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Kuwaiti Born Gunman Killed Four Marines in Tennessee by The Elephant's Child

Today, a gunman identified by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez killed four Marines at a Naval facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A few minutes earlier Abdulazeez hadsho222oter_345.jpg.cms opened fire at an Armed Forces Career Center, but failed to kill anyone there, a few miles away at a Naval and Marine Reserve Center at the Chattanooga Riverpark, four Marines and one police officer were shot. The killer was killed by police.

A Senior FBI official said the shooting did not initially appear to be related to any international terrorist group.

Abdulazeez had just graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in electrical engineering. He was born in Kuwait. That’s about all we know.

The saddest part of the story is that the facilities were designated as “Gun Free Zones.” The Marines had no way to defend themselves. The current administration has a peculiar relationship with guns. They want to disarm the military because the guns might make them look scary, or authoritarian, or mean. Their timid Rules of Engagement have sacrificed a lot of lives because of their hangups.

I believe it was the Clinton administration that banned weapons being carried on Military reservations, like Fort Hood.


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