Skip to comments.Navy Yard shooting: AR-15, back in the news -- briefly
Posted on 09/17/2013 2:14:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill
It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it's back in the spotlight after Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard: The AR-15.
Authorities said when Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of bullets Monday, he was carrying a rifle and a handgun. But he did most of the shooting with the weapon used in so many other rampages that shocked the nation:
List of 4 other shootings.
With Monday's incident, the gun will likely be in the crosshairs again. And again, it's likely nothing will change.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Even though the America-hating lib-dem idiots and RINO traitors don't have the votes to kill our precious 2nd Amendment, this tragedy will be played for all the can get out of it.
Bad, bad AR-15!
Ping to “Bad AR-15” articles starting to appear...
It would be better to ban crazy ass liberal shooters.
He only had the shotgun when he arrived...he got the pistol and the AR from guards he shot on the way in...
sheesh....the libs will say ANYTHNG...
Whoa there! Now that nice young man could have been the POTUS’s son for Crissake! Watch what you’re saying...
Guess I’m finally going to have to break down and buy one before it’s too late.
Wait! I thought he was found with a shotgun and a handgun? Which one of these is now an AR-15?
Personally, I’m past that point.
Ban libs, too.
Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.
I guarantee you if others were allowed to carry his death spree would have been ended rather quickly.
The Adam Lanzas of the world are probably lined-up and buying it by the bagloads. Not being a video game player, I don’t know what the attraction is.
Do they intend to ban AR-15's in the hands of law enforcement, too?
My local news in Fort Worth is saying he entered the ship yard with a shotgun then stole someone’s AR.
They’re not even reporting *how* he got it; just that he *had* it. The facts don’t matter.
Okay. Ban any Government employee from having an AR issued as a weapon.
My understanding is that he acquired the weapon from someone he had killed with a sawed off shotgun and that someone was a LEO of some sorts which means it was probably an M16, not an AR15. I could be wrong but if I’m not, we need to nip this in the bud. There’s a big difference between AR15 and M16 and we shouldn’t allow the media to further disparage the AR15 if an AR15 wasn’t actually used.
That would probably save a lot of dogs.
Better hurry; my local FFL said yesterday (when he called about my Beowulf .50 cal being “modified” and ready to pick-up), that he expects an upsurge in demand and price.
The government calls them "Personal Defense Weapons" [That's what the government called out in its Fed Biz Ops ad when the DHS wanted to order a few thousand AR M-4s for their jackboots.....]
It was probably an M-4 AR-type Carbine he hooked off the dead guard....yep, much different with auto...
From Fox News:
“Two federal officials told the Associated Press that Alexis had an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun that he took from a police officer at the scene.”
The 12ga MKA is on an AR platform:
This needs to be answered. The AR15 has a bad enough reputation, we don’t need this adding to it and providing further justification to the leftists to ban it. The media will certainly attempt to confuse the facts just like they said Holmes was wearing a bullet proof vest when he was actually wearing a nylon tactical vest incapable stopping a pellet gun.
was it even an AR15? LEOs are authorized carry M16s especially when guarding sensitive areas.
Agreed; 2 or 3 CCW/CHL holders would have ended that incident much sooner. 10 or 15 would have ended it very quickly.
Any time the media sees a vest equipment carrier, a ‘plate’ carrier or nearly any type of vest, they call it a bullet proof vest. It is next to impossible to overcome their deliberate, intentional mischaracterizations. They aren’t interested in the truth, they are interested in images, icons and feigned remorse/outrage at the violence.
It is their nature because they are ghouls.
They want to turn every facility in America into a gun free, ‘killing zone’.
Far be it for CNN to actually delve into the facts....
I guess someone must do it for them.
I still can’t find any 2 news stories which agree on what happened. Most don’t/won’t even say.
The articles that even mention it all cal it an AR-15. I thought the Military all carried M-16s. Big difference.
Sweet cherry pie!
If I were there it would have ended very quickly.
I would have pulled my one of girlfriends, a Kimber Tac II or Kimber Eclipse Target II(twins) and emptied it into him, reloaded , walked over to hs body and he likely would flinch forcing me to empty the New mag in his head.
Liberal anti woman logic. Because a black guy does the shooting we ban weapons for women...
Ear witnesses reported hearing sets of 3 shots in a row “pow, pow,pow”, that sounds like a three round burst fired from an M16A2. Bottom line is the guy liberated the weapon from security guard or a cop using a shotgun. Are they gonna ban shotguns now? or just ban M16s in the hands of cops, security agents, and soldiers?
Of the 4 writers listed, usually Jim Miklaszewski and Pete Williams are the most ‘accurate’, for that lib-rag network.
Nice piece. I’d probably drop it down to regular 2 3/4” .00 buckshot shells, instead of HD 3” loads.
It’s my birthday today. If you lived near me I’d have drinks and a cigar with you.
Then we chase chicks.
Or you could sit back and admire my work,since you are in a committed relationship.
I also carry either a full-size Kimber 1911 Eclipse Target II or a Kimber 1911 Stainless Custom TLE II, Wilson Combat mags, 230gr HPs, with 2 dbl extra mag holsters.
That’s what I first thought when I heard the initial reports in the morning. If they could get their perverted way, they’d ban all guns. Except for their bodyguards and friends.
So, time to disarm the military?
I use Winchester SPX1 or Hornady JHP 230 grn as well.
* Credit for phrase goes to 'Sonny', a bit character in ST-TNG 115, "The Neutral Zone".
This whole thing, too soon after the Colorado victories, and too soon are we being “informed” about the supposed shooter, that it stinks like 3 day old fish!
A guy, in the Navy Yard, blasting off an AR15?? Really??
By the way that same supposed Navy yard has been portrayed for years on the TV show “NCIS”, there WASN’T a camera SOMEWHERE that wasn’t being watched? Really??
“The shooter has a security clearance.” They have signs stating that your bags you carry WILL be searched upon entry. Yet, SOMEHOW, this shooter secreted a 30 inch long rifle, made of metals that trip detectors, into the complex?? Really??
Mr. Obama, this is another one of your ‘hail mohammed’ football passes.
FLAG DOWN ON THE PLAY AT THE 10 YD. LINE, NO FIRST DOWN, 8 YARDS TO GO!
You’re in Arizona?
One guy with any kind of personal weapon immobilizing 3000 American military personnel for eight hours make Audie Murphy and Alvin York sound like Richard Simmons and Pee Wee Herman. l make no claim to being a tactical genius but it passes my poor understanding how our military prevails in any situation. If we trust the Navy with aircraft carriers, the Air Force with B-1 bombers, the Army with tanks and the Marines with, well with Marines, we should be able to trust at least some of these folks with side arms.
Maybe I’m just ranting.
Is that true?
Yes. In a little town called Atlanta, Georgia.