Report: Deceased alleged Navy Yard shooter ID’d as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis; FBI confirms mugshot [pics]

After initially erroneously naming the dead alleged Navy Yard shooter, media are now identifying him as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old man from Fort Worth, Texas:

Alexis evidently has a criminal record:

This mugshot photo is currently circulating online:

But as yet there is no confirmation that the man in the photo is in fact the alleged shooter.

We will continue to monitor this story and update with any developments.



NBC 4 in Washington believes the man in the mugshot and the shooter are one and the same:

Another purported photo of Aaron Alexis:

Fox’s D.C. affiliate has also posted the mugshot photo:



After taking questions from media, Aaron Alexis’ former roommate says, ‘Wait, he’s dead?’

More information about Alexis:

The FBI is now running the mugshot as well:

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Verification that the man in the photo is shooting suspect Aaron Alexis.

Editor’s note: The title has been changed to reflect the FBI’s confirmation of the mugshot.


For anyone curious:



Alexis was reportedly arrested in Seattle in 2004:

From the Seattle PD Blotter:

Aaron Alexis, the man identified by Washington D.C. police as a suspect in this morning’s tragic attack on a US Navy Yard, was previously arrested by Seattle police in 2004 for shooting out the tires of another man’s vehicle in what Alexis later described to detectives as an anger-fueled “blackout.”

The Fort Worth PD has also released a statement from the Tarrant County D.A.’s office:

Here is Eric Holder’s statement:





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Washington Navy Yard death toll at 12; Prayers for victims and families pour in

  • IceColdTroll

    Dammit, another crazy ass cracker on a rampage against the black ma– oops.

    Never mind.

    • WookieeCon

      But I’m sure he’s an evil Tea Party member.

      • Clayton B

        . . . not ‘Tea’ Party, . . . ‘Lean’ Party . . .

      • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

        Yeah, he’s not black. He has reverse vitiligo like uncle Ruckus…

        • etg

          Maybe he is White Black ????? Like George Zimmerman was White Hispanic.

          • SJ’s Dad

            “White Black”?
            . . . You mean like King Hussein?

          • Rulz

            The American mainstream media thinks they can decide who is what race.

      • Ty in TX

        He can’t be TEA Party, he’s Black /sarc

    • yebbid

      That’s funny.

    • Andy from Beaverton

      Obama, ” If I had a son, …”

    • V the K

      MFM: “Quick! Find a photo of him at age 12 and hold the Rolling Stone cover!”

    • celsma

      Another one of Obama’s sons?

    • Richo
      • TexasJay

        I don’t know. With that cap, I’m not sure he qualiifies as a cracker. Now if he were wearing a cowboy hat, or straw hat, maybe …

  • $29520529

    Racist crime? what color are the poor victims?

  • Slam1263

    I’m sure he’s an White Black.

  • MNWoman

    I wish Twitchy would wait until it is confirmed this is an old mug shot of the alleged shooter rather than put it in an disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

    My prayers continue to go out to the people affected in D.C.

  • Turd Burglestein

    I’m shocked…shocked I tell you that he didn’t learn his lesson about gun play when he got arrested that first time. I’m sure his momma will be on the 6 o’clock news saying her baby boy din’t do it and that he just fell in with the wrong crowd.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      Think they might have a picture with him in his prom tux to go with it?

    • Doc

      My favorite is, he was getting his life together.

  • yebbid

    Ok Twitchy, find out about his political affiliation quick before msm starts blaming consvs. And if he is consv, we’ll be ready.

  • $7610427

    The media will zero in on the fact that he is from TX!

    • Zane Henry

      BINGO! They’ll grasp at any straw.

    • Michelle

      And completely fail to mention the color of his skin.

      • SJ’s Dad

        . . . or that he voted for “O” . . . twice!

        • right_on

          …or, that he listened to “country music.”

      • Richo

        Except of course it is fairly obvious what color his skin is based on his picture. Are you all complete idiots who need every last drop of info spoonfed to you? Oh wait, I guess I’ve answered my own question.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          “Are you all complete idiots who need ”
          No, but apparently there’s at least one idiot that needs to recognize sarcasm.

    • Carl Brown

      Some are saying he is affiliated or has sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood… if so then the media will not mention that otherwise they will claim whatever supports their agenda

      • Daelynn Williams

        My thoughts exactly, he will just be someone out for revenge. If he was discharged from Navy – was it honorable? If no, how did he get a contractor clearance.

