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Aaron Alexis tried to buy assault rifle but was rebuffed
cbs ^ | 9/18/2013 | staff

Posted on 09/18/2013 5:21:31 AM PDT by tobyhill

Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis tried to buy an AR-15 assault rifle at a Virginia gun store last week after test firing one, but the story wouldn't sell it to him, CBS News has learned.

The reason for the refusal isn't clear.

Alexis then purchased a shotgun he used in his rampage, sources tell CBS News.

Twelve people died before Alexis was shot and killed by police.

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that, while law enforcement officials haven't pinned down a motive for the massacre, Alexis was clearly a troubled man with a history of angry outbursts.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aaronalexis; ar; banglist; blackcrime; fairfaxcounty; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/18/2013 5:21:31 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

http://twitchy.com/2013/09/17/emily-miller-aaron-alexis-made-no-effort-to-purchase-ar-15-media-obsessed-with-idea/


2 posted on 09/18/2013 5:22:48 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: tobyhill

Incredibly, the MSM is trying to make the terrorist a “victim”.

And yet, the MSM is responsible (with the DO”J”
protecting black murderers, rapists and thugs,
and terrorists of any color)
for this carnage, like the last, and the one before it,
and the ones coming soon.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 5:23:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: tobyhill

The store wouldn’t sell him the AR because they were racist.
And that was the final straw that set him off...

right?


4 posted on 09/18/2013 5:25:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB; All

NYT claims Navy shooter stopped from buying AR-15 because VA has residency law for "assault rifle." NOT TRUE. http://t.co/ehTZIyEy8I— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) September 18, 2013


5 posted on 09/18/2013 5:26:17 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: tobyhill

He definitely could NOT have been able to buy an ASSAULT rifle as that is a military rifle that automatically loads and fires with a single trigger pull. He would not have been able to get the Class license to purchase one.

An assault weapon is a military designation rifle. A semi-automatic rifle is NOT.

Again, the media keeps labeling firearms wrongly— for their agenda.

This is like calling a Ford Mustang a Shelby Cobra (a real one that is).


6 posted on 09/18/2013 5:26:45 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: tobyhill

7 posted on 09/18/2013 5:28:20 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tobyhill

this article is a lie.

The NYT version was very effectively exposed as a fraud by Emily Miller in the Washington Times yesterday. There was even a thread on it last night. My smartphone doesn’t play all that well with FR, so I can’t post it, but someone else should be able to.


8 posted on 09/18/2013 5:30:43 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tobyhill

I heard that he could have bought the AR-15 but bought the shotgun, instead.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 5:32:55 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Perdogg

Read Ms. Miller’s piece last night. She did a fine job. Unfortunately, she is one woman against the whole (at least nearly) lsm. Truth don’t matter to them. They don’t need no steenkin’ truth. It really seemed fishy right out of the gate. Can’t buy an AR but can buy a shoutgun? Wrong. FFL guide lines pretty much spell it out and it wouldn’t have taken much research to discover that but that wouldn’t fit their agenda. Thus, “yet another mass” attack on our gun rights. They’re probably fueling up the bloomie bus as we write.


10 posted on 09/18/2013 5:33:01 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Big lie theory at work. The NYT apparantly can’t tell the difference between an AR-15 and a handgun. They took the fact that the gunman had played with an AR, applied the handgun purchase law and falsely concluded that he’d tried to buy the AR and was denied.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 5:37:36 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tobyhill
Other's have posted links to the correction, but here's the meat of it:

Aaron Alexis passed two background checks, bought shotgun from Sharpshooters in Lorton, Va.

Aaron Alexis passed Federal Bureau Investigation and Virginia state background checks to purchase a shotgun from Sharpshooters Small Arms Range in Lorton, Va., over the weekend.

Alexis did not attempt to purchase a rifle or handgun from the store, The Washington Times has learned exclusively.

The retail store put the former Navy reservist’s name through both systems checks before selling him a shotgun and shotgun shells, a source familiar with the investigation said.

The source characterized the amount of ammunition purchased as “not much.” Sharpshooters captured Alexis on an in-house security camera during the purchase.

Law enforcement took the video Monday to identify the shooter.

