Friday, April 04, 2014

Fort Hood is still a "gun-free zone"

One day after the FBI called off a search for suspect thought to be planning a Fort Hood-like attack, another man actually did commit murder at Fort Hood. Again. Late Wednesday afternoon, Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire killing three people and wounding several more before killing himself when confronted by law enforcement. The cause is not yet clear, though Lopez was being treated for "behavioral and mental health issues" and undergoing evaluation for PTSD after serving in Iraq. He was from Puerto Rico, and there does not appear to be a terrorism element, though it hasn't been ruled out.
In November 2009, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 14 people, including an unborn child, at Fort Hood. His attack was clearly motivated by his Islamic beliefs.

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