“A U.S. official says the gunman in the shootings in Tennessee has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. He was believed to have been born in Kuwait, and it was unclear whether he was a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing, sensitive investigation.” According to the New York Times, “Law enforcement officials said that Mr. Abdulazeez had not been under investigation by the F.B.I. but that analysts and agents were combing files for any possible evidence that he had ties to a foreign terrorist group.” He was reportedly shot and killed by a police officer . . .
Comments regarding the irony of the ‘no guns allowed’ sign in the photo above surrounded by bullet holes at one of the shooting scenes have been conspicuous by their absence in media coverage of what’s been termed a domestic terror attack.
How many more US servicemen and women will need to die in places like Fort Hood, the Washington Navy Yard and now at two retail recruiting locations in Anytown, USA before they’re allowed to carry sidearms and defend themselves? Or will this too be sloughed off as just another unfortunate instance of “workplace violence?”