Dem Strategist Pushes Gun Control, Claiming Armed Navy Yard Personnel ‘Just Stood Around And Watched’ As Massacre Unfolded

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A Democratic strategist said in a recent MSNBC interview that guns rights activists are wrong in claiming that if more people were carrying guns, mass shooters would be stopped more quickly.

Strategist Steven McMahon said, contrary to the National Rifle Associations’ assertion that the Washington Navy Yard shooting site wasn’t sufficiently secured, that there were plenty of Navy personnel with guns on the base. But, McMahon insisted, they just “stood around and watched” during the massacre.

“Wayne LaPierre talked about mental health; I think he ought to perhaps have — think a little bit more about that himself,” McMahon said.

“If he’s suggesting that there weren’t guns in the Navy Yard when this gunman walked in and shot 13 people, he’s crazy,” he continued. “There were guns everywhere.”

“This person walked in with an assault weapon and was able to get off enough rounds to kill 12 people instantly, or nearly instantly,” McMahon added. “Everybody with the guns stood around and watched, or apparently were unable to stop him.”

“The guns were present. It was a Navy facility,” he said. “It’s ridiculous.”

Of course, Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis didn’t have an assault weapon. The guns recovered, according to CNN, were a Remington Model 870 shotgun and two handguns.

Furthermore, guns are already banned in Washington, D.C., and on the grounds of the Navy Yard (per a February 25, 1992 Department of Defense directive, put in place under the Administration of George H.W. Bush, prohibiting most personnel on military bases from carrying loaded firearms), which is why Alexis was able to kill 12 and injure 14 before he died.

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  • JimH

    If the truth won’t work, lie through your teeth.
    You can do that on BSDNC if it follows their agenda too.
    Who was the “unarmed” person who finally stopped the shooter? Oh, wait. That’s right. Never mind.
    And about those “assault” weapons? Oops, caught in another lie.
    Mr. McMahon, Do you have any of this story right?

    • chocopot

      He will not have to correct his lie nor apologize for it since the media will never reveal that he lied, not do they care since they are on board with the Leftist agenda espoused by the Communist – er, I mean Democratic – Party.

      • Adolf Schmidt

        Remember the days when a news station or paper would issue a retraction for broadcasting false information! Those were the days when good, honest, hard working people out numbered criminal, and or wards of the state, aka.. liberals!

        • JimH

          Not to worry. On BSDNC, he only had six viewers.
          One was his Mom, who washed his mouth out with sope for telling lies.

  • Elvis Presley

    It wasn’t an assault weapon, and yes there were people with guns, but they had to be unloaded. All these shootings were in gunfree zones, even the college shootings.

    • liz

      These killers are cowards, they would not attempt these crimes if the opposition is armed with loaded weapons.

    • CSN

      Hi Elvis…I always knew you were a nice guy. Glad you’re on this page.

    • chocopot

      All true, but as I stated above, you will never hear the truth from any Democrat or from the lying media.

  • Fred Mueller

    As usual, lying liberals twist a situation around to try to make their skewed reasoning sound reasonable! If armed Navy Yard personnel “just stood around and watched,” that’s all the MORE reason why all those being shot at should have been allowed to carry a firearm for protection! How would disarming the rest of the country stop a lunatic from shooting those people? THINK, America! You are being lied to on a regular basis by liberal leaders in BOTH major parties!

    • liz

      Also if the weapons had no ammunition in them what were they to do, throw them at the shooter. Apparently the shooter knew they had no ammunition in their weapons or he would not have attempted the killings. Killers don’t approach people they know will kill them unless they are drive by’s.

    • leo_rochester-MI

      I really think these liberals should all some day be in that same situation, as sitting ducks in a shhot out. I am sure that for a momment they will wish to have a gun, right before the lunatic (9 out of 10 times a liberal, many times a crook, God denier communis _ tor islamic terrorist) blows their heads off.
      That will happen, some day, and the liberal scum will for that split of second realize that criminals don’t observe the law. That being gun laws or criminal law, criminals ill get what they want. Look at Mexico, where guns are next to forbiden, except for the afluent and well connected, and they have better guns than the Mexican army.
      Oh God, please show the lying liberal scum this last lesson!

