Breaking story: shootings at Washington D.C. Naval yard (UPDATE)

The details are sofar sketchy, but it seems at least 2 suspects, one of which was killed, shot several people up at the Washington D.C. Naval Yard.

Today, the Navy Yard includes the headquarters of Naval District Washington and is home to a naval museum. The area around the facility has been marked in recent years by significant commercial and residential revitalization.

Your guess is as good as mine why this happened. Want to bet we get told we need more gun control, even when we find out the shooter was insane?

Well, they have IDed the dead suspect, and are now scrambling to find his supposed partner. My best wishes go out to the victims and their families. Another tragedy we will never fully comprehend.

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  1. AlexInCT *

    My bet is this is a repeat of the Fort Hood incident, even though I saw the media do its best to pretend that Fort Hood never happened.

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  2. Mississippi Yankee

    Latest is a civlian guy, arrested for illegal discharge of a weapon back in 2010 but charge was dropped.

    The illegal discharge occurred in the progressive enclave of Ft. Worth TX. Black man, cleaning his gun and it “just went off”. No charges filed.

    Two years later,in the progressive utopia of Seattle WA, this time arrested for shooting the tires flat on a car owned by “a brother” he didn’t get along with.

    “Alexis was arrested in Fort Worth in 2010 for discharging a firearm in city limits, police records show. Alexis told police he had fired the gun accidentally when he was cleaning it, according to a police report filed with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. Charges were never filed.

    Alexis was also arrested in Seattle in 2004, according to the Seattle Police Department, for “shooting out the tires of another man’s vehicle in what Alexis later described as an anger-fueled ‘blackout.'”

    A Navy official told Reuters Alexis received a general discharge from the Navy in 2011 “after a series of misconduct issues.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/shots-fired-at-washington-navy-yard–u-s–navy-confirms-130407614.html

    IF present gun laws had been followed then this man, Alexis, should NOT have been able to carry a firearm, anywhere. Having one in DC would have been a double no-no.

    Hal and David Gregory could not be reached for comment about the later issue…

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  3. Hal_10000

    I can be reached for comment. If the reports are correct, I don’t think this guy should have been able to carry a firearm. Surprisingly, he did not consider, when he was planning to murder a bunch of people, whether he was also running afoul of gun laws.

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  4. AlexInCT *

    I can be reached for comment. If the reports are correct, I don’t think this guy should have been able to carry a firearm.

    I have refrained from making too many comments on this story Hal precisely because of the media’s track record. They are so bad at this shit that you really have no idea what happened until weeks if not months later. From what we know now, I am flabbergasted they didn’t charge him the second time around to make sure he couldn’t legally own a weapon anymore. I wonder why they let it be.

    I still do not know what the motives are for his shooting spree either. I think that will be telling, that is, if we ever find out. This thing has already been politicized and I doubt we can get the truth from people with an agenda.

    I was watching CNN during my morning run at the gym – I was late to it today – and they were saying this is the first time something like this has happened in a military facility. Maybe the left wants everyone to forget about Ford Hood, but shit, how stupid do they think we are?

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  5. Mississippi Yankee

    I don’t think this guy should have been able to carry a firearm. Surprisingly, he did not consider, when he was planning to murder a bunch of people, whether he was also running afoul of gun laws.

    Ding, Ding, Ding!

    Which is precisely why ANY additional gun laws or ‘background checks’ are absolutely worthless political pieces of shiite. We have hundreds of gun laws on the books, one or two of which weren’t adhered to in this very case. But guess what the progtard mantra will be for the next few weeks…

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  6. Mississippi Yankee

    And leave it to sally to miss the point, perhaps intentionally.

    Mr. Alexis had committed two felonies in two different state prior to the latest grand felony. If charges had NOT been dropped in either of those previous cases this madman would have been a convicted felon and he could not have purchased that shotgun in Virginia.

    Now I have my views as to why there was no felony convictions in neither Ft. Worth TX nor Seattle WA. But still the perplexing part is why did he still have his SECRET clearance? I have had two coworkers lose theirs for much less serious arrests (without convictions) at Raytheon.

    BTW, are you ever going to answer my fisk of all of the false info you put out on the Syria debacle?

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