This must be music to the left’s ears who will use it to further their anti-gun cause, all while ignoring the real reason for this tragedy, mental illness.

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother four times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said Sunday as details emerged suggesting that Adam Lanza had planned an even more gruesome massacre but was stopped short.

Lanza blasted his way into the building and used a high-powered rifle to kill 20 children and six adults, including the principal who tried to stop him, authorities said.

The unthinkable bloodshed might even have been worse. Gov. Dannel Malloy said Lanza shot himself when he heard police coming. Authorities said they found multiple 30-round magazines and hundreds of bullets at the school, enough ammunition on him to carry out significant additional carnage.

“There was a lot of ammo, a lot of clips,” State Police Lt. Paul Vance. “Certainly a lot of lives were potentially saved.”