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  • Navy Mistakenly Sends Memo to NBC Reporter of Plans to Derail Him

    01/08/2014 12:58:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 1/8/2014 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The United States Navy, trying to sidetrack an investigation into the September Navy Yard shooting by an NBC reporter, mistakenly sent him a copy of a memo delineating how the Navy would deter his requests for information using the Freedom of Information Act. Scott MacFarlane, a reporter for NBC 4 in Washington, D.C., received a copy of the memo and tweeted a screenshot of part of it showing the name of Robin Patterson, the Navy's FOIA Public Liaison. MacFarlane's information requests were mentioned in the memo. The Navy FOIA office confirmed that MacFarlane had, in fact, made the FOIA requests mentioned in...
  • Navy Yard gunman had clearance pulled

    11/23/2013 11:17:10 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Nov 22, 2013 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The company that employed the Washington Navy Yard shooter pulled his access to classified material for two days in August when mental health problems became evident, but restored it quickly and never told Navy officials about the withdrawal, The Associated Press has learned. An initial Navy review revealed that the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company, The Experts, ordered computer contractor Aaron Alexis back to Washington, D.C., after a police incident in Rhode Island in August, according to senior U.S. officials. The company then withdrew his ability to access secret-level data for two days, said the officials, who spoke on condition of...
  • Congress Finds Shortcuts, Eyes Cover-up In Handing Out Security Clearances (WA Navy Yard Shooting)

    11/22/2013 1:23:14 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners,..could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base, the House’s top investigator said. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his staffers have come across verbal and written policies from the Office of Personnel Management that indicate the security clearance process was short-circuited in the case of Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter. But Mr. Issa says OPM is refusing to turn over those documents and allowing them...
  • ATF out of loop during Navy Yard investigation

    09/22/2013 9:28:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/22/13 | staff
    Within hours of the Navy Yard shootings, the FBI had traced the gunman's recent shotgun purchase and sent agents to the shop in northern Virginia where he bought it. Left out of the loop was the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a surprising snub between top U.S. law enforcement agencies that comes as the ATF struggles to show its relevance in Washington. The ATF is the federal agency in charge of tracing guns used in crimes, including the military-style semi-automatic rifle used in rampage at a Connecticut school last year, a similar rifle used in the deadly shooting...
  • Obama urges new gun law push at CBC Foundation dinner

    09/22/2013 9:05:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-22-2013 | Associated Press
    "Tomorrow night I'll be meeting in mourning with families in this city who now know the same unspeakable grief of families in Newtown and Aurora and Tucson and Chicago and New Orleans and all across the country, people whose loved ones were torn from them without headlines sometimes or public outcry," Obama said. "But it's happening every single day," he said. "We fought a good fight earlier this year, but we came up short and that means we've got to get back up and go back at it because as long as there are those who fight to make it...
  • Obama Renews Push for Gun Control Legislation

    09/22/2013 7:35:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 22, 2013
    Newsmax Obama Renews Push for Gun Control Legislation Sunday, September 22, 2013 07:13 AM Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday "to get back up and go back at it" and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so "dangerous people" won't get their hands on guns." "We can't rest until all of our children can go to school or walk down the street free from the fear that they will be struck down by a stray bullet," Obama said in a keynote speech to the Congressional Black Caucus...
  • How Political Correctness and Stupid Policies Yielded Up The Navy Yard Massacre

    09/22/2013 4:25:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Is anyone else ticked that we’ve all been forced to know the now-dead-and-in-hell piece of shiitake named Aaron Alexis? However livid we may be, I’m sure it can’t compare to the rage the family members and friends of the ones he mowed down must feel. For those who only watch MTV and have no clue who Aaron Alexis is, well, he’s the dude that shot and killed twelve innocent people at the Navy Yard military base in D.C. last Monday. That would be as in Washington, D.C. It’s the same D.C. that has uberstrict, leftist guns laws in place that,...
  • Rollie Chance, misidentified as Navy Yard shooter, demands media accountability

    09/20/2013 6:15:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/20/2013 | Tom Jackman
    Rollie Chance was home in Stafford, about 40 miles south of Washington, when he began watching the news about the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard Monday morning. A retired Navy lieutenant, he had worked in Building 197 on the fourth floor and was worried that some of his friends and former colleagues might have been killed. Then shortly after noon, he got a phone call from someone who said they were with ABC News. “They asked me if I knew Rollie Chance,” Rollie Chance said. “Then they said, ‘Did you know Rollie Chance was the perpetrator of the Washington...
  • O'Malley calls for federal action on gun control

