Skip to comments.Report: Navy Yard Gunman 'Gathered Weapons Along the Way'
Posted on 09/17/2013 4:08:52 AM PDT by markomalley
NBC News reports that Aaron Alexis was armed with "an assault-style rifle, a shotgun and a handgun" when he was killed in a shootout with authorities. Law enforcement told NBC "they believed he arrived packing only the shotgun, which he bought last week from a gun dealer in Lorton, Va., about 20 miles from Washington."
The Washington DC local NBC affiliate says that sources informed them "that surveillance footage showed that he began his attack with a shotgun, but was found with a 9mm pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle."
The suspected gunman appeared to have seized firearms from two of his victims as he moved through the building along the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, where 3,000 Navy employees go to work each day, many of them carrying authorized firearms.
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He wasn’t mentioning names like Trayvon, during the incident, was he?
The check point of entry did not catch this guy. The installation’s security sucks. (Dick Marcinko has been telling them for years.) Our military has been “liberalized.” Obama has made it worse.
My thoughts exactly
You wouldn’t hear this from our local news, -
the announcer gravely informed us the suspect used ‘AR-15 assault rifle’, (quote) like the one used in Sandy Hook Elementary School (unquote).
When I worked at one of the labs, they checked our badges like we were criminals.
Basically, he could have arrived with a baseball bat....whacked the first guard....taken his weapons....and done all the damage from that point on. It’d dismay the gun-rights folks that he used a non-weapon to gain a real-weapon, but that’s the reality of this mess.
A black-hispanic? No. A white doped-up kid? No. A black nutcase guy who should have been in a facility? Probably so.
How many nut-case security guys work for the Pentagon in DC? That’s going to be one of those funny review episodes. I’m guessing someone will order a full review and find at least a dozen civilians working for the Pentagon security structure....who ought not be in security or handling a weapon.
As for all this PTSD stuff with this guy? No....he was nuts before he arrived to be a sailor. I think we will find over the coming weeks that he did various drugs as a kid, and had some events which the parents just overlooked.
This bit of news just might cause senator Feinstein to be placed on sucide watch. And of course there’s Obama; can’t wait to see how he gets out of his gaff....
12 people killed by a black guy and the media is almost silent.......
Well, to keep our public safe, we will just have to pass laws taking those AR-15s... and 9MM pistols away from security guards! It is for the children, you know--
Gungrabbers won’t let facts interfere with their agenda.
Wasn’t part of the biden strategy firing shots in the air?
THAT is where we are today.....
eric holder and obama’s team recently made it almost illegal (or really illegal) for employers to even ask about past criminal activity when hiring- another eric holder “felons as a protected class” initiative
I’m going to venture a guess about the ownership, hiring practices, and preferred federal govt contract award status of the HP subcontractor who employed this chip-on-the-shoulder nutjob .....
on the other hand...never mind
but hey, getting a seething angry DC-native looking guy into a secure facility with a contractor ID and stealing weapons from hapless fat uneducated unskilled rent-a-cops that make up too many of those hired to protect - another tip for real terrorists
this guy obviously had a plan and had thought things through
Important angle on this story. It appears the Navy Yard shooter took the AR from a security guard. Shall we ban ARs for Federal guards, Senator Feinstein?
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The terrorist (and his handler) are, like Hasan,
protected by Holder and Obama.
Meanwhile, the US Congress will remain drunk, whoring,
useless, treasonous, and banking their payoffs from al Qaeda.
like the underwear bomber who got on a flight to the US without a passport
If a person has his crazed mind set on killing people a gun law will not stop him.
I can think of a lot of easy ways to kill people without guns, and the internet is filled with the descriptive means to do it.
I am no conspiracy loony.
But multiple reports said the gunman was a lousy shot, yet 12 dead and how many wounded, zero?
No way! I mean, after all, those guys are the PROS!
Here we see, just like Boston some months ago -- for all their cool tactical gear, training, attitude, comm & material support, media cheerleaders and all the rest, these 'warrior cops' sure don't really seem to accomplish much.
Tells you things.
Gets out of what gaff?
I’m watching a recording of last night’s Piers Morgan show. He just CONFIRMED that the shooter bought the AR-15 from a local gun shop in Northern Virginia...
Short of searching every car coming through the gate what would you have then do?
It is hard for me to take this story seriously. Even when it is covered by right leaning sources. I think they should blow the Presidents Kabuki theater off, and stick to what we need to know.
The government has HELPED the underwear bomber
and Boston al Qaeda terrorists by allowing them
to enter the USA without a passport.
Hasan was helped before, during, and after.
Co-incidence? No. Three times is enemy action.
Where the hell have you been?
Can you share a source? Facts seem to be few and far between.
Obama would probably like a son just like this gunman.
I haven’t been following closely, did he shoot any black people?
You know darned well what they will say, FRiend. I remember Chuck Schumer, in the 1980’s or ‘90’s (after a high profile knife attack) calling for strict new gun controls. They simply DO NOT CARE if they make no sense.
“secret clearance”? pffft
Clinton (Bill) gutted the security background check process to get jobs in his administration for his druggie and bad boy straphangers
Not sure it ever got back to being tight, especially for “secret” level
Nossir. The SHOTGUN was a legal purchase. The AR/M4 was a pickup.
I’m confused ... we have AR-15s laying around navy bases? loaded?
last I heard, the guards at MacDill didn’t carry ammunition... which, if they did, would’ve been for standard issue US weapons
have things changed so much in washdc that our military is armed with soviet era weapons??
yes he shot all races
watch the British tabloids for news
I also read elsewhere (sorry, not remembering where) before this interview that ‘a bad shot’ was mentioned.
They would be safer if there were Difi Free Zones..
Yes, I know. But Piers Morgan (on his show) was shouting down one of his guests, saying that the gunman legally bought the AR-15. I wonder if he will apologize on his next show for his blatant error?
IF Aaron Alexis picked up the rifle and handgun “along the way”, I seriously doubt he had an AR15. I kinda doubt that military or POlice on a military base would be carrying the CIVILIAN model. My guess is, M-4. In fact I mentioned to my wife that when the black woman described the shooting said, she heard the shots “popopop”. She actually sounded like an auto fire AND only voiced three pops.
OK. Has anyone figured out how much ammo he could have actually had in whatever weapons he obtained? The reports I have seen indicate that he did not use his shotgun to shoot at people.
So, how many rounds in each of the pieces he acquired?
I know only of Arthur Daniels as a black shot by him, and we don’t know under what circumstances—e.g., if he had been confronted by him.
But a heavy violent video-game player who had been under psychiatric treatment at least at some point fits the usual profile of this kind of killer.
“Where the hell have you been?”
I’ve been right here. There is not near as much media frenzy since it’s black guy.
“Gets out of what gaff?”
If you watch his speech yesterday you may note he has reopened obliquely the so called assault weapons debate. And, in typical Obama fashion, before the facts are in. And, once again, it appears he may wind up with his foot in his mouth, again, lol!
Really? It was on all the cable news shows all day and night (that I saw - stopped watching at 10pm).
Neighbors described Vishnu Pandit, an Irish settler who had lived in North Potomac with his wife for more than 20 years, as 'a very nice man'.
Or, less conspicuous than a bat, had a glass dagger
which would have gone right through the metal detectors. Walk up to a guard from behind, slip the dagger into a kidney or the throat, take the guard's gun.