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  • 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,”...
  • Anyone Can be a Journalist

    09/19/2013 5:41:28 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 6 replies
    Uncommon Sense ^ | Sep 18, 2013 | Chris Shugart
    I've just developed something I call the News Media Algorithm Template. It's a synthesis of the news reporting process that eliminates the need to read, listen, or watch any news report ever again. Just follow the flow chart and the story virtually writes itself. This is the first in a series of generic news subjects that will allow you to be the MSM journalist you always knew you could be. More to follow.
  • Navy Yard shooting highlights gun control's failure

    09/19/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT · by sdnet · 13 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-19 | Steve Adcock
    Armed with a Remington shotgun and two stolen handguns, suspected shooter Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of gunfire on innocent people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, prompting immediate and knee-jerk cries for gun control and “common sense” reforms to curb gun violence. But the details of this case prove once again the ineffectiveness of gun control. Wasting no time and taking full advantage of the emotional climate of yet another highly-publicized gun crime, Diane Feinstein asked “When will enough be enough?”, and accused Congress of “shirking its responsibility” of preventing gun violence. White House spokesman James Carney said...
  • Probe launched over claim that elite Capitol Police unit blocked from Navy Yard massacre

    09/18/2013 4:31:58 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 09/18/2013
    The board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police has opened an investigation into whether a tactical team of officers that was one of the first on the scene during the Washington Navy Yard shooting was ordered to stand down. Several sources confirmed the probe to Fox News. The investigation follows reports that a highly trained and specialized Capitol Police team arrived soon after the shooting started, but was told by a supervisor to leave the scene. The BBC, which first reported on the allegation, quoted a Capitol Police "source" as claiming "lives may have been saved" if the team could...
  • Here's How the Navy Yard Killer Managed to Keep His Security Clearance

    09/18/2013 12:45:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Yochi Dreazen
    Officials probing Aaron Alexis's background and possible motivation for killing 12 Navy Yard employees are facing the very real possibility that the massacre isn't a the result of a troubled man slipping through cracks in the system so much as an example of a flawed system working exactly as designed. Early reports suggest that Alexis was a heavy drinker with anger issues and a history of run-ins with both the military and the law, including eight instances where Navy superiors cited him for misconduct and three occasions when he was arrested on a variety of charges, including possible gun crimes....
  • Obama to attend Navy Yard memorial service

    09/18/2013 10:37:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service for the victims of the Monday’s Navy Yard massacre Sunday, the White House said Wednesday. “The president will want to mourn the loss of these innocent victims and share in the nation’s pain in the aftermath of another senseless shooting,
  • Marines Had Weapons, But No Ammo During Navy Yard Shooting (Video)

    09/18/2013 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2013 | Andrea Ryan
    “If everybody had arms then there wouldn’t be these problems…my son was at … Navy Yard yesterday (9/16/13) and they had weapons with them, but they didn’t have ammunition. And they said, ‘We were trained and if we had had the ammunition we could have cleared that building. Only three people had been shot at that time and they could have stopped the rest of it.’” No 2nd Amendment for the U.S. military? Only Liberals can take violating our Constitutional rights to beyond the absurd. So, Homeland Security gets a couple billion rounds of ammunition, but the military doesn’t get...
  • 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...
  • Congressman Calls House Judiciary Cmte. “Murderers’ Row”: “They All Like Their Guns”

    09/18/2013 11:21:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2013 - 12:59 PM | Jeffrey Meyer
    Apparently, being pro-Second Amendment in Congress is equivalent to supporting mass shootings in America. At least, that’s the interpretation of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) during an appearance on MSNBC today. …
  • 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."
  • Capitol Hill Renews Calls For Gun Control

    09/18/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 09/18/2013 | Jared Halpern
    Another mass shooting is renewing calls for gun control from some on Capitol Hill. … Senator Blumenthal: “Another act of gun violence in an America plagued by a plethora of guns.” … Senator Reid: “We’re gonna move this up as quickly as we can, but we gotta have the votes first. We don’t have the votes.” …
  • Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was 'not happy with America,' friend says