    • Rulz

      Let’s not give them any ideas…..they aren’t exactly the sharpest tools in the shed :)

    • right_on

      They already have! “A former Texas resident, with a concealed carry permit…” (God forbid they report on any runs in with the law, or criminal record.)

    • ObamaFail

      Wait, he’s from Texas? That means that this was really because of BUUUUUUUSSSSSHHHHHH!!!!!!!” – liberal logic

      • el_polacko

        everybody keeps mentioning texas, where he lived for several months, but omitting the fact that he’s a native new yorker….i wonder why ?

  • Vietvet1953

    Outstanding young gentleman he is.

  • Legal Immigrant in TX

    Wait a minute! He looks exactly like Obama’s son that he never had!

  • wickedgoodboy

    @HuffingtonPost sad all shooters are disgruntled college students or insane government employees never a responsible non govt subsidised taxpayer who has been a responsible american for years .instead of new gun laws we need to investigate the traits above with credit scores believe this will give a barometer to who is more likely to commit these crimes. this is not satire ! all perpetrators will fit this criteria remember this was once called going POSTAL

  • Jack Deth


    He sure as hell looks like a rocket scientist!

    With a record, too!

    Torpedo, los!

    There goes any ties to “creepy a$$ crackas” and “The Tea Party”.

  • liberalssuck

    My one question, how did he gain access to a secure area?

    • Right Wired

      The report I read said he first killed a Police Officer with a shotgun, then took that officer’s 9mm and waited. He then shot two more, and was able to get an AR15 on site.

      • liberalssuck

        I understand that, however the navel yard is a secure area, how did he gain access. Was the security guard the one shot and he used the badge or did they let him in. You need key cards to access the door from what I understand. So how did he get in?

        • Right Wired

          I read someone else’s post who said there’s a huge difference in the security between Naval Yards and Naval Bases – Bases are significantly more fortified.

          • AZGunslinger

            They are no more secured than Ft Hood. Someone bent on killing on a military base would not have difficulty getting a firearm onto the base if they have the proper ID to get past the security at the front gates.

          • liberalssuck

            Worse thing we did and we can blame Clinton was disarming military installations.

          • liberalssuck

            Whelp anyway you look at this we have the same theme, gun free zone and this time in restricted area. Can’t wait for the libtards to start saying how we need more control, when in fact Washington dc, is very restrictive, and the guy if true is a criminal!
            From what I heard from a couple of folks who go there said you need an id as the gate is controlled by security. Doesn’t matter. Prayers for the victims and families!
            It seems he was discharged from the Navy, ok he must have kept his id then. He planned this for sure. That is however if the reports are true.

          • Roto

            At our Naval Air Base, MAs ck your windshield stickers, CAC card ID, and now we have to show driver’s licence and proof of insurance. If the Force Protection is raised above Bravo (like they did today) there’s usually a couple Marines holding shotguns when you go through the gate.

        • Daelynn Williams

          If he was civilian contractor, he had clearance to get on base.

          Question would be what kind of check did the guard on duty do? That time of morning, they check ID to make sure you are cleared.

          • TexasJay

            What kind of check did they do in hiring him? Kicked out of the Navy, and one or two firearm discharge charges.

          • liberalssuck

            Wasn’t he fired? if he was then they screwed up at the gate. The first thing they do is revoke access!! he should have been on the no admittance but who knows. Another loon goes off in a gun free zone and slaughters helps folks. Getting old.

    • Jack Deth

      All it takes is an Active or Retired Military ID card to get on a base.

      Could have had a stolen, borrowed, or still active CAC Card for door swipes.

      Or he could have talked his way in. Or trailed a small crowd.

      • Roto

        Nothing says, “Wave me through” like an M870 Mk1 shotgun pointed at you, even if you have your CAC card on a lanyard. :-)

        • Jack Deth

          With or without the ventilated shroud and bayonet lug?

    • Janice LEE

      I actually heard a talking head state that employees of the base do not need to go through security.
      Eleanor Holmes Norton stated that it’s the most secure facility in the country.
      Will we ever get the true facts.

    • [email protected]

      why was he hired in the first place, the PC crowd might be able to answer that

      • liberalssuck

        I wish I knew. Now what I like is and they will have a hard time pushing this. if he took the firearms from law enforcement, they going to have a hard time pushing their agenda!!

  • Leonard_Wood

    I’m sure GZ had something to do with it too.

