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Report No AR-15 involved; shotgun, 2 handguns

Posted By admin On September 17, 2013 @ 11:19 am In Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Ben Brumfield
CNN [1]
September 16, 2013

It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it briefly returned to the spotlight after Monday’s shooting at the Navy Yard: the AR-15.

A U.S. law enforcement official said Monday that gunman Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of bullets using an AR-15, a rifle and a semi-automatic handgun. Authorities believed the AR-15 was used for most of the shooting, the official said. The news prompted Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of the strongest proponents of a ban on assault weapons like the AR-15, to issue a statement the same day asking, “When will enough be enough?”

However, federal law enforcement sources told CNN Tuesday that authorities have recovered three weapons from the scene of the mass shooting, including one — a shotgun — that investigators believe Alexis brought in to the compound. The other two weapons, which sources say were handguns, may have been taken from guards at the Navy complex.

The sources, who have detailed knowledge of the investigation, cautioned that initial information that an AR-15 was used in the shootings may have been incorrect. It is believed that Alexis had rented an AR-15, but returned it before Monday morning’s shootings. Authorities are still investigating precisely how many weapons Alexis had access to and when.

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[1] CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/17/us/ar-15-gun-debate/?hpt=hp_t1

[2] Feinstein calls for new gun control laws again after Navy Yard shooting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feinstein-calls-for-new-gun-control-laws-again-after-navy-yard-shooting.html

[3] Washington navy yard gunman ‘obsessed with violent video games’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/washington-navy-yard-gunman-obsessed-with-violent-video-games.html

[4] Report: Russia involved in downing of Turkish jet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-russia-involved-in-downing-of-turkish-jet.html

[5] DHS internal report: Navy Yard shooting has ‘no known connection to terrorism’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-internal-report-navy-yard-shooting-has-no-known-connection-to-terrorism.html

[6] Washington Shooting Suspect Was HP Contractor Upgrading Navy, Marine Equipment: http://www.prisonplanet.com/washington-shooting-suspect-was-hp-contractor-upgrading-navy-marine-equipment.html

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