FBI: Navy Yard gunman left note saying bombardment with radio waves drove him to kill

  • Article by: ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 26, 2013 - 6:24 AM

WASHINGTON — Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis left a note saying he was driven to kill by months of bombardment with extremely low-frequency radio waves, the FBI said Wednesday in a disclosure that explains the phrase he etched on his shotgun: "My ELF Weapon!"

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SwiftBoatSep. 25, 13 3:36 PM

Our government let us down. This is not about more gun control.

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nrabadSep. 25, 13 6:30 PM

He had two arrests from being irresponsible with a gun but the system that was setup by the gun lobby still lets him go out a buy another one legally. But it has nothing to do about guns, only the person. When you add the two together we have a major problem. We have to deal with both sides to this problem, not just one! How many more times are we going to make the same mistakes and still do nothing about it? Will we ever learn? Tell congress to get a spine!

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mmediaSep. 25, 13 6:32 PM

I am very bothered that an insane person, like him, can legally purchase weapons.

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A440Sep. 25, 13 6:50 PM

Defensless people, against a lunatic. Another demonstration how people should be allowed to defend themselves rather than cower and hide. How did a DoD installation lack the ability to resist this guy for over an hour?

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bgmach3Sep. 25, 13 6:56 PM

Ok, I always hear after the fact how hard people work that are in the professions and positions to monitor this type of person and prior events that led to this tragedy and other professions for that matter. I don't want to hear about how hard you think you work. Framing a house in 100 degree heat, digging a ditch for a water or sewer line, attending to crops with hand tools and or farm equipment, shoveling manure, dealing with unhappy people at a return counter, dealing with kids that don't have a clue as to what respect for adults is about, keeping precision equipment running and producing exact to dimension components, monitoring or being involved in a surgery, dealing with a patient and or their relatives when a patient is in need of care, and the list goes on and on and on. These things are work. But, coming to a job, wondering who brought in rolls from the nearby gas station or bakery or brownies from home, talking about your fantasy football picks, then looking for that 5 o'clock is NOT WORK!. Do your job to where it actually stresses you out.....maybe DAILY! Use your head, sit back, look and actually understand the reports and paperwork that are in front of you. Don't pass them off until you have your common sense gut feeling questions answered. And if you have that feeling, SAY SOMETHING! And if your superior doesn't want to listen, again do your job and go over their head. Maybe they shouldn't be in those positions. In other words, WAKE UP! Don't talk about how hard you've worked until you know in your heart you have actually put in a day you can be proud of. And that workout or shower is actually a stress reliever.

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cartoonconnSep. 25, 13 7:52 PM

This guy was bonkers. He shouldn't have been allowed in. People didn't do their jobs. They are responsible. End of story.

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jugglerSep. 25, 13 8:10 PM

Privacy laws prevent reporting mental health issues to prevent the mentally ill from buying a gun. Next, most people need to learn why we are not allowed to just put people in mental health institutions to treat them. The ACLU and others sued and won thus forcing a system upon us that makes it next to impossible to commit a person for treatment. Even though they are mentally ill their civil rights prevent us from helping them without their consent. That was the whole premise of the 1975, O'Connor v. Donaldson, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The Court ruled that a person cannot be involuntarily committed unless we can prove they are dangerous. So we must be able to prove that in the future a person will become dangerous. The only way this works is AFTER a person has already proven to be dangerous and harmed someone. Beyond that we are not allowed to force treatment on anyone. We cannot force a person getting treatment to keep taking their meds. There isn't much we are legally allowed to do with a mentally ill person.

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peanutmanSep. 25, 13 9:04 PM

Swiftboat, a440, juggler, et. al. Once again, These stories ARE all about too many guns, too easy to get them, no background checks, no accountability. Just 3rd world thinking that has been thrust upon our legislators by the NRA and it's republican minions.

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cman2500Sep. 25, 13 9:06 PM

They can't even get background checks right on high level security clearance. What are the chances they can properly execute, enforce and prosecute denials on "universal background checks" on any level? Zero, we already know that.

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nrabadSep. 25, 13 9:22 PM

We are all responsible for letting this country be so stupid when it comes to gun laws. This comes from a gun owner thats had enough of irresponsible gun handling in this country. Lets get some gun sense!

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