Apparently scumbag bought a Remington 870 after he test-fired an AR-15. He liked the AR, but was precluded from buying it as he was not a Virginia resident.
Lots of folks say he took Joe Biden’s advice and went with the shotgun. A shotgun, loaded with buckshot, is a fearsome weapon. Apparently scumbag stood in a place where he could look down on an atrium full of people and blast away. With a shotgun, precise aiming isn’t necessary and this perhaps explains the large number of fatalities.
We’re also seeing that the entire episode lasted 30 minutes or more.
When seconds count, the police are minutes away.
Security at the facility was fairly lax, without metal detectors and all that. We bet that has already changed, much to everyone’s inconvenience as all a bad guy needs to do is pop the security guard and it’s open season on the disarmed victims in waiting inside.
He went into a restroom and assembled the shotgun, which he carried into the facility broken down.
From there, he killed a guard and started shooting.
Actually, he killed the guard, took the guard’s gun and ammo. A twofer actually.
The facility was a “gun free zone”.
One man said his son and the son’s friends were armed, but had no ammunition.
“My son was at Marine Barracks — at the Navy Yard yesterday – and they had weapons with them, but they didn’t have ammunition. And they said, ‘We were trained, and if we had the ammunition, we could’ve cleared that building.’ Only three people had been shot at that time, and they could’ve stopped the rest of it.”
Of course, the AR-15 was denigrated.
And there was one fatality that was killed by rounds from an AR-15.
That would be the scumbag glory killer. Killed by good guys with guns – specifically AR-15s.
We know scumbag was a fan of Barack Hussein Obama. He was a liberal Democrat.
The scumbag blamed racism for his own shortcomings, instead of looking into the mirror.
He also felt racially discriminated against, and believed he had been financially “screwed” over a contracting job in Japan at the end of last year, friends said.
“He never got angry with us. He was always very nice to us. He had a couple of issues with being black. He felt he hadn’t been treated right, not by the Navy, just generally. He didn’t have a lot of friends – me, my wife and family, and people from temple.”
He also had an unhealthy addiction to video games.
The Washington Navy Yard gunman [scumbag’s name redacted] played violent video games including Call of Duty for up to 16 hours at a time and friends believe it could have pushed him towards becoming a mass murderer.