Why was he not institutionalized much less able to get a top security pass?
I love Reagan but he was not perfect. Reagan's fault.
Institutionalization of the insane is now voluntary. It takes a court to get someone committed. It is really hard to do now.
First, his clearance was secret only....which means they just checked to see if he’d been arrested recently. Arrests after a number of years....probably don’t count these days.
Second, I’ll say generally that no one....publicly wants to deal with the institution of folks. You can’t find judges or political folks who talk positive on doing this.
I’d say in the state of Alabama where I grew up....forty thousand folks ought to be in a mental facility, but they aren’t, and we just have to deal with crazy uncle Leon or mad aunt Wanda.
My humble bet. The Pentagon will quietly ask for a review of all civilian guards (to include contracted folks). A dozen will be discovered as drug-users or unstable...quietly being released. I would imagine that US military personnel will quietly ask if they can bring weapons onto a site and keep them at their desks. “No” will be the answer....but some senior officers will start to create mini-arsenals known only to a few folks....in safes and vaults...and prepare for the next episode.
Who would have “institutionalized” him?
Unless a person is considered dangerous they aren’t going to be institutionalized.
There are many, many people running around with this similar profile...
Just try to get someone institutionalized in this country without personal consent.
This concept was started by the libs and that's why there's been so many nutcases running loose across the fruity plain during the past decades.
Affirmative action hire I predict
That's the wrong question. The "proper" question is: How was he able to get a firearm? We need tougher gun control laws!! /sarc