      God bless the men of good will.

    • Vis Fac

      Plain and simple Liberal one dimensional idiot-ology prohibits cognitive or rationality thought. Liberals thanks to their indoctrination camps masquerading as public schools are merely automatons only capable of reaction rather than pro-action.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • Ranchman

    If the vast majority of people reading these articles know the truth, as they seem to, why are we allowing these tyrants to get away with everything? They’re intent on disarming us, people! Why are we allowing it to happen? We are the sovereigns of this nation, we’re the boss! We have got to get organized and start marching on DC…regularly! We have to camp out on the grounds of the White House if need be…it’s our house! We have to stand up and fight back, before we’re forced into fighting another revolution against these cowards! Let’s go, people, stand up and make your voices heard, don’t let them get away with their tyranny any longer!

    • Vis Fac

      It’s called Political Correctness what I refer to as re-education. Apathy and racism plays a part as well. Apathy gives tacit approval that liberal one dimensional dogma is perceptible. No one wants to make waves or be subject to ridicule or scrutiny so they remain silent.

      The Tea Party Movement does not keep quiet and are therefore targets of authority and labeled as terrorists I suppose I am a terrorist because I believe in GOD – OUR Constitution – a smaller “limited” government – and Family Values all traits according to the present administration being descriptive of a Terrorist
      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • hitthedeck

    Liberals are creatures of rumors and are so stupid that they don’t even know they are lying. Crooked politicians have a phobia against anyone with a gun and don’t even trust our armed forces in fear that they may have screwed one of their family members and fear retaliation. An honest politician has no fear of his fellow gun toting Americans and knows that they will lay down their lives for him or her. If you check the backgrounds of all the crazy shooters you will discover they are all democrats. If you want to look at the nuts in action just watch and listen to the democrat’s side of the aisle on C-span. Democrats blame the gun but fail to blame their fellow supporters that did the killing.

    • Vis Fac

      It is true that when you continually lie you eventually believe your own lies when you do that it is easier to tell more lies and seemingly get away with it.

      Part of the old adage that reads “You can fool some of the people all of the time” relates to DUMBOCRITES who drink Liberal Kool-Aid

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • mari

    Wrong, wrong, wrong. He was wrong on every count. I’m not sure he was lying. I think he doesn’t bother to check facts. The left uses this “preaching to the choir” style so often that they are used to just having everyone fawn over them regardless of what they say. As long as they are passionate about the liberal message, facts don’t matter.

    • rikker45

      He was lying, libs don’t want the truth to get out.

    • Jim Read

      Mari, liberal terrorist loving demodonkeys don’t like or pay attention to FACTS. Facts get in the way of their lies they spread like thick creamy peanut butter.

    • chocopot

      No, he was lying. He does it regularly, just as all the Communists – er, I mean Democrats – do, in order to advance their agenda of destroying our sovereignty and enslaving this nation to their sick ideology.

  • jdn

    Wait until the story makes the rounds through the DNC . It was an assault weapon alright , a 50 cal. with armor piercing rounds and the shooter was actually white . He spent all his free time in a tanning booth , and he had a pocket bible in his hip pocket .

  • jdn

    Wait until the story makes the rounds through the DNC . It was an assault weapon alright , a 50 cal. with armor piercing rounds and the shooter was actually white . He spent all his free time in a tanning booth , and he had a pocket bible in his hip pocket .

    • chocopot

      And he was a racist who hates Obozo because he is not white.

      • VT Patriot

        And a member of the NRA..

  • Joey Jelf

    In an attempt to be fair and balanced, any weapon used to assault someone is by definition AN ASSAULT WEAPON. With that said all of my firearms are designated as anti assault weapons. As a military vet, ammo restrictions started while I was in basic training in ’73 because a Drill SGT was killed by a trainee at a firing range. Not long after our ammo was taken from us a company was robbed at gun point by a well armed group while marching the 15-20 miles to the range (fuel shortage years so we marched everywhere) and all their weapons were stolen. But then that would never happen now, I mean criminals finding ways to illegally arm themselves in gun free or ammo free zones. Idiot!

