the other idiot in Colorado still gives you no right to take another's life. As for Gun Control and the NRA and anything else. I have no issue with people who have guns whether it be for protection or hunting. I do believe that most people use them in responsible ways. These types are not responsible and we can say all day that they are crazy or whatever, but it is the few that need to be investigated a little more before they are allowed to purchase weapons and the ammunition to destroy lives like the moron in Colorado and this moron in Missouri. I wish the Mom the best for what she will endure over the days to come for having to turn him in and the aftermath of that, but she did the right thing and that is a fact. There is no telling what damage he would have done had he been able to get to the theater or Walmart and understand this whether you like the movie Twilight or Walmart this is not the way to handle anything. I remember clearly the Colorado incident and there were kids involved there and there would have been kids involved here at the theater and also at Walmart, these morons do not care who they shoot at or who they kill.so anyone who made the comments about the brain dead people who shop at Walmart or would have seen this movie think about who may have been there at the time. Mothers, Fathers, brothers, sisters. It is simply wrong of the morons who would do something like this and also wrong for the comments made.
miamisun
Nov 17, 2012 3:50 PM CST
What the hell is wrong with people
drlarrymitchell
Nov 17, 2012 11:27 AM CST
This is horrible, but... Twilight Fans, or WalMart shoppers... Either way, no brain cells were in danger.