Where should the story begin? The politics of this story include how well homeland security, law enforcement, and military security are working to prevent mass gun shootings. Step up another level, it is about the extent to which Congress is addressing the problem of guns in America.
List of possible leads:
a. Heavily armed Aaron Alexis (Ft. Worth, TX), the killer who is dead
b. Weak security let a guy carrying three guns and ammo onto the post and into the office of the command headquarters.
c. Search for accomplices.
d. Aaron Alexis served in the military and as a veteran according to his mother who claims she hasn't seen him for years.
e. The motive
f. Dangerous Southeast DC
The chief medical officer at the trauma hospital expressed her exasperation that she sees these types of incidents every day. That brings the story back to the problem of guns in America. It completes the circle back to Capitol Hill where Congress remains dysfunctional and cannot hear 90% of Americans who expressed the need for tighter gun control.
We’ll see where this story leads as the information trickles out about 13 innocent victims.