    • HLain

      And George Bush as well.

    • AZGunslinger

      You be on to something because there is at least one dead black man involved.

  • bitshuffler

    If Obama has a son, he’d look like …

  • Truth_in_Response

    Since he has a criminal record and served time in jail was he converted to Islam while there?

    • liberalssuck

      That is a good question. This was a planned attack.

    • BigDogJunction

      Good question

  • Alyce Coker

    Another sad day in this country, I wonder how the lame stream media will play this.

  • SunGodAZ

    as a result of today’s shootings…Gabby Giffords will propose that all handguns be banned by the Navy.
    prayers for the victims and God help our legislators from being complete reactionary idiots on this one.

    • AZGunslinger

      Pop Quiz: What is Obama’s favorite vegetable?

      • IceColdTroll

        Yo mama.

    • AZGunslinger

      Answer: Gabby Giffords

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Thanks for making us conservatives look so well balanced….

        • AZGunslinger

          You need a sense of humor. I suggest you go look for one at KMart’s blue light special.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            I have a wonderful one. There was just so little to work with here…

          • AZGunslinger

            Then you should be accustomed to it. I am sure that is a problem you have had in other “parts” of your life.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Oh-ho-ho! I get it! We’re doing middle school “humor” here! That explains why you are so defensive about it, and why I don’t find it funny. Carry on.

          • AZGunslinger

            Middle school “humor”?!?!? That’s funny but you liberals did not consider it to be middle school “humor” when the joke was about Reagan & Brady. You’re just another eloquent example of liberal hypocrisy.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Look, we’re on the same side (see my opening remark…*sigh*), I just commented that your infantile attempt at a joke makes us all look stupider for your efforts. I agree with most of the other stuff you say, but if if makes you feel all awesome and whatnot to push me into your “OGodHeDidntLikeMyStupidJokeHeMustBeLiberal” corner, more power to ya, sport….

          • AZGunslinger

            No, we’re not on the same side. You’re a whiny, sniveling, limp wristed, spineless, RINO. You roll over and pee all over yourself any time a black person/liberal/progressive throws the race card at you or accuses you of being mean spirited. Go all that, skippy?

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            I think I “go all that”. You utterly failed at pigeonholing me as a liberal, so you’ll attempt the RINO gambit. Risky one, Chuckles, but a good one nonetheless.

            Anyway, way to prove me so very wrong on the maturity thing! Almost as good as typing your “joke” so the punchline appears pages above the question. LOL!

            */sarcastic thumbs up*

          • IceColdTroll

            No you are nyah.

          • Insidious

            Infantile humor is the best you can come up with? Good job.

          • AZGunslinger

            Anything more that infantile would be wasted on you leftists.

          • Insidious

            Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you MUST be a leftist, correct? I mean, you call yourself a conservative, but you sure act a lot like a libtard does. Waaa Waaa you don’t agree with me so I am going to call you names. Waaa Waaa

          • AZGunslinger

            Ooooh…. must have hit a nerve with da wittle pinko-commie-jihad-apologist! LOL You liberals never like it when conservatives beat you at your own game of name calling. I realized a long time ago that civility, common sense, and rational debate were wasted on the likes of you libtarded, abortion-loving, gun-grabbing, God-hating, race hustlers.

          • Gary Honeycutt

            If you are old enough to remember, that was originally a liberal joke using Reagan/Brady.

          • AZGunslinger

            It’s lost on him because he is actually liberal.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Yea dude, you’re foaming at the mouth.

          • AZGunslinger

            Bleh! You just us creepy ass crackas!

          • right_on

            Better yet, “The shoppers of K-Mart” on U-tube.

      • Insidious

        Disgusting joke. Just because liberals may have used that joke 30 years ago about Brady, doesn’t make it less disgusting to use it today. I suggest you grow up and find something more meaningful to do with your life other than troll disqus boards.

        • AZGunslinger

          What are you talking about?!?!? Liberals have been USING that joke for 30 years and people like you and Spineless Knuckle Boy didn’t say a single word in protest. So STFU, assclown.

          • Insidious

            People like me? You don’t even know me moron. I protested it then and I am protesting it now. Grow up. Only thing worse than a liberal is a conservative who acts like one.

      • Goodyeargirl

        That’s awful……….. funny lol

  • Summer

    RIP innocent victims.

    • Elaine

      It’s such a sad day for so many families. Makes me sick.

