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Report: Navy Yard Gunman 'Gathered Weapons Along the Way'
Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2013 | ELIZABETH SHELD

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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Obviously it's time to outlaw shotguns. I guess that rules out Joe Biden's self-defense strategy. /sarc
1 posted on 09/17/2013 4:08:52 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

He wasn’t mentioning names like Trayvon, during the incident, was he?


2 posted on 09/17/2013 4:11:49 AM PDT by Mark17 (It is every liberal's job to destroy America, and every conservative's job to stop him.)
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To: markomalley

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.


3 posted on 09/17/2013 4:13:28 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: markomalley

My thoughts exactly


4 posted on 09/17/2013 4:13:40 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: markomalley

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).


5 posted on 09/17/2013 4:14:32 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Candor7

When I worked at one of the labs, they checked our badges like we were criminals.


6 posted on 09/17/2013 4:14:42 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: markomalley

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.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 4:14:46 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: markomalley

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....


8 posted on 09/17/2013 4:14:58 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear
LULZ


9 posted on 09/17/2013 4:17:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: markomalley

12 people killed by a black guy and the media is almost silent.......


10 posted on 09/17/2013 4:18:31 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: markomalley; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: 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.

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--

If red X above go to http://cdn.breitbart.com/mediaserver/Breitbart/Big-Government/2012/12/19/SenFeinstein.png

11 posted on 09/17/2013 4:18:45 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: markomalley

Gungrabbers won’t let facts interfere with their agenda.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 4:23:47 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: markomalley

Wasn’t part of the biden strategy firing shots in the air?


13 posted on 09/17/2013 4:24:14 AM PDT by quimby
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To: markomalley
He couldn't be stopped and questioned, because that would have been "racial profiling".

THAT is where we are today.....

14 posted on 09/17/2013 4:25:55 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: pepsionice

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


15 posted on 09/17/2013 4:27:47 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Travis McGee; Joe Brower; Pan_Yan; Lazamataz

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?


16 posted on 09/17/2013 4:28:21 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Bender2
If red X above…

Note: if you use Firefox or Chrome you can fix that.

For Firefox, install the "Rehost Image" extension.

For Chrome, install the imgur Extension by Metronomik extension.

Either will allow you to rehost almost any image to an anonymous image hosting site (which, in turn, will eliminate problems like you describe).

17 posted on 09/17/2013 4:28:51 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

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.


18 posted on 09/17/2013 4:28:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: traditional1

like the underwear bomber who got on a flight to the US without a passport


19 posted on 09/17/2013 4:29:37 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Bender2

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.


20 posted on 09/17/2013 4:30:30 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I am no conspiracy loony.

But multiple reports said the gunman was a lousy shot, yet 12 dead and how many wounded, zero?


21 posted on 09/17/2013 4:32:56 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
FReeper FreedomPoster wrote:
"Shall we ban ARs for Federal guards, Senator Feinstein?"

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.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

22 posted on 09/17/2013 4:33:12 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: snoringbear

Gets out of what gaff?


23 posted on 09/17/2013 4:33:36 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: markomalley

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...


24 posted on 09/17/2013 4:33:49 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Candor7
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.

Short of searching every car coming through the gate what would you have then do?

25 posted on 09/17/2013 4:35:33 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: markomalley
If red X above… is there in case the original photo site's broadband limit get full and stops working.
26 posted on 09/17/2013 4:35:35 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: markomalley

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.


27 posted on 09/17/2013 4:35:45 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Sir Napsalot

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.


28 posted on 09/17/2013 4:36:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: caver
12 people killed by a black guy and the media is almost silent.......

Where the hell have you been?

29 posted on 09/17/2013 4:36:32 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Candor7
How did this guy ever get a security clearance in the first place?
30 posted on 09/17/2013 4:40:49 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Sir Napsalot
But multiple reports said the gunman was a lousy shot,

Can you share a source? Facts seem to be few and far between.

31 posted on 09/17/2013 4:42:46 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: markomalley

Obama would probably like a son just like this gunman.


32 posted on 09/17/2013 4:43:02 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: DoodleDawg

I haven’t been following closely, did he shoot any black people?


33 posted on 09/17/2013 4:44:36 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: FreedomPoster

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.


34 posted on 09/17/2013 4:46:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: tbpiper

“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


35 posted on 09/17/2013 4:46:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Nossir. The SHOTGUN was a legal purchase. The AR/M4 was a pickup.


36 posted on 09/17/2013 4:47:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: markomalley

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??


37 posted on 09/17/2013 4:48:52 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: JohnnyP

yes he shot all races

watch the British tabloids for news

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2423273/Navy-Yard-shooting-Hard-working-grandfather-12-workers-killed-Navy-Yard-massacre-doctors-terrible-injuries-wounded.html


38 posted on 09/17/2013 4:49:18 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: don-o
Local 6abc news had interview from a father of a woman who faced the gun man (quoting the woman from the father) I have never seen such anger in any person (unquote). The woman begged the gun man not to shoot her, he did and missed.

I also read elsewhere (sorry, not remembering where) before this interview that ‘a bad shot’ was mentioned.

39 posted on 09/17/2013 4:51:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Bender2

They would be safer if there were Difi Free Zones..


40 posted on 09/17/2013 4:56:02 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Lazamataz

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?


41 posted on 09/17/2013 5:00:06 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: markomalley

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.


42 posted on 09/17/2013 5:00:17 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Sir Napsalot; All

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?


43 posted on 09/17/2013 5:00:28 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Lazamataz
CNN is reporting: "It's easy to get an AR-15. They can be purchased online or in a gun store. Aaron Alexis legally purchased the one he used in the Navy Yard."
44 posted on 09/17/2013 5:00:52 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: silverleaf

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.


45 posted on 09/17/2013 5:04:44 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DoodleDawg

“Where the hell have you been?”

I’ve been right here. There is not near as much media frenzy since it’s black guy.


46 posted on 09/17/2013 5:08:50 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Mean Maryjean

“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!


47 posted on 09/17/2013 5:09:42 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: caver

Really? It was on all the cable news shows all day and night (that I saw - stopped watching at 10pm).


48 posted on 09/17/2013 5:13:24 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: silverleaf
Bizarre description here:

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'.

49 posted on 09/17/2013 5:15:15 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: pepsionice
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.

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.

50 posted on 09/17/2013 5:18:33 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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