washington navy yard shooting


Aaron Alexis was a mass murderer who committed the Washington Navy Yard shooting in 2013. In total Alexis murdered 12 people. On the day of the shooting he entered the Naval Yard using a valid pass, and assembled a shotgun that he had purchased a couple of days previously, in the fourth floor bathroom of building 197. Once he emerged from the bathroom he immediately began shooting, and continued with the shotgun until he managed to murder a security guard and took his beretta semi-automatic pistol which enabled him to continue the shooting despite having run out of shotgun ammunition.

When police arrived on the scene Alexis was still firing at people on the third and fourth floors, and began to engage the police with gunfire. He wounded one police officer in the leg, and after a 30 minute shoot out Alexis was fatally shot in the head. 

“One year ago, 12 Americans went to work to protect and strengthen the country they loved. Today, we must do the same—rejecting atrocities like these as the new normal and renewing our call for common-sense reforms that respect our traditions while reducing the gun violence that shatters too many American families every day.” —President Obama on the Washington Navy Yard shooting one year ago today


Photo I: Law enforcement officers arrived on the scene within minutes of Monday morning’s shooting.; Photo II: Civilians were escorted from Washington Navy Yard as law enforcement searched for the gunman; Photo III: Map of area
Washington Navy Yard gunman named as Aaron Alexis
Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage at Washington Navy Yard.
Eight others were injured in the attack, which began at around 8:20 local time (12:20 GMT) on Monday.
US President Barack Obama ordered flags be lowered to half mast at the White House and on Capitol Hill.
He said he mourned “yet another mass shooting” and condemned the “cowardly act”. - Read On with Video

Jesus Christ, another shooting?

LAX shooting: The latest

Fuck the 2nd Amendment - the fantasy of fighting off the government with small arms enables a grim reality of Americans shooting each other. It made tactical sense for a rebellion in the 1700’s, but not in the 2000’s.

Also, as with the Washington Navy Yard shooting, not arming government security personnel is just plain dumb