      • AZGunslinger


  • Janice LEE

    Prayers for all the families who lost a loved one.

  • Right Wired

    I don’t see any racist or islam based hate crime with this one guys. He was a computer tech who seemingly lost his job and instead of coping with it like the rest of us, flipped out and started shooting at random.

    Obviously, the destruction of the nuclear family by liberalism caused his indifference to human life, but i would be surprised if he was Muslim or a black panther.

    • Ken Malinak

      Where the Hell are you getting this stuff from, speculation or fact? I am NOT a Liberal, Muslim nor am I a fan of Mr. Obama. but if you do not have the facts stop posting bullshit!

      • Right Wired

        1. Calm down.

        2. It’s not bullshit. What is the source of your outrage?

        3. It’s a logical and rational inference from 15+ years of performing demographic and psychographic analyses of people.

        4. A gun enthusiast forum was able to capture part of his Linkedin profile before it was deleted. . He was a computer tech at a private contractor. He was not a practicing Muslim (hence his name).

        • Right Wired

          Well look at that..I was right.

  • jb80538

    Since he had a record, why was he working in a secure facility?

    • Right Wired

      It’s a misdemeanor..probably never even looked at?

    • Stephen L. Hall

      Don’t know that he has a record . . . so far, just know that he was arrested, not convicted.

    • guest233

      jb could it be because the man was black it was considered racist to inquire about a criminal history?

  • Todd V

    So it begs the question..why was this individual with a violent criminal record hired to work for a civilian contractor in our our country’s most vital military installations?

  • Ronald Green

    The liberals are going to be pissed about this.. well maybe not, the black guy come fo’ justice again’ de white man. Kinda puts a hole in their ‘gun control’ rants tho’. We can’t say anything when the shooter is black, can we?

    • pajamakat

      Nope – not a peep. The MSM is going to drop this story like a hot potato

      • IceColdTroll

        No, they’re gonna spend WEEKS beating their breasts and wringing their hands over the terrible racism this poor man must have suffered to have sent him over the edge like that — a hero of our armed forces and all, you know.

        • Ntr

          Tonight, MSNBC special roundtable report…

      • right_on

        What story? Nothing to see here…just another case of workplace violence…Or…he fought against OVERWHELMING odds against equally armed professionals who NEVER gave him an opportunity to surrender. “They shot him down like a dog,” as Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla), would say.

    • fireandreamitchell

      Maybe this was ‘revenge for Trayvon.’ The media will never tell us if that was the motive.

  • Bob Kennerson

    Truly, we have to put these people down.

  • dawayiseeit

    Oh crap, how will the main stream media spin this CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN already had written it was a right wing tea party type- a loner who lived in his mothers basement and hated black people and democrats- hope this dude worked at the navy yard so we can call it work place violence and crank up the band for gun control.

  • Bob Kennerson

    So sick of these nut jobs taking over our Country, instilling fear in our citizens and then wreaking havoc. Where was the NSA on this guy??????

    • Ronald Green

      Listening in on a ‘Tea Partier”.

    • AZGunslinger

      The NSA is busy spying on white, conservative, straight, christian, former military, pro-small gov’t, and pro-gun rights types. Those are the “real” terrorists.

      • ObamaFail

        And somewhere out there is another person like the Boston Bomber planning an attack that they are ignoring to appear sensitive to minorities.

  • AZGunslinger

    If Obama had a son, he would look like Aaron Alexis.

  • Peacekeeper

    If Obama had a son, he’d look like Aaron Alexis.

  • HLain

    This can not possibly be true. Everyone knows that blacks NEVER commit mass murders. I think he’s been set up just because he’s a poor, downtrodden, black man. Al and Jesse will put stop to this and insure that the whites don’t get away with it.

  • calitexi

    So on friday the Al Qaeda leader guy said it was time to attack the US from inside. I wonder if this guy is linked to them or not?

    • Ntr

      If not linked, he was probably “inspired” by their words.

  • Bill Browne

    somebody with a firearm related crime history. once again, somebody who proves no matter how many gun laws you have, they don’t work without enforcement. how did this guy even get a job on a naval base with a criminal record? another nail in the coffin for law abiding citizens to loose their rights to own firearms.

    • guest233

      Obama proposed a law stating that employers could not look into an applicants criminal history if he were black. Was wondering if the law was actually passed.

      • Bill Browne

        That sounds just stupid, making race based laws. Anyway, there are still several other laws he broke. This was a gun free zone. See how well those signs work!

