But, according to a commentator on Fox&Friends, he just recently got clearance to enter the Navy facility and was supposed to be starting a new job at the facility next week.
Commentator wondered how the guy managed to slip through the security background check, that the gun firing incident in Texas should have been enough to raise red flags.
Or the gun incident in Seattle, or the sabotage of a gas tank, or...
Often, to fill positions, they run through a quick background check, and if you're okay, then they hire you, and perform a more complete check that could take months.
That being said, since the dude was arrested at least once in TX for discharging a weapon within city limits, and apparently had other issues as in 2004, while living in Seattle, he shot out the tires of a car parked in front of his house. This crap could have easily been verified with LE, especially during any background check.