September 16, 2013

"At least 10 people have been shot at the Washington Navy Yard and an active shooter is still on the base grounds in Southeast D.C."

"The Navy Yard is on lockdown and a 'shelter in place' order has been issued, the Navy says. About 3,000 people work in the building, the Navy says."

20 comments:

Phil 3:14 said...

My son works there. He's safe in building across the street.

Michael said...

Doubtful since it is against the law to have a gun in DC.

Matthew Sablan said...

I'm proud of the Internet. It has been hours, and no one has irresponsibly blamed anyone else yet.

Conclusions: Do not jump to them.

TML said...

No one knows anything but NBC seems to think this is relevant:

"The military officials said that the gunman may have been armed with an AR-15, a military-style assault rifle."

The shooter "may also" have been armed with a bazooka.

Ridiculous non-fact shoe horned in.

Almost Ali said...

Don't look at me, I didn't say anything.

MadisonMan said...

Phil, glad to hear about your son. I hope you heard he was safe before you heard about the shooting.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Fox News exhibits their ignorance of technical matters. They have been reporting that the shooter has used an AR-15, and then went on to say that it fired three-round bursts. If this is true, the weapon is an M-16, a military issue automatic rifle. This is an important clue to the identity of the shooter. My paranoid self says this is a knee-jerk slam against civilian semi-auto rifles such as the AR-15.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Fox News is confirming two gunmen, which suggests a terror attack rather than a disgruntled employee.

Now they're qualifying their "confirmation". Chaos.

SteveR said...

Military installations are not safe places

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I'm taking 2-1 odds for the shooter to be a registered Democrat.

Paul said...

Does not D.C. register all guns?

Is there not a full background check, fees, and alot of hassle to even own a gun?

Is not carrying a gun illegal there?

Isn't it true if you are caught with a bullet or even empty cartridge case they will arrest you?

So how can this happen? Especially on a NAVAL SHIPPING YARD!

Larry J said...

Just remember, probably 90% of what we hear today from the talking heads will turn out to be wrong. The facts that they know are few but that won't prevent them from speculating for hours.

Irene said...

"Russian official mocks Navy Yard shooting."

Critter said...

The media's a little slow off the mark this morning. I'm sure this is all the NRA's fault.

Edward Lunny said...

Hey ! With all of that gun control stuff in DC, this is impossible. Must be a hoax.

n.n said...

Criminals prefer low-risk, high-reward targets. What better place to conduct their business in peace than a military installation, where employees are restricted from keeping and bearing Arms.

Still, it has to be explained how they managed to evade scrutiny by the gatekeepers. Aren't visitors to a military installation subject to TSA-like searches?

SteveR said...

The president wasted no time getting back on the crusade he failed at earlier this year. Let no crises go to waste, regardless of the mostly unknown facts.

Larry J said...

Ah, those layers and layers of fact-checkers at the MSM are up to it again: CBS and NBC release the wrong name for the shooter.

Instead of rushing to be the first to report a story, why don't they try to be the first to get the story right?

lemondog said...

Aaron Alexis 34, Fort Worth TX

Phil 3:14 said...

Phil, glad to hear about your son. I hope you heard he was safe before you heard about the shooting.

No, heard about shooting first but within 1/2 heard he was OK. He was in lock down for 12 hours. They gave everyone the day off tomorrow.