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  • Fort Hood Attack Victims Closer to Purple Hearts

    12/14/2014 9:37:04 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/13/2014 | Nomaan Merchant
    The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer Friday to receiving the Purple Hearts many say they are due. Congress passed a defense policy bill Friday evening that includes a provision making victims of the attacks at the Texas Army post eligible for the Purple Heart. The award given to military personnel wounded in battle also offers increased retirement benefits.
  • Fort Hood attack victims closer to Purple Hearts

    12/12/2014 8:06:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 8:23 PM EST | Nomaan Merchant
    The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer Friday to receiving the Purple Hearts many say they are due. Congress passed a defense policy bill Friday evening that includes a provision making victims of the attacks at the Texas Army post eligible for the Purple Heart. The award given to military personnel wounded in battle also offers increased retirement benefits. The Department of Defense has denied the award to Fort Hood shooting victims, calling the November 2009 attack an act of workplace violence, not terrorism. That distinction has angered...
  • Fort Hood Shooting Victims Will AT LAST Receive Purple Hearts

    12/06/2014 7:38:51 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 6, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Five years after the Fort Hood shootings, Congress is set to make the victims of the shooting eligible to receive Purple Hearts. This benefit and honor had previously been denied them by an Obama administration which insisted that the Islamic, terrorist act was actually workplace violence. The provision states that “Purple Heart medals will be awarded to ‘members of the armed forces killed or wounded in domestic attacks inspired by foreign terrorist organizations.’ The provision is included in the 2015 defense bill which is likely to pass the House this week prior to being considered by the Senate next week....
  • Fort Hood shooting victims will soon be eligible to receive Purple Heart

    12/04/2014 8:43:08 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Victims of the Fort Hood shooting will soon be eligible to receive the Purple Heart, with Congress pushing ahead with a policy change that would officially recognize domestic terrorism as an issue, rather than the “workplace violence” designation the Obama administration had used. The issue has been contentious since the 2009 attack, with victims and their family members saying Army Maj. Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree was clearly linked to the broader war on terror that the U.S. is fighting overseas.
  • Ft. Hood Murderer's Attorney: "I Don't Know Where They Come Up With Workplace Violence"

    10/14/2014 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Ft. Hood murderer Nidal Hasan recently sent a six page letter to Pope Francis about waging Jihad, further clarifying Hasan's murder of 13 people and the shooting of 30 others in 2009 was Islamic terrorism, not work place violence as the politically correct Obama administration has said and argued. Last night on The Kelly File Hassan's current attorney, John Galligan, said he doesn't understand where the classification of "workplace violence" comes from in this case. "I don't know where they come up with the term 'work place violence.' I've been in the Army 30 years, I've been in the practice...
  • Hasan Exposes Obama's False Workplace Violence Claim

    06/06/2013 4:21:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The Army major on trial for murdering 13 at Ft. Hood in 2009 plans to argue that he acted in defense of the Taliban. So much for the administration calling the shootings "workplace violence." One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence." While Hasan continues to draw his pay, this designation has denied the dead and the survivors the benefits they would have been entitled to had the attack been properly...
  • Fort Hood shooter sends letter to Pope Francis espousing ‘jihad’

    10/10/2014 5:43:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has written to Pope Francis espousing “jihad,” in his latest correspondence aligning himself with radical Islam. Despite efforts by the Defense Department to label the 2009 massacre as “workplace violence,” Hasan has described himself several times, and again in the new letter, using the acronym “SoA,” or “Soldier of Allah.” […] In one subsection titled “Jihad,” Hasan praises “The willingness to fight for All-Mighty Allah,” describing it as a test that elevates the “mujahadeen” who “are encouraged to inspire the believers.” He states that “fighters … have a greater rank in the eyes of...
  • Fort Hood jihad mass murderer writes “A Warning To Pope Francis, Members Of The Vatican (Shorten)

    10/10/2014 5:06:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | October 10, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Will the Pope write him back and explain how “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence”?
  • Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola

    10/09/2014 6:11:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola More than 500 troops from the 36th Engineer Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade and 85th Civil Affairs Brigade stationed at Ft. Hood are expected to deploy to Liberia by the end of this month. Approximately 200 troops stationed at Ft. Bliss, but assigned to aviation units at Ft. Hood, will also deploy. Their mission will be constructing facilities to be used in the housing and care of Ebola patients. The troops will not have contact with Ebola patients. The servicemen and women from Ft. Hood are part of a...
  • Telling the Truth About Islam