    09/20/2013 2:12:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Erin Cox
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's political action committee sounded the call Friday for Congress to renew efforts to pass gun control. His O'Say Can You See political action committee urged supporters to sign on to O'Malley's petition to Congress. In a message to supporters, the governor wrote that "in the coming months, I'm going to continue to fight for those who stand with us on legislation to reduce gun violence." O'Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith said that meant "elected like-minded Democrats," a task to which O'Malley has devoted a travel-heavy itinerary this fall.
  • Defense Officials Angered by Rushed Naval Yard Memorial

    09/20/2013 1:13:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Bill McMorris
    The White House is rushing to organize a Sunday memorial service for victims of the Navy Yard shooting, leaving top defense officials worried that it will not properly honor the 12 people shot dead on Monday. The White House gave Navy Yard brass less than 12 hours to assemble a 2,500-person guest list composed of service members and contractors affected by Monday’s mass shooting, according to exclusive emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. “Urgent tasking in support of Sunday’s Memorial Ceremony. By 0730 tomorrow we need an estimate of how many employees want to attend the NAVSEA Memorial Ceremony,”...
  • Why Did Navy Yard Murderer Aaron Alexis Create A Webpage with Name “Mohammed Salem”

    09/20/2013 1:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | September 20, 2013 | Gary P. Jackson
    After naming the wrong man and the shooter, and getting the weapons used completely wrong, here’s yet one more thing the corrupt media is not telling you: From Pamela Geller [Atlas Shrugs] Law enforcement officials told NBC News that Alexis created a webpage with the name “Mohammed Salem.” This is the first I am hearing of this, and have seen no media mention of it (although the fact that he had been a Buddhist has been headlined and recounted numerous times, despite the fact is that there is no compulsion to violence, oppression and ethnic cleansing in the teachings of...
  • Navy evacuates buildings at Va. base because of security issue with retiree who was questioned

    09/18/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NORFOLK, Va. – The Navy has evacuated two buildings at a Virginia base that serves as the headquarters for the Atlantic fleet because of a security issue. The move Wednesday comes two days after 12 people were gunned down at the Washington Navy Yard. A Navy spokeswoman says the issue at the Virginia base involved a suspicious person who was questioned by authorities....
  • Obama: ‘Ritual’ Could Emerge Where Nation Suffers Mass Shooting Every Few Months

    09/19/2013 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 71 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | September 18, 2013
    <p>WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis, had a history of violent outbursts, was at least twice accused of firing guns in anger and was in the early stages of treatment for serious mental problems, according to court records and U.S. law enforcement officials.</p>
  • Navy Yard shooting: Swat team awaits answers

    09/20/2013 10:28:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 9/20/13 | Debbie Siegelbaum
    Meanwhile, the department has installed a new leader of the elite unit. No reason has been given for the decision. Gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people. The BBC has also learned that four members of the highly trained team have applied for temporary leave, as they "grapple" with the aftermath of the incident. The Capitol Police department has not yet granted the request, nor given approval for them to use their own paid time off.
  • :13 shot at Chicago basketball court; 3 year old critical (A mass shooting that won't get much news)

    09/20/2013 7:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2013 | Rick Moran
    Here's a mass shooting that probably won't elicit calls for more gun control. Chicago Sun Times: Thirteen people were shot - including a 3-year-old boy - Thursday night at a South Side park when two gunmen opened fire on a group gathered at a basketball court in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.As bullets began to fly about 10:15 p.m., the group scattered, taking cover wherever they could at Cornell Square Park, police and witnesses said.Julian Harris, 22, said his 3-year-old nephew, Deonta "Tay-man" Howard, was shot in the face.Deonta was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital,...
  • A late night basketball game, then 'boom, boom, boom, boom, boom'

    09/20/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Semecha Nunn tried hard to talk about her 3-year-old grandson, one of 13 people shot as neighbors played basketball in Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards Thursday night. "They need to stop, they need to stop," Nunn said, the last word coming out as almost a shreik as she closed her eyes and collapsed crying. Witnesses told police a gray sedan pulled up to the park around 10:15 p.m. and two men started firing in the 1800 block of West 51st Street. Related Photos: 3-year-old Deonta' Howard More New City crime » Raw video: 13 shot in...
  • Washington Navy Yard shooting: Capitol Police to review response