  • MacIndy

    Oh good, he’s black now they won’t go after our guns.

    • ObamaFail

      No, they will. Because he was black, they’ll blame racism or claim the gun made him do it. Something to make him look like less of a monster.

  • Bob Kennerson

    Pray for the families of those deceased and the survivors who will forever live in fear from this. Workplace violence, terrorism, home invasions, carjackings…all seem so prevalent now. We’ve got to take back our homes and streets from these thugs!!

  • frankieboy1

    could you imagine if the shooter was a white guy from Texas? The MSM would have an orgasm!

    • michael s

      You are aware that the forefather of active shooters was a white guy from Texas. Does the name Charles Whitman ring a bell? Considering 80% of active shooters are white guys, I was surprised when Aaron Alexis turned out to be black.

      • Ronald Green

        You were ‘surprised’ and came up with a bunch of irrelevant liberal crap to excuse your silly liberal talking points and Raaacismmm. Shut up.

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Nothing to see here. Just mikey with another one of his racism rants. So mike, are you ready to tell us how #Eastwooding is racist yet?

      • therantinggeek

        No, you were just *hoping* he was white, but disappointed when that wasn’t the case. 😛

    • Misanthrope

      Lots of “news” outlets are calling him a “Texan” without revealing his race.
      Whatever fits The Narrative…

  • $3838536

    Don’t worry. Piers Morgan & Mark Kelly will have an unbiased report tonight.

  • Viola Martini

    Three words: Gun-Free Zone.

  • Jerry Camp

    Is that a white African-American I see there?

    If not, the story will say he identified as a ‘white African-American’…

  • Ben James

    OK…why not wait until the investigation is completed before releasing names and photos. Any guesses how many times in the past 18 mos that identical practice has yielded less than accurate results?


    Oh, don’t worry. If this guy is a tea party type (especially Christian) etc the news media and administration will make sure everyone knows this as they seek to define the group by the crazy actions of a VERY few… In contrast when it comes to Islamic terrorists the same tactic is avoided and frowned “Islamaphobia”..

  • Misanthrope

    Ah, a black guy. Nothing to see here – just a Local Crime Story (TM).

  • WhoDat

    People are dead and all people in these comments can seem do is make connections to Zimmerman and are making racist comments.

    You people are sick.

    • liberalssuck

      Actually we are realist. We understand bad evil men will do this. What we do not understand is how supposedly thinking beings say a gun free zone works when all the mass shooting happen where. Also from what I understand there was security yet he was able to carry out this horrible deed. Now we are very sad to see sheep to the slaughter. That is what sickens us most.

      • guest233

        That’s right! No guns were allowed in the navy yard. Having our guns taken away means we are defenseless against those who wish us harm.Had someone had a weapon perhaps there would be fewer dead.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      Here, have a kleenex…

    • Electradivine


  • VietVET

    holy shit another one of Obma’s sons gone bad!!!!

  • AZGunslinger

    Any word on him converting to Islam while he was in prison or joining the New Black Panthers?

    • guest233

      Thank goodness for people like you..your awake and that should be everyones question about the shooter!

  • VietVET

    If the Navy kicked this scumbag coward out in 2011…..someone has some explaining to do how he comes back as a civilian contractor on a Navy Base!!!!!

    • Kimmy84

      He stole an ID from someone else

      • dagnytaggart

        Yes he did do that, but he also was a current civilian contractor according to reports.

  • RememberSekhmet

    I think this is close to ruling out a psychotic whose tinfoil hat spring a leak. Anybody sick enough to do this, and reach the age of 34 outside of some kind of confinement, would have had too extensive a mental health history to have landed the contractor job. This is disgruntlement or political.

  • Flax Seed

    If Obama had a son…

  • TomJB

    @chris cuomo, who seems confused that he would do it after getting awards for national defense and anti terrorism. Seeing for about a decade those 2 medals were given as soon as training was complete just for being in the armed services during that time… Fact checkers untie!!!

    • vetgal1970

      Thank you, my reaction was much the same as yours. I have a feeling they will try to move this towards a PTSD conversation, which may be needed, but not necessarily in this situation. Very tired of ‘journalists’ who don’t know what they are talking about, not hard to figure out how much of America also ends up not knowing or with a completely wrong idea about things.

  • Rulz

    So is he going to be branded a “white” African-American?

  • Joe W.