    10/06/2014 3:26:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 6, 2014 | Regis Martin
    Why has it become so maddeningly difficult to make judgments about other people? About the actions especially of people who want to kill us? Indeed, whose stated aim is to bring the Great Satan (i.e., America) to its knees, and then to cut off its collective head?
  • Fort Hood Victim Shares Story of Survival, Recovery at Minn. State Fair

    08/30/2014 8:04:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/30/14 | Kate Renner
    It's been nearly five years since a U.S. soldier opened fire on his own comrades. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, killing 13 people and injuring 30 others. One army sergeant, who was injured in that shooting and fought for his life to survive and recover, spoke Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair at the Mayo Clinic booth. "They called me number 14 for a while, because I shouldn't have lived, survived my wounds," said Sergeant Patrick Zeigler. As Zeigler takes a load off at the Minnesota State Fair, a fellow military man...
  • Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become ‘citizen’ of Islamic State caliphate

    08/28/2014 6:44:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a “citizen” of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group’s reach inside the U.S. The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two Americans reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Sources late Wednesday identified the second as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis. Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New...
  • Denial from the Obama Administration and the American Left on the Islamic State Threat

    08/09/2014 8:13:10 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 29 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 9 Aug 2014 | Unknown
    Stupidity and cowardice is latent in the DNA of the American Left when it comes to the threat from Jihad.. In a recent article in The Hill, it is clear that the administration refuses to acknowledge the terror threat to the US posed by ISIS/ISIL/IS.This is part of a long-standing pattern of denial to make Obama appear triumphant, particularly since the death of Bin Laden, but also before. The denial of the Jihadi connections and intentions of the Fort Hood and Little Rock shooters are examples as well…
  • Fort Hood Officials: Shots Fired at Isolated Event

    06/04/2014 11:17:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014
    Officials at Fort Hood say an incident of shots fired near a family housing complex located at the Central Texas Army base appears to be an isolated event. Officials said in a news release that Fort Hood police responded to the incident Tuesday evening near the Liberty Village housing complex.
  • CNN: Fort Hood Shooter "Under-treated post traumatic stress"

    05/28/2014 4:22:18 AM PDT · by golux · 23 replies
    CNN | 5.28.14 | CNN Morning Show
    Just a howler. Introducing a segment on mental illness (and shootings,) the CNN host diagnosed the Fort Hood shooter (whose name he left out) as suffering from "Under-treated post traumatic stress."
  • Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood

    05/14/2014 9:53:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 13 2014 | Duane Lester
    Full Title: Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood Terrorist Attack Sorry, Barack. This wasn’t “workplace violence.” It was a terrorist attack, and should be treated as such. Thanks to Republicans, it will be: Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee will overturn one consequence of Obama’s unwillingness to recognize the terrorism of the Fort Hood attack: victims will be eligible for the Purple Heart, allowing survivors to receive better and prompter health care from the VA. More than that, every victim will get the recognition and honor due to them. From...
  • Founder of radical Islamic website gets 2½ years

    04/25/2014 2:20:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 4:12 PM EDT
    The founder of a radical Islamic website that praised figures like Osama bin Laden and Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for using the site to threaten Jewish groups. Yousef al-Khattab, 45, of Atlantic City, N.J., had converted from Judaism and started the Revolution Muslim website in 2007. …
  • Veterans Blast NY Times Op-Ed That Stereotypes Them as Potential Domestic Terrorists

    04/16/2014 3:30:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Veterans Blast NY Times Op-Ed That Stereotypes Them as Potential Domestic Terrorists By Matthew Balan Created 04/16/2014 - 5:41pm An unsigned Wednesday article in the Military Times spotlighted how veteran groups have rebuked the New York Times for an opinion piece that played up the recent shootings at two Jewish community centers as apparent proof that white veterans are susceptible to joining hate groups. Paul Rieckhoff of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America hammered the liberal newspaper for its "sensational, slanderous and incredibly offensive" attack on his peers. In the Wednesday op-ed, author Kathleen Belew cited a controversial 2009 Department...
  • Victims of the First Fort Hood Attack Asked The President for a Meeting. Here's the Response.