So, what is the basis for the claim by SeeBS that Alexis tried to buy an AR-15 but was denied by a state law. The assertion can be proven wrong on two points:

  1. The firearms dealer denies it.
  2. There is no such state law.

Why did SeeBS make up this assertion out of thin air?

12 posted on 09/18/2013 5:39:43 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: tobyhill
How did he manage to purchase any gun in Virgina if he was not a permanent resident?

13 posted on 09/18/2013 5:44:23 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: tobyhill
The reason for the refusal isn't clear.

Yes it is CBS, the reason is that your claim is bovine excrement.

5.56mm

14 posted on 09/18/2013 5:45:24 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Falcon4.0

you can buy a long rifle or a shotgun if you have proof of residency in any State. You CANNOT buy a handgun if you are NOT a resident of the Commonwealth of VA.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/17/miller-new-york-times-gets-it-wrong-about-navy-yar/


15 posted on 09/18/2013 5:47:28 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: tobyhill

As a former employee of a gun dealer, I can tell you it is always under the store’s discretion whether or not to sell you the gun. If you get any kind of a weird vibe about a customer the law entitles you to say no.

Only did it once. A guy came in dressed in camo fatigues and a Cleveland Indians cap and began doing close-order drills with a rifle he was examining. Kept pestering employees to remove the trigger lock. Chased him out of there and insisted that nobody sell him a gun.


16 posted on 09/18/2013 6:07:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

If I was a long time Indians fan, I can see that eventually that would put me over the edge ;)


17 posted on 09/18/2013 6:13:47 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: woodbutcher1963

My greatest fear was that some nubie employee would indulge him and remove the trigger lock.

All the training tells you if you do that and the guy has a shell in his pocket, you’re dead.


18 posted on 09/18/2013 6:28:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: justlurking

They make up laws so that they may advance gun control. They will now push for laws that prohibit a person from out of state from purchasing a firearm.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“and a Plasma Rifle in a 40 Watt Range.”


20 posted on 09/18/2013 6:38:22 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tobyhill

He was a non-resident. That was why he was denied.


21 posted on 09/18/2013 6:44:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Travis McGee

That is a classic for the ages!


22 posted on 09/18/2013 6:47:31 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tobyhill

Maybe he swiped his card and couldn’t afford the AR, so he went with a shotgun instead? You can get a good shotgun for next to nothing. An AR plus accessories becomes a major money sink. Somehow AA strikes me as the kind of guy that probably wasn’t terribly attentive to his finances.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 6:49:27 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: tobyhill
FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 17, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3068134/posts - Navy Yard Shooter was a Liberal Obama Supporter "

I would say things like, ‘You know, you are my brother from another mother.’ And he would say things like, ‘You’re my Italian mafia guy from New York.’ So we had things we joked about: Aaron wasn’t conservative like I am. He was more of a liberal type; he wasn’t happy with the former [Bush] administration. He was more happy with this [the Obama] administration — as far as presidential administrations. "

24 posted on 09/18/2013 6:50:47 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: tobyhill

In just about all cases, the obvious is usually the correct reason. The shop probably refused to sell the rifle because the customer didn’t have enough green to pay for it.


25 posted on 09/18/2013 7:00:41 AM PDT by gusty
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To: tanknetter
Allow me to help the New York Times...


26 posted on 09/18/2013 7:35:35 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: massgopguy
"just what you see, pal!"

CC

27 posted on 09/18/2013 8:03:33 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: tobyhill
CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that, while law enforcement officials haven't pinned down a motive for the massacre, Alexis was clearly a troubled man...

Alexis was a democrat on psychoactive drugs - like EVERY OTHER modern mass killer...

28 posted on 09/18/2013 8:07:45 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: tobyhill

“The System Worked.”


29 posted on 09/18/2013 8:08:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I was wondering about this. I can imagine the perp saying he wants to shoot the voices in the walls, but his background check passes. What does the FFL do? Could he get sued? I could just hear him say he didn’t make the sale because he was black.


30 posted on 09/18/2013 9:03:48 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"He was a non-resident. That was why he was denied."

Residency ddn't have anything to do with it. Read the other posts before you repeat the media BS. If residency had anything to do with it he wouldn't have been able to purchase the Remington.

31 posted on 09/18/2013 10:34:08 AM PDT by Borderline
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