Not much to say about the Fort Hood shooting, the media has covered it extensively, except personal feeling of sadness and wondering what is going on with Fort Hood. What is going on in the US Army? Other armed forces personnel have not been involved in such heinous acts. This is beyond unsettling for those living in and around that US Army base. In 2009, an officer who was a supporter of the Islamic Jihad movement killed 13 people and wounded others. He now sits on death row waiting to be executed.
When the US Army placed this man in a status of mental health treatment, they should have sent word to the FBI center that handles background checks. Thus, when the shooter went to the local gun store, ironically the same one the soldier that committed the previous heinous act had purchased his firearm, there would have been a red flag and denial to purchase a firearm. The gun dealer then could offer the person the forms to fill out to appeal the background result, if wishing to do so.
On April 3rd, Harry Reid, the Progressive senator from Nevada, spoke to reporters stating that the gun control push should be revived – naturally. No mention that the background check did not reveal that Lopez was undergoing mental illness treatment and/or evaluation. So how can firearms or even the dealer can be blamed for what Lopez did and blaming Lopez instead of an inanimate object?
Reid did say to The Washington Post: