It appears there is no end in sight to unanticipated tragic mass shootings across the United States. Most recently the nation has been put in shock by a DC Navy yard shooting. Al Jazeera has reported on Sept. 17, 2013, "Investigators seek motive in deadly DC Navy Yard shooting." Investigators have been looking into how former U.S. Navy reservist Aaron Alexis was able to get clearance to enter the Washington Navy Yard, where police have said he killed 12 people on Monday.
Alexis was killed during the shooting spree, therefore leaving his motive in the killing rampage a mystery. The FBI believes Alexis entered Building 197 at the Navy facility in possession of a valid pass while he was carrying a shotgun which he legally bought. The FBI also said they think Alexis obtained a handgun once he was inside the facility. It is believed Alexis wanted to file an harassment report, and feels he was being badgered with energy weapons.
The Washington Post has reported, "D.C. Navy Yard gun attack kills 12, injures 8." The FBI says the shooter was 34 year old Aaron Alexis, who in 2011 was discharged from the Navy Reserve. In 2004 he was arrested, but not charged, with a gun incident in Seattle. Alexis had a security clearance with a military contractor which allowed him access to the Navy Yard.
It has been alleged Alexis had mental health issues, even though in this troubled cyber warfare era it is not impossible that the phenomenon of energy weapons being used for surveillance actually exists. However, even if such alleged badgering were for real and not imagined, there remains no excuse for such a cowardly vigilante act which has left innocent people injured and dead.
In a civilized democratic system when people have grievances against the government and other parties, clearly they should instead turn to a free press to air their concerns and fight for a fair day in court until the bitter end. In an Internet era in particular, anyone who is literate can exercise the right to become a freelance journalist if they desire to do so.