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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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."
  • The Media on Activist Autopilot with Embarrassing, Preemptive AR-15 Bashing

    09/17/2013 10:24:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 17th, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    “This was a model of how we can cover news with both immediacy and in depth, with new tools, traditional skills, and enduring values.” This was Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron’s glowing assessment of his outlet’s performance on Tuesday in the wake of Monday’s horrific massacre at the Washington Navy Yard. This assertion may be a bit premature, considering the paper’s decision to publish an editorial demanding action to address how an ostensibly mentally ill man acquired his guns – including a shotgun, a variety of pistols, and an AR-15. But this call to action is based on erroneous...
  • Gunman did not use AR-15 assault rifle, officials now say

    09/17/2013 10:14:16 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 27 replies Press ^ | 9/17/2013 | BRETT ZONGKER
  • Inside the mind of the Navy Yard killer: 'Paranoid' gunman was being treated for mental illness...

    09/17/2013 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    mail online ^ | James Nye, Louise Boyle, David Martosko In Washington, Meghan Keneally and Paul Thompson
    FULL TITLE: Inside the mind of the Navy Yard killer: 'Paranoid' gunman was being treated for mental illness and was left 'devastated after Thai girlfriend dumped him when she refused to move to the U.S.' Washington Naval Yard gunman Aaron Alexis began treatment for serious mental illness in August as friends of the shooter today revealed he was devastated last year when a Thai girlfriend left him broken-hearted. According to anonymous law enforcement officials, Alexis, 34, sought treatment from the Veterans Administration for paranoia, insomnia and possible schizophrenia just one month before his shooting rampage which claimed the lives of...
  • 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
  • Exploiting Tragedy

    09/17/2013 7:58:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 17, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Exploiting TragedyPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 17, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 20 Comments After a gunman calmly murdered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday, the Left began trying to exploit the Navy employees’ deaths to advance its never-ending campaign to disarm law-abiding citizens.The FBI identified the shooter, who was killed in a gun battle with police, as Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas. A civilian military contractor who was reportedly a practicing Buddhist at one time, Alexis received a general discharge from the Navy Reserve in 2011...
  • Sick Left Exploit Mass Shooting To Push Gun Ban

    09/17/2013 7:05:37 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 20 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/17/13 | Friends of Ours
    The tragic mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has brought out the opportunistic ghouls from the sick left including Senator Diane Feinstein who are standing on the victims' corpses as bully pulpits from which to preach their anti-gun agenda as reported by Ben Wolfgang for The Washington Times: "Popular conservative blogger and former CNN commentator Erick Erickson admonished the rush to politicize the shooting, saying 'seriously people, grow up. I would not dare step in the way of America's national pastime of bitching about the politics of everything on Twitter, but there has to be a better time for...
  • Carney: Obama Implementing Executive Actions Following Navy Yard Shooting

    09/17/2013 6:10:07 AM PDT · by seeker41 · 140 replies
    ap ^ | 09/17/2013 | cbs dc
    In the wake of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said the president is implementing executive actions and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows.
  • We need the facts out about the shooter

    09/16/2013 7:48:05 PM PDT · by oldenuff2no · 37 replies
    I've been reading over at dummies unlimited and they have at least one thread that claims that the shooter had a CCW. I read the link they posted but it said without support that, "it was believed that the shooter had a CCW." FIRST. I'm calling BS straight up. If he ever had one it would have been revoked due to his past run ins with Law Enforcement. We need the truth on this to get out now. If anyone has real knowledge of this the truth needs to be known. SECOND The news on every major network includes that...
  • 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>
  • Feinstein calls for new gun control laws again after Navy Yard shooting

    09/16/2013 8:19:29 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 130 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 16, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is renewing her call for new gun-control laws because of Monday’s deadly Navy Yard shooting. “When will enough be enough?” Feinstein said in a statement Monday evening. “Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country,” she said. “We must do more to stop this endless loss of life.” "“There are reports..... the killer was armed with an AR-15,...... a shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol when he stormed an American military installation in the nation’s capital and took at least 12 innocent lives,” she said.
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Report: Reagan Washington National Airport Flights Grounded

    09/16/2013 6:44:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 69 replies
    WUSA-TV via Twitter ^ | Monday, September 16, 2013 | Andrea McCarren
    On board flight out of #DCA. Still on runway. Flight crew just told us "all planes have been grounded indefinitely." No reason given.@wusa9
  • Big media identifies wrong man as the killer in mass shooting — again

    09/16/2013 11:26:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 16, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Ed mentioned it already in the Greenroom but I want to chip in a post of my own to emphasize how commonplace this is now when mass killings occur. Big media’s not always the chief culprit — the theories about Sunil Tripathi being one of the Boston bombers began online, as far as I know, not among the big boys at the networks — but given how much pride they take in having higher standards than the Internet hoi polloi, they’re the culprit more often than you’d think. By my count, this makes three times in slightly more than a...
  • 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.
  • Conspiracy Theorists Already Suspect Navy Yard Shooting Is a 'False Flag'

