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Aaron Alexis

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  • Why did the Ft. Hood gunman do it? Because a gun-crazy country let him

    Why did the Ft. Hood gunman do it? Because a gun-crazy country let him
    Forgive the cynicism, but really, who cares why Army Spec. Ivan Lopez took a gun and killed three people and wounded 16 others at Ft. Hood, Texas, on Wednesday? Thursday’s stories were filled with details about Lopez and his rampage: He was...
  • Civilian seizes gun, shoots sailor at Virginia naval station; 2 dead

    A civilian shot a sailor to death aboard a destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, then was killed by security officials, authorities said Tuesday. The suspect had permission to be on base, but it was unclear whether he had permission to...
  • Starbucks CEO to customers: No guns in stores ... please

    Starbucks CEO to customers: No guns in stores ... please
    In a letter to customers, Starbucks Corp.'s chief executive said he is "respectfully requesting" that customers not bring guns into his stores.  The letter by Howard Schultz comes two days after Aaron Alexis, a Navy contractor, killed 12 people in a...
  • Texas low on lethal drug, has no plans to change executions

    Texas appears to be running out of the drug used to execute prisoners in what has become the most active death penalty state in the country, but officials said this week they have no plans to change execution methods. "We have not changed our current...
  • Aaron Alexis began Navy Yard shooting with shotgun, then obtained pistol

    Aaron Alexis began Navy Yard shooting with shotgun, then obtained pistol
    Aaron Alexis, the gunman at the historic Washington Navy Yard, entered the base armed with only a shotgun then apparently “gained access” to a handgun after he began shooting, eventually killing 12 people, the FBI agent in charge of the...
  • Trivializing peace

    What goes around comes around . . . and around, and around. Last month, the day after I left Santa Rosa, Calif., a 13-year-old boy carrying a toy replica of an AK-47 was shot and killed on the outskirts of that town by a Sonoma County deputy sheriff with...
  • Could A Background Check Have Stopped This Massacre?

    When reports of a mass shooting reached officials in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Senate buildings were among those locked down. Let's hope the irony wasn't lost on their occupants. Another mass shooting. More people suffering. At this writing we know...
  • Navy Yard shooting near U.S. Capitol unlikely to spur new gun laws

    Navy Yard shooting near U.S. Capitol unlikely to spur new gun laws
    WASHINGTON – A leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued earlier this month that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited one “inevitable fact” as proof. “There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens,...
  • The Law That Could Fix Mental Health Care

    In the wake of gun violence such as occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, commissions are organized. Rarely, however, are meaningful reforms proposed. Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Tim Murphy, R-Pa., is a...
  • Washington gunman Aaron Alexis wanted to return to Navy

    Washington gunman Aaron Alexis wanted to return to Navy
    WASHINGTON -- The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday had been hoping to get back into the Navy but was "experiencing problems" with officials at the base and at his contracting firm, a federal official said. Aaron Alexis...
  • Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation

    Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation
    WASHINGTON — This month, a leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited an "inevitable fact" as proof. "There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens, members of Congress will...
  • Letters: Gun trouble in America

    Letters: Gun trouble in America
    Re "13 dead in D.C. shooting," Sept. 17 For too long we have allowed the gun lobby to set our national gun policy. It has been a perilous experiment that has cost American lives, including 12 innocents at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. The gun...