And thanks to those who ignored prior behavioral warning signs, Ft. Hood and the Navy Yard turned into killing fields.
There were 13 dead and 32 wounded at Ft, Hood and 12 dead and 8 wounded at the Navy Yard.
As the usual suspects call for stricter gun control, the fact remains that a gunman with two prior gun-crime arrests entered a secure military facility with a stolen ID and found no one able to shoot back.
It was Fort Hood all over again. Aaron Alexis (lower photo), a gunman whose prior behavioral warning signs were ignored, opens fire in an installation belonging to the most powerful military on Earth and those who protect our nation and design our weapons are not allowed to have a weapon to defend themselves.
Aaron Alexis was the only person armed when he killed 12 people.
This illustrates the big flaw in any proposed gun law. When guns are outlawed the bad guys will still find ways to obtain guns.
No one on a military base is permitted to carry weapons, thanks to former President Bill Clinton.
In 1993 the president issued orders that barred members of the military and their civilian contractors from carrying personal firearms on base. Even officers were disarmed under the law.