    09/16/2013 12:05:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 86 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9-16-2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Before we knew the names of the victims, the motive behind the attack, or even how many shooters there were, some conspiracy theorists thought they figured out what had happened at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning. Alex Jones, the antigovernment broadcaster who reaches millions every day through his syndicated radio show and Infowars Web empire, speculated the shooting may be a "false flag" operation intended to distract Americans from Syria, as well as the anniversary of the Benghazi attack and the simmering IRS scandal. "You've got all the other scandals, so this is a great way to change...
  • Piers Morgan Kind of Blames President Obama for D.C. Shooting

    09/16/2013 4:04:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/16 | Dan Amira
    Remember when President Obama tried to push a gun-control package through Congress after the Newtown massacre? And Congress voted down every piece of legislation, even the extremely popular ones? And consequently the gun-control bills did not become laws, because that's how lawmaking works? It was a few months ago.
  • Report: Navy Yard Gunman 'Gathered Weapons Along the Way'

    09/17/2013 4:08:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2013 | ELIZABETH SHELD
    NBC News reports that Aaron Alexis was armed with "an assault-style rifle, a shotgun and a handgun" when he was killed in a shootout with authorities. Law enforcement told NBC "they believed he arrived packing only the shotgun, which he bought last week from a gun dealer in Lorton, Va., about 20 miles from Washington."  The Washington DC local NBC affiliate says that sources informed them "that surveillance footage showed that he began his attack with a shotgun, but was found with a 9mm pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle." The suspected gunman appeared to have seized firearms from two of...
  • 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.
  • Scarborough: MSNBC Would Be 'Killing' W For Partisan Speech Like Obama's on Shooting Day

    09/17/2013 5:44:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that George W. Bush had decided to proceed with a harsh, partisan speech attacking Democrats for "hurting people," despite a scene of mass murder unfolding just 3.5 miles away. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough imagined just such a scenario, and came to the inescapable conclusion: his own MSNBC network and the MSM at large would be "killing" W for his insensitivity and poor judgment. Panelist John Heilemann of New York magazine grudgingly agreed that Scarborough's assessement was "kinda fair." But Mika Brzezinski empathized with our poor president: he was in a "horrible position." View the video here.
  • Mayor Gray: Sequester possibly contributed to shooting at Navy Yard (Conspiracy theorist)

    09/17/2013 6:49:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/17/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray suggested Tuesday that the cost-cutting as a result of the sequester may have contributed to the conditions that allowed a shooter gain clearance to enter the Navy Yard Monday, where he killed 12 people and wounded several others.The gunman, Aaron Alexis, entered the complex using a valid pass that he had been given as a defense contractor around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, according to police. He was ultimately killed in one of multiple engagements with police.Speaking on CNN Tuesday morning about what might have prevented the shooting, Gray said, “It’s hard to know,” but “certainly, as I...
  • Loving mother and hard-working grandfather of nine among 12 workers killed in Navy Yard massacre

    09/17/2013 8:32:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 9/17/13 | Helen Pow
    full title...Loving mother and hard-working grandfather of nine among 12 workers killed in Navy Yard massacre as doctors describe terrible injuries of woundedNine of the 12 workers killed in the Navy Yard massacre - including a loving mother and a grandfather of nine - were identified after doctors revealed late Monday that a woman shot in the head, another woman struck in the shoulder and a police officer shot in the legs should survive. Mary DeLorenzo Knight, 51, who had two daughters, was killed along with Arthur Daniels, 51, a hardworking husband and grandfather. Other victims who were shot dead...
  • Aaron Alexis: Washington Navy Yard Gunman "Obsessed With Violent Video Games"

    09/17/2013 6:03:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 17, 2013 | Nick Allen
    Alexis, 34, who was shot dead on Monday after killing 13 people at Washington's Navy Yard, also carried a .45 handgun tucked in his trousers with no holster "everywhere he went" because he believed people would try to steal his belongings.

    09/16/2013 1:49:00 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2013 | Breitbart
    A US Navy commander told Monday how he saw a co-worker shot in the head just a few feet from him, during mass shooting on a Washington base that left at least 12 people dead. Navy officer Tim Jirus told reporters the man from the Washington Navy Yard's maintenance department was felled by gunshots as workers scrambled out of buildings following reports of a shooter on the rampage.
  • 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,...
  • Suspected U.S. shooter had 'secret' clearance, employer says

    09/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 219 replies ^ | 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.
  • Obama laments shooting as gun debate has gone cold

    09/16/2013 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 4:46 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama on Monday wearily lamented “yet another mass shooting,” this time in the nation’s capital where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates. The shooting at the Washington Navy Yard came a week after voters recalled two Colorado legislators who supported tougher gun measures, illustrating the strong political headwinds faced by lawmakers seeking to respond to the violence. …
  • 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.