CNN says AR-15 not used in Navy Yard shooting. Carney says Obama ‘implementing executive actions’ anyway

CNN: AR-15 was not used in Navy Yard shooting

BearingArms.com
17 September 2013

 

 

 

 

This undermines the media’s preferred narrative of the past 24 hours if true, but considering the many inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and contradictions in even a single CNN story, it would be irresponsible to take their claim as anything other than speculative at this point.

 

 

Carney: Obama Implementing Executive Actions Following Navy Yard Shooting

…In the wake of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said the president is implementing executive actions and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows.

“The president supports, as do an overwhelming majority of Americans, common-sense measures to reduce gun violence,” Carney said.

Even as it was unfolding, the Washington shooting was reigniting talk about guns. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a leading advocate of gun control legislation, mourned “the litany of massacres” the country has suffered in the form of mass shootings….

 

The complete article is at CBS News.

 

CAJ note: On Sunday, the President falsely asserted in an interview with George Stephanopoulos: ‘Gun Control—We Had 80, 90% of the Country That Agreed With It’

 

 

RelatedCNN anchor: Military facility shooting never happened before

…“I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility,” Costello said to correspondent Brian Todd, who was reporting from the scene. “Have you ever heard of it happening before, Brian?”…

Suspected U.S. shooter had ‘secret’ clearance, employer says

Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old suspect in Monday’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, had “secret” clearance and was assigned to start working there as a civilian contractor with a military-issued ID card, his firm’s chief executive told Reuters.

“He did have a secret clearance. And he did have a CAC (common access card),” said Thomas Hoshko, CEO of The Experts Inc, which was helping service the Navy Marine Corps Intranet as a subcontractor for HP Enterprise Services, part of Hewlett-Packard Co…

 

 

Report: Naval Yard Shooter Was Being Treated for Serious Mental Health Issues, Heard Voices in His Head

 

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Update: American Thinker, Why did Aaron Alexis get a security clearance?

…If Alexis had been prosecuted and convicted, I don’t know that he would have gone to jail. But in a healthy, properly functioning society, he would have served time. And he certainly wouldn’t have walked due to faulty paperwork.

But let’s take Alexis’ situation one step further. If Alexis been convicted of discharging a firearm in public, prospective employers who conduct background checks (including, presumably, the Navy) would likely have learned of the conviction. Given the obvious threat posed by someone who shoots guns at cars because he feels disrespected, rational employers would have refused to hire Alexis.

But the civil rights community and the EEOC are inclined to sue employers whose criminal background check policies exclude black applicants in disproportionate numbers, which most such policies do. As an African-American, Alexis could have been a plaintiff in a private suit or a claimant in a government suit…

CAJ note: Isn’t this the same government that wants to grant amnesty to 20+ million unvetted, “undocuments guests”? I feel so good about that. How about you?

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