” At least 13 people died Monday and 14 were injured in a mass shooting inside a heavily secured building at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard, in one of the worst shootings ever at a U.S. military facility, and one of the deadliest single events ever in the nation’s capital.
The gunman, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas, is among the dead. U.S. Navy officials reported none of the casualties were individuals in the military.
When it was over, Alexis, a former Navy reservist from Ft. Worth, Texas, who recently began work as a civilian contractor, lay dead amid an armload of weapons. Sources told News4 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.
Alexis appears to have seized firearms from two of his victims as he moved through the building along the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, where 3,000 Navy employees go to work each day, many of them carrying authorized firearms.”
Chew on that Feinstein , Schumer , et al … Here’s more about the dead suspect . Apparently he was no stranger to violence or the police .
Before the gun controllers come screaming out of the woodwork perhaps they should ponder these questions : Since DC is essentially a “gun free” zone , how did the shooter(s) get his gun ? Since military bases are “gun free” zones how did the shooter(s) get inside it ? Also , since there are armed guards , electronic locks and metal detectors on military bases how did the shooter(s) succeed? And lastly , given that nearly all the prerequisites for a “gun free , safe” environment were in place yet failed to stop a determined shooter(s) and the armed State cannot even defend it’s own workers on it’s own home ground , how are the average citizens of the country supposed to expect any better protection from you , the State ?