    04/14/2014 6:26:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Sunday, April 14, 2014 | Mariah Blake
    During last week's memorial service for victims of April 2 Fort Hood shooting, President Barack Obama spoke about the lingering hurt from the previous attack on the base in 2009. "Part of what makes this so painful is that we've been here before," Obama said. "This tragedy tears at wounds still raw from five years ago. Once more soldiers who survived foreign war zones were struck down here at home, where they're supposed to be safe." Yet, when victims of the first Fort Hood shooting invited the president to see those wounds up close, he refused, without explaining why. The...
  • The National Disgrace of Ft Hood ... Mark Steyn

    04/13/2014 1:00:11 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Mark Steyn
    In After America (available here, he pleads, and the profits of which go to support my free-speech pushback against Michael E Mann), I write inter alia about Fort Hood, and in particular the disgraceful statement by General Casey, and the Pentagon's absurd decision to classify what happened as "workplace violence": In the days after the slaughter, the news coverage read like a satirical novel that the author's not quite deft enough to pull off, with bizarre new Catch-22s multiplying like the windmills of your mind: If you muse openly on pouring boiling oil down the throats of infidels, then the...
  • Sgt. Wounded in 2009 Fort Hood Attack: Our Lives Would Be a ‘Living Hell’ Without Private Charities

    04/11/2014 6:41:25 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3 April 2014
    Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford was shot seven times in the 2009 attack at Fort Hood, and told Glenn Beck Thursday that his life — and those of others who were wounded — would be a “living hell” if not for private charities. The U.S. government has been criticized for not responding to the needs of America’s soldiers and veterans, particularly those wounded at Fort Hood. Lunsford has been among the most vocal critics, sharing his experience with TheBlaze’s investigative program “For the Record” back in February. “Have you gotten anything for your back pain?” Beck asked Lunsford Thursday. “For...
  • Obama Plans To Attend Texas Democrat Fundraiser After Leaving Fort Hood Memorial Service

    Can you believe the president is going to literally go from a Fort Hood memorial honoring the fallen and then head to a fundraiser hours later? Seriously, where is this guy's advisers? http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/obama-plans-attend-texas-democrat-fundraiser-leaving-fort-hood-memorial-service/
  • At Fort Hood, Wrestling With Label of Terrorism

    04/09/2014 7:37:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 9, 2014 | Manny Fernandez,Alan Blinder
    KILLEEN, Tex. — In the hours and days after a deadly shooting at Fort Hood last week, Army officials have not shied away from talking about terrorism — to contrast it with the 2009 attack and to ease fears about the motive behind the second mass shooting on the base in nearly five years.
  • Report: Obama To Attend Dem Fundraiser In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood Memorial

    04/08/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week’s shooting rampage. The memorial is also the same day Obama will reportedly attend a Democratic fundraiser in Houston for House and Senate candidates. The Associated Press obtained an invitation to the April 9 event where tickets start at $16,200 a person and go up to $64,800 for a couple. Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are also expected to attend. The AP reports that the money raised at the fundraiser will go to
  • Fort Hood opens debate about secrecy of medical records

    04/08/2014 4:26:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/8/2014 | Kristina Wong
    Army officials say one thing that could have helped prevent last week’s shooting at Fort Hood is better information sharing with commanders about the mental and behavioral health histories of incoming soldiers.The shooter, Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, had arrived at Fort Hood, Texas, in February after being stationed for four years at Fort Bliss, Texas. By the time of his transfer, Lopez had a history of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, and was prescribed a number of prescription drugs, including Ambien. But receiving commanders at Fort Hood would not have been privy to Lopez’s health history.“Here's the biggest...
  • 3 Lessons Our Politicians Should Learn From Fort Hood

    04/08/2014 4:45:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    As with all Americans, my wife, Gena, and I had our hearts broken again last Wednesday as we heard about another killing spree at Fort Hood, Texas, in which four people died and 16 more were injured at the U.S. Army's largest active-duty installation. Chelsea Schilling, WorldNetDaily's commentator editor and journalist extraordinaire, reported shortly after the tragedy: "The shooter, identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, is among the dead. Lopez reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound," but only after being confronted by a courageous female military police officer in the parking lot. (Interestingly, it was also a female cop who...
  • Fort Hood shooter snapped over denial of request for leave, Army confirms

