I think the first, and most obvious reason, is that the LSM can not use this incident to push for more gun control, without some serious problems for the government gun grabbers, from those of us that are not going to just swallow their bullshit without checking the facts. From the article:
In Washington, D.C. on Monday, Aaron Alexis gunned down twelve people. As if designed to preempt the scripted reactions of those who fight for an anemic interpretation of the Second Amendment, the Navy Yard massacre included no assault weapon. Alexis committed his crimes in a virtually gun-free zone. His background had been checked in order to gain the active security clearance he held prior to the shooting. While I’m usually game for a good discussion of the proper limits of the Second Amendment, that alone cannot sensibly be the focus here.
So Alexis didn’t use that AR-15 that gave the gun grabbers a boner, as they originally tried to pretend he had. And, while the LSM ran away from reporting this, just as a vampire runs away from sunlight, it turns out that Alexis was a big lib and Obama supporter too. Can you imagine the fucking howling from the LSM had this guy been shown to be a conservative or Tea Party supporter? In fact, they all speculated he was one of these right from the start, and like a lot of other shit, they had it all wrong. Worse of all, while the leftists morons went out of their way to pretend that the problem was with the usual background checking procedures law abiding citizens have to go through to buy firearms, which they claim the NRA has kept from being effective, the fact remains that to hold a security clearance Alexis went through a much more thorough background check, run on behalf of the government, and passed that. Do you think that if he got through a government security background check a more beefed up check of any kind to purchase weapons would have made a difference? Really? Maybe they should have made that area a “gun-free-zone“! Oh wait, as someone much wiser said: yeah, I thought so.
Anyway, there are lots of unanswered questions the LSM now no longer cares about since the story can not be used to push more gun grabbing. For example, how many people in the US have reported on the stand-down order given to the NAVY yard SWAT team? Or what about rescinding the Clinton era order that disarmed the people on military bases? I have my beliefs of why Clinton did this – he was making sure that military he loathed couldn’t do shit to him – and I am pretty sure the fact that the left & congress don’t trust the enlisted men in the military that do not depend on their political largesse for their career advancement like the officers, had a lot to do with this idiotic decision. So now we have had an Islamist radical and an angry leftist prove how dumb disarming base security has played out in the real world, but I bet the call will be for even more gun-free, gun-free-zones.
The media now see this story as detrimental to the gun grabbing agenda. So the story will go away or die down. And then, later, when they hope most people have forgotten the facts, they will rewrite what really happened to push the gun grabbing agenda. Me, I spent the past weekend in Maine shooting at some stuff with people that respect firearms and are law abiding. Disarming people like us isn’t going to stop gun violence of any kind, and would certainly not have prevented the shooting at the NAVY yard in D.C. I bet you armed guards with orders to shoot to kill on the base however would have stopped the NAVY yard shooter. He would have picked some other “gun-free-zone” to go do this thing at, is my guess…