    09/18/2013 4:52:46 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 9-18-2013 | Mark Potter and Charles Hadlock
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Aaron Alexis was so unhappy with his life in America — where he was beset by money woes and felt slighted as a veteran — that he was "ready to move out of the country" last year, a friend said Tuesday. "He was tired of dealing with the government," said Kristi Suthamtewkal, whose husband owns the Thai Bowl Restaurant in Fort Worth, where Alexis worked in exchange for room and board. But instead of leaving the U.S., the former Navy reservist relocated from Texas to Virginia, where an IT company called The Experts put him on...
  • 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....
  • CNN Asks If Sequester 'Put Lives at Risk' at Navy Yard

    09/17/2013 6:57:13 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    [UPDATED BELOW] Three times on Tuesday morning, CNN mentioned sequester cuts as a possible culprit behind the security breach at the Navy Yard that led to Monday's shooting there. A CNN headline actually read "Did Government Cuts Put Lives at Risk?" This came AFTER a former Navy commander warned on CNN that blaming the sequester was "very premature." And just before noon, correspondent Dana Bash reported that "what I've been told is the answer is absolutely not" as to the sequester having a role in the security breach.
  • State Law Prevented Sale of Assault Rifle to Suspect Last Week, Officials Say

    09/17/2013 6:28:43 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    WASHINGTON — The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday test-fired an AR-15 assault rifle at a Virginia gun store last week but was stopped from buying one because state law there prohibits the sale of such weapons to out-of-state buyers, according to two senior law enforcement officials. Instead, the gunman, Aaron Alexis of Texas, bought a law-enforcement-style shotgun — an 870 Remington pump — and used it on Monday as he rampaged through the navy yard, said the officials, who requested anonymity b
  • Navy Yard Shooting Another Clinton Gun-Free Zone Fail

    09/17/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investot's Business Daily ^ | September 17, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: As the usual suspects call for stricter gun control, the fact remains that a gunman with two prior gun-crime arrests entered a secure military facility with a stolen ID and found no one able to shoot back. It was Fort Hood all over again. Aaron Alexis, a gunman whose prior behavioral warning signs were ignored, opens fire in an installation belonging to the most powerful military on Earth and those who protect our nation and design our weapons are not allowed to have a weapon to defend themselves. He was more equipped than the 12 people he killed on...
  • Jihadists hoped D.C. shootings were response to al-Qaeda call for jihad attacks

    09/17/2013 2:07:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/17/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Longing for blood and death. "Jihadists Hope D.C. Shootings a Response to Zawahiri's Call for Attacks," from the SITE Monitoring Service, September 16: After the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., on September 16, 2013, jihadists expressed their joy and their hope that the attack came in response to the recent speech by Ayman al-Zawahiri in which the al-Qaeda leader called for strikes in America. Users on the top-tier jihadi forums Shumukh al-Islam and al-Fida' wrote, for example, "O blessings, your prayer O Sheikh Ayman [has been answered]... Here are the lone-wolves working from within the headquarters...
  • Navy Yard Shooter was "a liberal" who very much agreed with Obama-CNN Interview

    09/17/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 61 replies
    Paraphrasing: "Alexis was a liberal. He was not happy at all with the former administration and was upset about it [Bush]. I on the other hand am Conservative and we agreed to disagree on politics. He was very much for this [Obama] Administration and was very gung-ho for his agenda."
  • Gun Control’s Dead End

    09/17/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The Left, if it’s honest, will find no reason for a new push for gun control in yesterday’s tragedy.Now that the terrifying confusion has abated and the wildly varying reports have been collated into some sort of consensus, we are able to review what happened yesterday at Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard with a dispassionate and critical eye. Doing so reveals that it is once again time for the friends of liberty to be blunt and to be forceful in the face of what will inevitably come. So resolved, let us lay down this marker: Those claiming that yesterday’s abomination demonstrates...
  • AR-15: Anti-Gun Narrative Blows Up In Face of CNN, Daily News [ Shotgun used not AR15 ]

    09/17/2013 10:12:15 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 74 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sept 17 2013 | John Nolte
    The FBI has just confirmed that a shotgun and two pistols were recovered, and that the "gunman was NOT armed with [an] AR-15."