    04/07/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-7-2014 | FoxNews.com
    <p>The spree began in one building of the sprawling complex, where Lopez, who was 34, first pulled his .45-caliber Caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and killed one, injuring 10.</p> <p>"The deceased and one of wounded had been involved in the verbal altercation with subject," Grey said.</p>
  • Fort Hood, Gun-Free Zones and ‘Progressive’ Insanity

    04/07/2014 12:03:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Matt Barber
    They say that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. Not true. It does if you stand high atop a cliff’s edge waving a lightning rod above your head during a thunderstorm. In fact, in the unlikely event you survive the first strike, it’ll keep right on striking until you climb down. So-called “gun-free zones” are lightning rods for mass murder. It’s time we climbed down from the cliff’s edge. America mourns yet another needless and preventable mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. When will gun-grabbing liberals learn? In a blunt and provocatively titled, though well-reasoned post, submitted shortly...
  • The Unites States Military Afraid To Discharge Deviants

    04/06/2014 2:31:38 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 8 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/06/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    And, I do have a sensitivity toward people in the military as well as civilians who have developed some sort of "nervous condition." I was medevaced out of Vietnam after 16 months there while serving  in the Marine Corps. At that time, if an enlistee even looked cross-eyed at a superior officer, or showed any sort of deviance - they would be "quickly and efficiently" jailed, hospitalized, or just booted out of the military. IOW soldiers like the most recent Fort Hood killer Ivan Lopez would have stuck out like a sore thumb in yesterday's military, but not in...
  • Fort Hood major shot 'in the gut' continued to help other soldiers

    04/05/2014 6:44:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/5/2014 | Jennifer Hlad
    As investigators continue to canvass a crime scene an area the size of two city blocks, details are emerging about the bravery soldiers displayed Wednesday when one of their own began shooting. Maj. Patrick Miller, an Iraq veteran from New York, heard the “pop, pop, pop” of gunfire and rushed to get his soldiers into a closed office as quickly as possible, U.S. Rep. John Carter said Saturday. While Miller was trying to help others, he was shot “in the gut,” but he put pressure on his own wound and kept moving the soldiers behind a door, said Carter, R-Texas,...
  • Supine Press: WashPost Explains How Obama Dispenses With Tragedy Between Democrat Fundraisers

    04/04/2014 5:29:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4 Apr 2014 | Tim Graham
    Inside Friday’s Washington Post, White House reporter David Nakamura wrote about life in the White House press pool when tragedy strikes. President Obama was in Chicago for fundraisers (ticket $32,400). But the reporters were moved from underground parking back to the fundraising venue when the new Fort Hood shooting broke. One reporter wondered why Obama would scramble to make remarks (no questions) so quickly, and other cynical reporters reply, duh, because he has to go to another fundraiser tonight: His full remarks are 327 words. He takes no questions before turning and walking out of the room. We are hustled...
  • Ft. Hood shooter had been denied leave day of rampage, source says

    04/04/2014 3:08:11 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 55 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 04-04-2014 | Richard A. Serrano
    When Army Spec. Ivan Lopez went on the shooting rampage Wednesday at Ft. Hood, Texas, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, he had just learned that superiors in Washington had rejected his request to take a temporary leave to deal with family matters related to his mother’s death, a federal law enforcement official said. Officials had turned down an earlier leave request and Lopez was attempting to renew it, said the official, speaking anonymously because the investigation is ongoing. The rejection, delivered Wednesday, set him off, the official said. “He had put in for something regarding his mother's death...
  • Why Are Military Bases Such As Fort Hood Gun-Free?

    04/04/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 53 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Another tragedy at Fort Hood is compounded by the absurdity of well-trained and disciplined soldiers told to "shelter in place" until the police arrive. The second mass shooting at Fort Hood is not considered an act of terrorism. It is, however, a grim echo of its predecessor, which was an act of terrorism called "workplace violence." And to this day, the commander in chief calls Maj. Nidal Hasan's Nov. 5, 2009, rampage in which 13 were murdered and 32 wounded "workplace violence." In that tragedy, Hasan, a self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah," shouted "Allahu Akhbar" and opened fire on...
  • Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs?

    04/04/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Above Top Secret.com ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | gladtobehere
    Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs? "Lopez was undergoing a variety of treatments for conditions including depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, McHugh said. He was prescribed drugs that included Ambien, a sleep aid. Lopez was fully examined last month by a psychiatrist. There was no record of any sign he was likely to commit violence against himself or others, according to McHugh. "So the plan (going) forward was just to continue to monitor and treat him as deemed appropriate," he said." They say that he was "prescribed drugs" but only named one, Ambien, which...
  • It's Time to Arm the Troops

    04/04/2014 7:02:08 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 16 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    In the wake of another shooting rampage in a gun-free zone, it is high time that actual measures be put into place to protect innocent lives. Ivan Lopez targeted those unable to defend themselves as Fort Hood suffered another horrendous attack four years after the terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan killed fourteen people. The death toll was less this time, three dead and sixteen injured, but the fact remains that our military personnel were unable to defend themselves from a rampaging gunman. The spree only ended, as it normally does, when confronted by someone else with a gun, whereupon the coward...
  • GOP Rep. Stockman Urges House to Repeal Gun Ban on Military Bases

    04/03/2014 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman
    The grievous shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday claimed three innocent lives and left 16 wounded—the deaths occurred in a gun-free zone due to former president Clinton’s 1993 policy to disarm soldiers on military bases. The attack at Fort Hood lasted 15 minutes before military police arrived and exchanged fire with the shooter who then shot himself, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers,” Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) noted in a press release. He urged House members Thursday to repeal the ban and support his “Safe Military Bases Act.” This is the...
  • Five Rules for Covering Breaking News

    04/04/2014 4:15:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    News of yesterday's murders and rampage at Ft. Hood began to surface just as my national radio show was beginning. The first segment of the program was with Senator Marco Rubio --itself a newsmaker-- was wrapping up as first reports of an "active shooter at Ft. Hood" appeared on Twitter. The second segment, about DOD's budget with Robert O'Brien of Arent Fox included two references that a story was developing and O'Brien, a veteran of media firestorms from years at the U.N. and an experienced litigator, was careful to note the number one concern was for the victims and their...
  • Harry Reid: Fort Hood Shooting Should Revive Gun Control Push

    04/03/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 3, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Speaking to reporters on April 3rd, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said the shooting at Fort Hood should revive the gun control push. According to The Washington Post, Reid said, "As I was told today, [Army Spc. Ivan Lopez] bought his gun a day or two before he killed these people. Couldn't we at least have background checks so that people who are ill mentally, or who are felons, shouldn't be able to buy guns?" This is somewhat misleading because "law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the pistol used by Lopez... was purchased legally last month......
  • Hagel: Too soon to draw conclusions from shooting(!)

    04/03/2014 6:34:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 7:49 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says it’s too soon to draw any broad conclusions about safety at U.S. military bases after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. He said Thursday that as the investigation unfolds, the Pentagon will continue to take a close look at any new lessons that can be learned from Wednesday’s tragedy and implement any needed changes to base security. …
  • Here’s the Anti-Gun Tweet Piers Morgan Sent Out Hours After the Ft. Hood Shooting

    04/03/2014 1:17:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Defunct CNN host Piers Morgan is known for his anti-gun comments, and in the immediate aftermath of the latest Ft. Hood shooting, he couldn’t resist sending out a message on Twitter going after firearms. 'If only there'd been a good guy with a gun...' - such crap. This #FortHood soldier/shooter WAS a good guy. Until he turned bad, with a gun. @piersmorgan Piers Morgan “‘If only there’d been a good guy with a gun…’ – such crap,” Morgan tweeted, attacking the popular pro-gun argument that the key to stopping gun violence is arming more people who can act as a...
  • Top Senate Dems still short on gun control votes

    04/03/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 3:55 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Nearly a year after the Senate rejected an effort to expand background checks for gun buyers, top Senate Democrats said Thursday that they still lack the votes to successfully revisit the issue. A day after the latest shootings in Fort Hood in Texas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters, “I would like to be able to bring it back up, but I need some more votes.” …
  • Sarah Palin: Allow troops to be armed on base