    09/19/2013 2:59:58 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | Sept. 18th 2013 | Debbie Siegelbaum
    Washington DC's Capitol Police have ordered a review into a BBC report that an armed police team was ordered not to respond to Monday's mass shooting. A tactical response team from the force was told by a supervisor to leave the scene instead of aiding municipal officers, police sources told the BBC. The Capitol Police sources suggest they could have saved lives had they been allowed to go in. Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. In a statement on Wednesday, the US Capitol Police Board said the force's Chief Kim Dine had asked it to...
  • Holder: It's 'past time' for Congress to tackle gun violence

    09/19/2013 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 47 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 19, 2013 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder pushed Congress on Thursday to take up gun control legislation in the wake of the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard shooting earlier this week that killed 13 people, including the gunman. “My colleagues and I remain committed to combating all forms of gun violence, preventing future tragedies, and working with Congress to fulfill the desire of the American people to take common-sense steps to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands,” said Holder in a speech before the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual criminal justice forum in downtown D.C. “It is past time for us to...
  • Pelosi, Dems join with gun victims in urging tougher laws

    09/19/2013 8:40:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged GOP leaders on Wednesday to consider tougher gun laws in the wake of Monday's fatal shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Flanked by victims of gun violence from across the country, the California Democrat called on Republicans to stage a vote on a bipartisan proposal expanding background checks on potential gun buyers. By ignoring the issue, she said, Congress is "unworthy" of the ritual moments of silence that have followed the many mass shootings of recent years. "We don't need a moment of silence; we need a day of action," she said...
  • The D.C. Navy Yard Shooting and Racial Double Standards

    09/20/2013 5:30:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 20, 2013 | Jack Kerwick
    Imagine that a white man went on a shooting rampage at a location in which there gathered many people of various racial backgrounds. He shoots and kills, say, a dozen people. Most of his victims are black. Though there is relatively little known about the shooter’s background, this much is known: by all accounts, he was an “angry, frustrated, vengeful” man who not infrequently complained that he was mistreated because of the color of his skin. He was also known to have in turn mistreated blacks who he believed had wronged him. Had this imaginary scenario played out in reality,...
  • Two Md. Senators Call For Action Following Navy Yard Shootings

    09/19/2013 8:08:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    wfmd.com ^ | September 19, 2013
    Senator Cardin wants stricter gun legislation. The massacre at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday has led to calls for more restrictive gun legislation. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md) says it's time for common sense measures, such as universal background checks. "Gun owners think it's a good thing to do," he says. "Eliminating these large ammo capacity clips is something we should enact in our country. It saves lives and will not inconvenience gun owners." Many critics of gun regulations say the nation already has enough laws on books which cover firearms. "We do have laws on the books. The problem...
  • Deadly Combination: Political Correctness in a Gun-Free Zone

    09/18/2013 11:56:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-19-2013 | Larry Elder
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after another mass shooting, predictably wasted no time in demanding still more gun control legislation. This week, a killer with a valid ID entered the Washington Navy Yard in southeast D.C., a military facility where 16,000 people -- mostly civilians -- work. He killed 12 people and wounded several others at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where 3,000 people work. The suspect, Aaron Alexis, who was killed at the scene, was a 34-year-old former Navy reservist, employed by a military contractor after an honorable discharge. It is unclear which of the three firearms found near...
  • Revealed: Navy Yard killer carved bizarre phrases including 'better off this way' and 'my ELF weap

    09/18/2013 12:38:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    daily.co.uk ^ | 9/18/13 | James Nye
    full title....Revealed: Navy Yard killer carved bizarre phrases including 'better off this way' and 'my ELF weapon' on shotgun as his mother apologizes to all this victimsAaron Alexis, the Washington Navy Yard shooter, carved bizarre phrases referencing microwave communication into the shotgun he used to kill 12 people on Monday morning as they arrived for work - as his mother made an emotional public apology for her son's murderous actions. Officials with knowledge of the investigation revealed that Alexis, 34, had etched 'Better off this way' and 'My ELF weapon' into the stock of his Remington 870-Express-Tactical shotgun. While...
  • Navy Yard shooting: AR-15, back in the news -- briefly

