This is very scary. A friend of mine works at the Navy Yard and just reported it on FB that they're all on lockdown. I am really happy my dad is just coming back from a trip this morning, because he is a contractor at the Pentagon, but being former Navy, does a lot at the Navy Yard and NAVSEA.
UGH. My brother is a cop and filling us in on this story. Apparently 2 police officers have been shot, 5 workers, and 1 random person was shot on the street. Some people are being released from the Navy Yard now.
Post by Velar Fricative on Sept 16, 2013 9:39:57 GMT -5
I know. There's still a lot of chaos and I'm seeing a lot of different reports now. I always tell myself not to believe everything I read right away when there's breaking news like this but it's so hard not to do that!
Shitty security. CNN was reporting that it was unknown how the gunman got past.
I have authorized access to the AFB where my H works, but most of the time they glance at my spouse ID for about half a second and say "OK, have a nice day" and I'm just like "Really? That's it?"
I mean, I'm certainly not asking for a TSA-esque patdown or any of that extreme abuse, but I do wonder why, especially after what happened on that Army base in Texas, they don't want to look inside of my vehicle for firearms. That's a security measure I'd consider reasonable.
you basically walk right in. they check IDs but anyone can get in really. there's a great museum and a ship you can tour, we used to take school groups there all the time. i've taken my family there too.