    Makes me really wonder how secure we really are, if a loon can get on a Naval Yard in the nation’s capitol and murder a dozen people before anyone can get him. All the more reason for law abiding citizens to keep themselves safely armed.

  • MaxVoltz

    Hasn’t anyone learned yet? Keep guns away from Democrats for cryin’ out loud!

  • guest233

    Thank you Eric Holder for fomenting race divisions among americans..isn’t that what you intended when you claimed ‘whites haven’t suffered enough’?Was this jihad or the black panthers claiming all non-blacks must die?

    • Ntr

      Most of all thank the white liberals trying to make strides off of cultivating civil divisions.

  • Still Determined

    Hope he had his Concealed Carry Permit on him – otherwise he could be in trouble!

  • right_on

    Only in Obamaland does someone with a (reported) criminal record get a government job…that doesn’t seem to work out for them…or us. Plus, reporting that this was a man of African-American descent, is RACIST!
    I know, he probably had a “real” grievance against the white, military-industrial complex, wasn’t a radical, and was only killing to right some wrongs inflicted upon his “people.” Let’s not forget also that we need stricter gun control on military bases, especially in the already strict environment of Washington, D.C.

  • right_on

    What we won’t hear:

    He just found out his hours were cut below 30 hrs. a week, and because of his pre-existing condition (mental instability or criminal insanity) he would not get ObamaCare.
    Hey, if the LSM can do it…..

  • WeNeedWisdom

    So much for the theory of blacks never committing mass murder.

    • UtahJack

      Last massacre in the DC area was by a black man and a boy, one at a time over weeks. No significance in color as the population of the area is mostly Black Americans. This fellow probably should not have been out of prison for previous gun offenses. It is a shame for him who could have done better but a tragedy for his victims and we who have to stand around helpless to get early control over those who have this violent streak.

  • snyper77

  • michael s

    At least this act of terrorism is over. I was surprised when I saw Aaron, because 80% of active shooters are white guys . He didn’t fit the profile of the typical active shooter.

    • ObamaFail

      Oh yeah, Nidal Hissan was totally white. Let’s ignore the fact that he was doing it for Allah. And let’s make this about race. You’re truly pathetic.

      • unknown

        Don’t forget John Muhammad was totally white.

      • michael s

        Dozens ofcomments were racial before i made any statement and you were silent. Be consistent or be quiet.

        • Ronald Green

          How difficult is it for you to take your foot out of your mouth… every day?

    • MarcusFenix

      What if he was Obama’s “typical white person”. Would that have somehow made it ok?


  • Guest

    Fox News is reporting something is happening at the WH….

    • ObamaFail

      Turns out it was fire crackers. But don’t worry, the libs will still make it a race issue and still blame the NRA.

  • right_on

    The press reporting the shooter is a former “decorated” member of the Navy. Both medals he “earned” were only for serving in the military, not for combat service, nor meritorious service. IDK…is the press trying to make him sound like a heroic American? Either that, or they are trying to equivocate service, with the murderous actions of this coward.

    • vetgal1970

      I think option number 2.

  • Diane

    Wait….he’s black??? Naaahhhh….can’t be.

  • Guest

    This is the problem with what the Anti Gun idiots don’t see. He’s had 2 previous gun incidents, 1 questionable and 1 very guilty yet he’s still on the streets and he was allowed to work for the GOVERNMENT! Gee… Pass all the laws you want but if there aren’t consequences then who cares?

    • AZGunslinger

      Where else do you expect a person with gun convictions to get a job than the government????? Who the else would hire him? I guess the US Postal Service met their quota.

  • Caves45

    I hate to break it to the news media but that man is not call Caucasian

  • socalcon

    ‘shooter previously arrested for anger fueled shooting in Washington State! ”
    um, the government would of had this info. How’d he get clearance to be a contractor?
    Follow up- that contracting company wouldn’t have been Booz Allen (Snowden’s employer) , would it?

    • socalcon

      Not making the point they hired this guy– just there was lack of security at the Navy Yard and in the Snowden case.

    • vetgal1970

      If you note, the previous arrest occurred well before he was even in the Navy. What precisely ARE the standards for enlisting these days?

  • andycanuck

    “Received awards for work against terrorism and for national defense.”
    No. He had two general service medals that literally everyone gets.

  • An American Veteran

    As a retired Navy man the Navy needs to get its dang act together, every base in my area is guarded by rent-a-cops and the Navy personnel on some of these bases are not trained in the use of a firearm properly. I was one of the lucky ones when I was in, I was trained with many types of firearms but the vast majority of active duty Navy personnel are not. This compounds the problem when you have inadequate resources in place to inspect I.D.’s of people coming and going on base or even inspecting the vehicles. The Navy dropped the ball on this big time!!! How do you let someone like this ex reservist who was booted out with a General Discharge and a history of violence and behavioral problems get a job as a contractor on base!!! I mean WTF!! Who the hell is checking the backgrounds of these people? I know the DC Navy Yard like the back of my hand, I have worked with NAVSEA for a long long time when I was in this is a huge breach in security someone needs to answer for this and heads need to roll.

    • Roto

      Our Navy base (NAVAIR tenant) stopped using contractor sentries about 2007 after the Fort Dix attack. MAs, DOD police, and NCIS guard the base. CSS still does the pass paperwork since it’s cheaper. He might not have had to put the arrests on his SF86, depending on how the question was worded, since no cases were brought. So OPM would not have seen it during their investigation. He had a valid CAC card to get on base, since he worked at the Navy Yard. If they did a 100% vehicle check everyday, like they do IDs, nobody would get to work. And Greta Van Susteren needs to learn that contractors can’t grant their own clearances. :rolleyes:

      • An American Veteran

        I understand your point but the fact remains that this person was booted out of the reserves because of behavioral problems and violence but yet was still able to get a clearance and work as a contractor for the Navy.

  • johnmully

    3 shooters, goes to 2, next we will be told he was lone gunman! He allegedly used another’s id. Oh and the Naval yards apparently had done a mass shooting drill back in feb/mar! And everybody can see an identify the AR-15! Smells suspicious like Sandy Hook! Meanwhile France is saying that Syria used chems all the while Assaad claims US and rebels used the chems and will continue to bomb parts of Europe to make him look guilty.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    So when he shot, did he yell, ‘I hate whitey’ or was it ‘allah akbar’?

  • Guest

    I thought only white guys committed Mass shootings? At least that’s what the media told me.

    • unknown

      Was he part of the Black NRA that Sarah Silverman advocated?

    • AZGunslinger

      Typically speaking, blacks are pretty good about keeping it in their own “hoods”.

  • conservativemomma

    I just went and re watched Homeland security’s video “Run Hide fight” Pathetic…we now expect the US military to run and hide and as a last resort make an “improvised” weapon!!! I was on another board posting and a long time military woman collecting a fat check thought that was just fine. Why do we stand for this? Would the Obama’s be fine with their secret service protecting their children to be unarmed?

    • AZGunslinger

      I guess with all of the “sequester cuts” there were not nearly enough staplers laying around for the victims to throw at the shooter.

  • John Howard

    And not one reporter referring to him as a dark-skinned non-Hispanic. Go figure.

    • Jeremy


  • descolada9

    Whoa, our first Buddhist shooter. Will wonders never cease. “Fuel-raged blackout…” Yeah, no warning signs here.

  • Jack Deth

    When and how does one “clean” a firearm with a round in the chamber?!!!

    My guess is that it was a failed, alcohol and guilt induced suicide attempt.

    I guess that bullet someone was carrying for him finally caught up with him.

  • Damien Johnson

    I told myself not to come to twitchy today because I din’t think bad news will help me while I’m sick. Turns out there was another shooting. Of course.

    • RememberSekhmet

      Get better soon!

  • gregz

    What happened to the Syria mess? Not important that 1400 civilians and “children” were gassed? Off the government controlled media just like the Clinton scandals in the 90’s. The Democrats really know how to “snow” the masses. We will soon know that this black person really is white, or wanted to be white, because he is an undercover Tea Party Conservative, and it’s Bushes’ fault.

  • Dennis the Dreamer

    Another Obama sons look alike.

  • cscape

    There hasn’t been any mention (that i could find) regarding the race of the victims… IF it were to turn out that all the victims were “other than blacks”, could this be considered a “hate crime”?…. Wouldn’t it, if the perp were WHITE and he had cherry picked only BLACK victims? (just a theory looking for a motive)

  • [email protected]

    only good thing is that he is dead

  • Jay McHue

    Uh-oh. He’s black. Watch the media sweep this story under the nearest rug as soon as they possibly can.

    • therantinggeek

      They’re already trying to spin it in the best light possible. #nosurprise

  • BO_stinks

    Trayvon all ‘growed’ up