    09/17/2013 2:14:44 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 141 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/17/2013 | Ben Brumfield, CNN
    It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it's back in the spotlight after Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard: The AR-15. Authorities said when Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of bullets Monday, he was carrying a rifle and a handgun. But he did most of the shooting with the weapon used in so many other rampages that shocked the nation: List of 4 other shootings. < SNIP> With Monday's incident, the gun will likely be in the crosshairs again. And again, it's likely nothing will change. < SNIP>
  • Suspected U.S. shooter had 'secret' clearance, employer says

    09/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 219 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 9-16-2013 | Reuters - Phil Stewart
    Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old suspect in Monday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, had "secret" clearance and was assigned to start working there as a civilian contractor with a military-issued ID card, his firm's CEO told Reuters. "He did have a secret clearance. And he did have a CAC (common access card)," said Thomas Hoshko, CEO of "The Experts," which was helping service the Navy, Marine Corps intranet as a subcontractor for a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services contract.
  • Navy Yard: Swat team 'stood down' at mass shooting scene

    09/18/2013 11:00:32 AM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    The BBC ^ | Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead of aiding municipal officers. The Capitol Police department said senior officials were investigating. Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. "I don't think it's a far stretch to say that some lives may have been saved if we were allowed to intervene," a Capitol Police source familiar with the incident told the BBC. A former Navy reservist, Alexis was working as a technical contractor for the Navy and...
  • Washington navy yard shooting: Aaron Alexis's mother is glad he is dead

    09/18/2013 10:24:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-18-2013 | Raf Sanchez
    Speaking for the first time since Alexis opened fire on colleagues at the Washington naval base, his mother released an emotional apology to the families of her son's victims. "I don't know why he did what he did, and I'll never be able to ask him, why. Aaron is now in a place where he can no longer harm to anyone, and for that I am glad," Cathleen Alexis said, her voice cracking in a brief audio statement. "To the families of the victims, I am so, so very sorry that this has happened. My heart is broken."
  • Obama defends partisan speech after Navy Yard shooting

    09/18/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-18-2013 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama is defending the partisan budget speech that he delivered just hours after the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. In an interview Tuesday night with the Spanish-language network Telemundo, Mr. Obama said he was fully briefed on the shooting before he went on camera to accuse congressional Republicans of trying “to hurt people just to score political points.” “I think that everybody understands that the minute something like this [shooting] happens, I’m in touch with the FBI , I’m in touch with my national security team, we’re making sure that all the assets are out there for...
  • Obama, Spiked for His Own Good?

    09/18/2013 3:56:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    <p>After some perfunctory remarks of condolence, Obama commenced with what the Associated Press described as a "blistering warning to congressional Republicans."</p> <p>"I cannot remember a time when one faction of one party promises economic chaos if it can't get 100 percent of what it wants," reported AP's Jim Kuehnenn. This was straight out of the Obama playbook. He was referring to those who want to defund the Obamacare monstrosity. Their plan would fund (SET ITAL) everything (END ITAL) in the government, except Obamacare.</p>
  • Buddhist assassin at Navy Yard prompts debate about stereotype of peaceful faith

    09/18/2013 3:12:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/18/2013 | Michelle Boorstein and Elizabeth Tenety
    In the aftermath of the Navy Yard shootings, gunman Aaron Alexis’s interest in Buddhism seemed at odds with conventional Western stereotypes of blissed-out meditators. Buddhism scholars and bloggers were quick to note that Alexis’ spiritual profile didn’t fit with the image of someone unloading a gun and killing 12 innocents in a crowded military office building. Yet some saw a chance to challenge the peaceful stereotype and unveil some topics Buddhists discuss amongst themselves. Is the peaceful Buddhist an illusion? Do Buddhists and Buddhist temples deal directly enough with the topic of mental illness? And in fact might Buddhism in...
  • Warning: Our Government Is a Threat to Public Safety

    09/18/2013 3:28:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Forget gun control. America needs government control. Have you noticed the common thread among several mass killings and homeland security incidents lately? Time and again, it's the control freaks in Washington who have fallen down on their jobs, allowing crazies, creeps and criminals to roam free and wreak havoc while ignoring rampant red flags. Let's review: Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis: Despite gun-grabbing Democrats' best efforts to blame a nonexistent "AR-15" for this week's horrific Navy Yard massacre, the truth is seeping out about shooter Aaron Alexis. The 34-year-old Navy veteran had been treated since August by the Veterans...
  • Pentagon to order security review amid probe of Navy Yard shooting rampage (Have gun ...)