    04/03/2014 12:15:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 3, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Sarah Palin is weighing in on the shooting that occurred Wednesday at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, tweeting that military personnel should be able to carry firearms. Sarah Palin ✔ @SarahPalinUSA Prayers for everyone at Ft. Hood. They defend and protect us. The military must be able to defend themselves with arms. 10:46 AM - 3 Apr 2014 320 Retweets 381 favorites Palin’s comment echoes those of Rep. Mike McCaul who also said members of the military should be able to carry weapons on base. “I personally think, if you’re trained for combat, you ought to be able...
  • Megyn Kelly Won’t Name Ft. Hood Shooter On Her Fox News Show (Video)

    04/03/2014 8:25:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 100 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/03/2014 | Sarah Fruchtnicht
    Fox News host Megyn Kelly announced Wednesday night that she will not be using the name of the Fort Hood shooter on her show. “Authorities are identifying the shooter. If you’re interested you can get his name on other shows, like the one that preceded this one and online, but we have decided not to name these mass killers here as a policy here on the ‘Kelly File.’ Too often it is infamy they seek, and we decline to help,” Kelly said at the beginning of her show. Suspected shooter, Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, allegedly shot and killed three people...
  • Mike McCaul: Let soldiers ‘carry’ on base (Ref: Ft Hood & Navy Yard massacres)

    04/03/2014 11:29:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 3, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rep. Mike McCaul said Wednesday’s tragedy at Fort Hood is another reminder that members of the military should be able to carry concealed weapons on base. “I personally think, if you’re trained for combat, you ought to be able to carry a weapon,” the Texas Republican said on Fox News’s “The Kelly File” on Wednesday night in the wake of the shooting that left four dead and more than a dozen injure at the Texas military base. A bill to that effect has been introduced in Congress but has not gone anywhere. The legislation was inspired in part by the...
  • Mayor Of Fort Hood Shooter's Hometown In Puerto Rico Identifies Ivan Lopez In Photo

    04/03/2014 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 3,2014 | Bryan Lienas,Carmen Liona
    DEVELOPING The mayor of the Fort Hood shooter’s hometown confirmed to Fox News Latino that Ivan López is the soldier pictured in a photo posted on his Facebook page. López opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing three people and injuring 16 others, before turning the gun on himself and ending his life.
  • Stop Disarming Our Soldiers

    04/03/2014 9:25:34 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/4/13 | Austin Petersen
    Yesterday, soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood were victimized by more than just a crazed gunman, they were victimized by the thoughtless and hypocritical policies of the Army command staff, the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of Defense, and ultimately, the Commander-in-Chief.
  • Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez sought mental health treatment

    04/03/2014 6:08:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 60 replies
    News Day ^ | Apr 3, 2014
    Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez sought mental health treatment Published: April 3, 2014 7:05 AM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT HOOD, Texas - An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.
  • Obama says troops' "sense of safety has been broken" by shooting

    04/03/2014 5:35:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 3,2014 | Foxnews.Com
    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama vowed that investigators will get to the bottom of a shooting incident Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, seeking to reassure the nation whose sense of security once again has been shaken by mass violence.
  • Iraq Combat Veteran Kills 3 and Injures 16 (liberals media blames "Bush Wars" on nutcase shooter)

    04/03/2014 5:17:40 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 100 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com/ ^ | April 2, 2014 | New York Daily News
    A soldier suffering from emotional problems and dressed in combat fatigues opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing three people in a flash of violence that brought back memories of the 2009 mass shooting that left 13 dead at the Army base in Texas. The gunman eventually killed himself, ending the carnage first reported about 4:30 p.m. But at least 16 people were wounded, four critically, in his mad rampage. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, identified the shooter as Ivan Lopez, 34. He served in Iraq for four months in 2011 and had transferred...
  • Not terror? 4 dead, 16 hurt at Fort Hood

    04/03/2014 4:00:28 AM PDT · by iontheball · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 04/03/2014 | Chelsea Schilling
    The unthinkable has happened at Fort Hood, Texas, the site of a 2009 terror massacre that killed 14, with another mass shooting leaving four dead and 16 people injured Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. CDT at the U.S. Army’s largest military installation. The shooter, identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, is among the dead. Lopez reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and had been wearing an Army combat uniform at the time of the attack. Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps commander at Fort Hood, said the shooter was a soldier who was under evaluation for post-traumatic stress disorder. Six injured...