    • Vis Fac

      I hate to tell you this we Marines didn’t march everywhere we went we ran That was more than 10 years prior to your boot camp days.

      I too have a number of anti assault weapons in my “armory” Several semi automatic and several large caliber long range (1000 meter plus) shooters . I would be remiss if I didn’t include personal defense and concealed carry weapons FYI you don’t need a permit to carry concealed on your own property.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

      • Joey Jelf

        Oh we ran also, lol, I try to forget, lol. Crewed on Hueys in a Air Cav Recon unit. Thank you for your service!

  • nrahat

    To those lam brain liberals who want to take our guns. Come and get them, what we will do is shove them up your A$$ and pull the trigger. Do you understand the 2nd Amendment lam brain? It says government keep your hands off. They are protection against you. Why should we give you any say over them? Remember the constitution also says “WE THE PEOPLE” are “YOUR” bosses, it is not the other way around. And you people of the US better wake up before you find yourselves as 1930’s Germany number 2!!!!!!!

    • chocopot

      They understand the Second Amendment very well. That is why they are working so hard to take our guns away from us – they know that sooner or later people will realize they are creating a dictatorship and they do not want 80-90 million pissed off gun owners coming after them to take back the country they are stealing from us.

      • turee60

        Dead on that is what Hitler did to Germany!

    • Vis Fac

      I’m afraid I wouldn’t let them get that close I’d have them at 500 meters or more.

      “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

      RIGHT NOW I FEAR THE GOVERNMENT

      The purpose of the Right to Bear Arms is to protect the People from tyranny in Government.” Thomas Jefferson

      “I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.” -WILLIAM RICE BURROUGHS

      “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” -Alexander Hamilton

      “The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” -Samuel Adams

      OUR FOREFATHERS WERE QUITE ADEPT AT KNOWING WHAT FUTURE GENERATIONS OF POLITICIANS WERE CAPABLE OF SO THEY PLACE THESE SAFEGUARDS ( BILL OF RIGHTS) IN OUR CONSTITUTION.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • CSN

    Someone above told that a S.W.A.T. team came within 5 minutes and were told to “stand down”. I heard that one on Janet Mefford’s Radio Talk show as well, but then no one is talking about it now. If they were told to stand down, so more people would be killed or injured, someone has to pay for that, and it is probably the same person who told the people to stand down at Benghazi.

    • jmach11

      The person who told the people to stand down at Benghazi is named Obama.

    • turee60

      Which the authority to stand down comes from the comander in Chief that would be Obama in both cases!

    • Robert Messmer

      No, it wasn’t a SWAT team it was a CERT team…Capitol Emergency Response Team. But yeah, they were there and could have taken him out before everybody got shot up. http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/275371/498/EXCLUSIVE-SWAT-Team-left-Navy-Yard

  • chefz774

    Good grief, is there any lie these despicable, gun-grabbing delusional libturds WON’T SAY??Just when I think these lying scumbags can’t sink any LOWER, they still find a way to disgust me even further. It seems to be standing orders that if you speak for libturds in any capacity, you absolutely MUST NOT let verifiable facts, or undisputable truth to get in the way of cramming your very biased agenda down the throats of low-info voters with the willing lame stream media, who lap it up like kittens given fresh cream. And if one lie doesn’t suffice, keep throwing stuff at the wall until something, ANYTHING sticks

  • Leo_Rochester-MI

    I don’t mean to sound unreasonable or senseless, but I really think these liberals should all some day be in that same situation, as sitting ducks in a shhot out. I am sure that for a momment they will wish to have a gun, right before the lunatic (9 out of 10 times a liberal, many times a crook, God denier communis _ tor islamic terrorist) blows their heads off.
    That will happen, some day, and the liberal scum will for that split of second realize that criminals don’t observe the law. That being gun laws or criminal law, criminals ill get what they want. Look at Mexico, where guns are next to forbiden, except for the afluent and well connected, and they have better guns than the Mexican army.
    Oh God, please show the lying liberal scum this last lesson!