    09/18/2013 12:40:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-17-2013 | Peter Hermann, Craig Whitlock and Da vid A. Fahrenthold
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel intends to order a security review at all U.S. military bases worldwide, a senior Pentagon official said Tuesday, a day after a contract worker — who had obtained a security clearance despite a history of violent behavior — killed 12 people in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard. Full article here ====================================================================== Have gun, will hear voices As soon as news broke that a deadly attack had taken place at the Washington Navy Yard, Democrats were deeply saddened -- that the mass shooting occurred on a military installation and not at an elementary school....
  • REVEALED: Gunman, 34, who murdered 12........... was decorated petty officer

    09/16/2013 3:18:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 215 replies
    mail online ^ | James Nye, Louise Boyle and David Martosko In Washington
    FULL TITLE: REVEALED: Gunman, 34, who murdered TWELVE and injured 15 in Washington Navy Yard rampage was decorated petty officer who left military in 2011 after previous gun charge While the motive of Aaron Alexis, the heavily armed gunman who shot dead at least 12 people in cold blood this morning at the Washington Navy Yard has not been revealed, speculation is growing his dismissal from the U.S. Navy for 'misconduct' in January 2011 may have inspired him to commit a deadly revenge. Alexis, 34, has been revealed to have a prior arrest for letting a gun off that could...
  • WaPo: Live: Police: Three shooters in Navy Yard shooting

    09/16/2013 7:24:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1,239 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10:13 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 | Maggie Fazeli Fard
    Three shooters are involved in the Navy Yard shooting, a police spokeswoman said. One of the shooters is “down,” police said, but two remain in a building on the grounds. One of the shooters at large is dressed in fatigues. At least one has a long gun, police said. Maggie Fazeli Fard White House statement on Navy Yard shooting The White House issued a statement on the Navy Yard shooting Monday morning: “The President has been briefed several times about the unfolding situation at the Washington Navy Yard by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco...
  • David Frum Blasts Gun Rights Advocates During Navy Yard Shootings

    09/16/2013 12:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 16, 2013
    As Americans ran from gunfire at the Navy Yard in Washington DC, commentator David Frum took to Twitter to talk gun control and suggest that gun control opponents were to blame for the shooting:
  • Fort Hood 2009? CNN Anchor Can't Remember the Last Shooting at 'U.S. Military Facility'

    09/17/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    MRC ^ | 9/17/13 | Matt Hadro
    During CNN's live coverage of Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, anchor Carol Costello asked when the last time was that a gunman wreaked "havoc at a U.S. military facility." In 2009, a jihadist killed 13 in a mass-shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. "I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility," Costello stated. "Have you ever heard of it happening before, Brian?" she asked correspondent Brian Todd, reporting live from the vicinity of the shooting.
  • Lupica: AR-15 is the rifle for the 'sport' of hunting humans (AR-15 to blame, not shooter)

    09/17/2013 9:10:58 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 68 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Mike Lupica
    So it takes nine months and two days from Newtown, from 20 dead children and six adults, for someone else to carry the same kind of AR-15 that Adam Lanza carried into Sandy Hook Elementary School into the Washington Navy Yard. They call semiautomatics like this sport rifles. You bet. Mostly for the sport of killing innocent people, and killing them fast.
  • Obama, Feinstein reignite fight for gun control after Navy Yard shooting (Surprise!!!!))

    09/17/2013 8:00:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    ust hours after the deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, gun control advocates tried to reignite the national debate over gun laws that had only just subsided. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and a longtime gun control advocate, denounced “the litany of massacres” over the past few years and asked rhetorically, “When will enough be enough?” [snip] The National Rifle Association had no comment on Monday, and pro-gun groups generally take the stance that days of particularly shocking crimes are not the time to discuss policy. Popular conservative blogger and former CNN commentator Erick Erickson admonished the rush...
  • Josh Morgan's Mother Safe After Navy Yard Shooting (Was in Pentagon on 9/11; He VA Tech Shooting)

    09/17/2013 9:15:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | 9/16
    The country mourned Monday after learning about the mass shooting deaths at the Washington Navy Yard. For a few scary moments, Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan feared for his mother's safety. Morgan told reporters that his mom works on the same floor of the Navy Yard building where the shooting occurred, according to The Washington Post. Morgan, who grew up in the area, said he was unable to reach his mother after he learned of the shooting. Eventually Morgan confirmed through a Redskins spokesperson that his mother was safe. Before that happened, Morgan told reporters that he had a...
  • Remarks by the President at the Five-Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis

    09/17/2013 6:32:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | September 16, 2013 | Barack Hussein Obama
    Remarks by the President at the Five-Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis South Court12:31 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Please have a seat.  Before I begin, let me say a few words about the tragedy that's unfolding not far away from here at the Washington Navy Yard.  That's part of why our event today was delayed.I’ve been briefed by my team on the situation.  We still don’t know all the facts, but we do know that several people have been shot, and some have been killed.  So we are confronting yet another mass shooting -- and today, it happened...
  • CNN: Washington FBI Confirms no AR-15 was used in Navy Yard Attack

    09/17/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sept 17th, 2013 | Pamela Brown
    FBI Washington field office just confirmed gunman was NOT armed with AR15. Spokesperson says 1 shotgun and 2 pistols recovered— Pamela Brown (@PamelaBrownCNN) September 17, 2013
  • First Thoughts: Bad Timing (NBC: Obama a victim of circumstance)

    09/17/2013 6:26:01 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Jessica Taylor
    *** Bad timing: When you’re in a rut, nothing seems to go right. That’s true in sports, in life and, yes, in American politics. And for the Obama White House, little seems to be going right, especially when it comes to timing. Last week, President Obama gave a speech to the nation on Syria about the need to use U.S. force there -- at the very same time as the United States appeared to reach a diplomatic breakthrough, which produced a disjointed message. Then on Friday, the president sat down for an interview with ABC that would air on Sunday....
  • Officials: Gunman treated for mental health issues

    09/17/2013 5:12:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 101 replies
    U.S. law enforcement officials are telling The Associated Press that the Navy contractor identified as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and a sleep disorder. He also had been hearing voices in his head, the officials said.
  • More Than 2,000 Still at Navy Yard (FBI screening for 'second shooter')

    09/16/2013 6:22:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, September 16, 2013 | Aaron Davis
    Vice Adm. Bill French, the head of all Navy installations, said as of 8:30 p.m. that roughly 2,000 civilians remained at Navy Yard and that it could take until 11 p.m. or later to finish processing them off the base. In addition, French said that the number of wounded stands at 14. All are civilians, he said. Removal of the employees was painfully slow, because the FBI is still interviewing every person leaving the base out of concern that a second suspect may still be at large. And SWAT teams are still finding people hiding in places on the base,...
  • UPDATE: Navy Yard shooter identified as Texas man (Aaron Alexis)

    09/16/2013 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 563 replies
    Updated at 3:40 p.m. EDT: Officials stated that the Washington Navy Yard shooter who died after Monday's rampage has been identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, from Texas.
  • Active Shooter reported on the grounds of Navy Yard in D.C.

    09/16/2013 6:01:40 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 349 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Sept 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police and the FBI say there's a report of a shooter inside a military building at the Washington Navy Yard. Police are responding to reports of shots fired, and an FBI spokeswoman says there's at least one victim.
  • With Navy Yard shooters still at large, Obama warns of 'extreme wing' Republicans

    09/16/2013 11:47:47 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/16/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    After briefly addressing the tragic Navy Yard shootings, President Obama delivered a sharply partisan message to Republicans on Monday, while two individuals connected with the attack were still at large in Washington, D.C. Obama warned of an "extreme wing" of the Republican party that was willing to shutdown the government over Obamacare. Obama delayed his speech by about 50 minutes after news of the attack broke Monday morning, but pressed forward with his full remarks in the South Court Auditorium of the White House. "The larger point is asked — after all that we have been through, after all the...
  • CNN Anchor Can't Remember the Last Shooting at 'U.S. Military Facility'

    09/16/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 54 replies
    During CNN's live coverage of Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, anchor Carol Costello asked when the last time was that a gunman wreaked "havoc at a U.S. military facility." In 2009, a jihadist killed 13 in a mass-shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. "I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility," Costello stated. "Have you ever heard of it happening before, Brian?" she asked correspondent Brian Todd, reporting live from the vicinity of the shooting.
  • Obama's Economy Speech Thwarted by News Cycle

    09/16/2013 9:33:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    9/16/13
    Today was going to be a media worship service, complete with incense burning to the idol Obamugabe....the economy, we were going to be told, was improving! Now at least one "dark skinned male" has made his photo-op very forgettable.
  • Report: Search for shooter at Washington Navy Yard

    09/16/2013 5:47:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 126 replies
    WTOP ^ | 09.16.13
    D.C. police reportedly are searching for an active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast.