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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:15

At least one shot at US Navy base in Washington

 

A gunman has shot at least one person at the Washington Navy Yard, a naval installation in the US capital, say officials.

 

The US Navy confirmed police had entered the building in search of a gunman, after at least three shots were fired at 08:20 local time (13:20 GMT).

 

At least one person was injured, the Navy said.

 

Personnel at the base have been ordered to "shelter in place", the Navy said.

 

The US Navy said shots were reported to have been fired at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters at the yard in south-east Washington DC.

 

Dozens of emergency vehicles have converged on the site.

 

As many as 3,000 people work at the command, which engineers, purchases, builds and maintains ships and submarines for the Navy.

 

The Washington Navy Yard is the US Navy's oldest shore installation, first opened in the early 19th Century, according to the Navy.

 

Source: BBC News




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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:21

Yep, watching it on the news. I'ts still an on going situation. But this begs to question, how? That place has tight security (or was suppose to). You can't just walk in there randomly. They have guard posts,camera's and security around the building. You have to have an I.D to get in as well.
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:38

Yep, watching it on the news. I'ts still an on going situation. But this begs to question, how? That place has tight security (or was suppose to). You can't just walk in there randomly. They have guard posts,camera's and security around the building. You have to have an I.D to get in as well.
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maybe it's a soldier....



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:39

maybe it's a soldier....

I think in some cases you can't even have weapons.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:42

maybe it's a soldier....

Has to to be a soldier as building 197 is the Command Headquarters building. So probably means its a inside job most likely.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:43

I think in some cases you can't even have weapons.

 

It's a navy base, plenty of them around.  Something similar happened a few years ago on a UK Navy Submarine a navy officer shot some fellow officers.  ###### like this can happen unfortunately.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:47

It's a navy base, plenty of them around.  Something similar happened a few years ago on a UK Navy Submarine a navy officer shot some fellow officers.  **** like this can happen unfortunately.

Yeah but what im saying is not everyone can have a weapon.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:50

If only those people were armed, they could've defended themselves!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:55

Call in the Navy Seals!



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:55

If only those people were armed, they could've defended themselves!

:p

But arming people isn't any good without training.... oh wait.  :laugh:



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:55

If only those people were armed, they could've defended themselves!
:p

Call in the Navy Seals!

But arming people isn't any good without training.... oh wait.  :laugh:


Oh look the peanut gallery just chimed in.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 14:13

Yeah but what im saying is not everyone can have a weapon.

If only those people were armed, they could've defended themselves!

I was actually half serious. During the school shootings, people were screaming about how if the teachers/students were armed, they would've ended quickly.

 

If it makes sense to have guns at schools, why not at a Navy base?



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 14:16

People thinking everyone on a Navy Base is armed or something? Unless you're base security on duty you're not even allowed to carry a pocket knife.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 14:25

If only those people were armed, they could've defended themselves!

:p

 

 

But arming people isn't any good without training.... oh wait.  :laugh:

 

Yet you opine that the only armed people on the planet should be military and police because they have training. Make up your mind man.

 

I was actually half serious. During the school shootings, people were screaming about how if the teachers/students were armed, they would've ended quickly.

 

If it makes sense to have guns at schools, why not at a Navy base?

 

Most personnel on stateside bases especially are not armed, usually only MP's, thats the reason things like this can happen, the gunman knows he will be in a place where he can shoot without reprisal, if he knew he was going into an area where potentially every individual can respond with equal force, it would at least make him think twice.

 

We will need to wait and see, but its possible (likely even?) it is an MP I would guess.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 14:32

Yet you opine that the only armed people on the planet should be military and police because they have training. Make up your mind man.

Actually, I'm a supporter of restricted firearms ownership - not banning them altogether. As I've said many times before, I have several shotguns on the property and occasionally go out shooting rabbits. I also used to be a member of my local shooting range. But I am strongly against firearms being carried in public and consider handguns an unacceptable risk, as they are too easy to conceal. As for the police, I support specialist firearms units but am against the routine arming of the police.