    God bless the men of good will.

  • Observer

    Except for some sidearms at the gate of military bases and perhaps in front of the base headquarters, practically no one on bases carries weapons, especially rifles. Nearly all weapons on bases are locked up and inaccessible. Steve McMahon’s ignorance on such matters is stunning and astounding.

    • Daniel F. Melton

      Steve McMahon is confused. He thinks that a Navy facility, being one branch of the armed services, would have guns in large quantities readily available to everyone in uniform. clinton disarmed the troops and no president since has corrected that atrocity..

      • chocopot

        He is not confused – he is lying outright and knows he will get away with it because the media will cover up for him since they share the same agenda.

        • Vis Fac

          The media more than likely provided him the script laced with prevarications. All he needed to to was read the teleprompter. Just as ODUMBO does I do find it fascinating that ODUMBO can still read the TP while wagging his head from side to side I expect him to pull a Linda Blair ala the Exorcist and twist it in a 360 then puke pea soup.

          Libertas
          inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

          • chocopot

            Every time he speaks it is the equivalent of pea soup puke.

          • Vis Fac

            More like an odorous gas emanating from a sewer or cesspool

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

    • Vis Fac

      All weapons except for Military Police and guards on guard duty this includes all gates are secured in the armory. Prior to issuing the M-16 we secured our own weapons in our lockers or racks using padlocks. The older M-1 and M-14 had locking loops on the safety mechanism the M-16 does not so they are tagged and secured in the armory.

      So this CLOWN’s report is bogus and full of prevarications I would expect nothing less from a lying liberal.

      Facts to a liberal are those that are pulled out of thin air and or
      provided by lame stream media to swathe their ineptness on all things rational. Liberal one dimensional idiot-ology dictates they make things up as they go so they can blame others for their failures or force their agenda.

      So whenever they have trouble defending and/or nothing to
      substantiate their positions they simply fall back on the FBAB (Federal Board for Assigning Blame) or citing lame stream media’s partial/fabricated truths and prevarications; then all their liberal inadequacies are soon considered ancient history becoming non issues and then quickly forgotten

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • Cathy Hovey

    Strategist Steven McMahon. Is that the same as Strategist Karl Rove is for the Republicans? And everyone is complaining about him as well. But what I want to know is, where can we go and call this McMahon an f’in liar right to his face. No where I guess, cause the MSM is not going to show it on their program. And if we DID do it, could he sue us in some way? Bast-rd!

  • paendragon

    Demokrauts are fascists.

    • Vis Fac

      Being for Germany I understand your confusion of Nazi Germany but I take exception of your comment. Not all Germans were Fascists or members of the Nazi party. I was nearly three when our family fled the Gestapo because we would not commit to the Nazi party. I know what we had to leave to survive I also don’t believe all DUMBOCRITES are fascists either just dumb for ascribing and blindly accepting liberal one dimensional idiot-ology as fact and a hypocrites for obvious reasons.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

      • paendragon

        I’m of German descent myself, but because ‘kraut’ is an insult, I figured the nazi ref would be obvious, as you noted. Besides, what do all lefties, muslims and communazis have in common? They are all cowardly gangster criminals! They are all total(“itarian”) conformists, who feel some sort of cowardly need to form into ever-larger gangs to extort everyone else! Hypocrisy’s a part of it, too, as they are in eternal, defiant denial of their own motivations!

  • byronmullet

    As secular/humanist/alternate morality/liberalism, produces more conscience free public school graduates, it recreates the wild, wild west. Soon, unless they invite God and the bible code of ethics, which tamed the west, back into schools, we will all be forced to strap on the six guns again for protection. Liberals, should be talking about what creates the lawless/criminal mind and fundamentally dealing with it, not trying to keep the civilized from protecting themselves from those who have lost their moral minds. I wonder if Steven McMahon, realizes, as he campaigns against gun ownership, he inadvertently advertises his own home and family’s vulnerability, to the uncivilized, de-civilized, conscienceless or ideologically pathological?

  • Rick Griffin

    This writer is telling you the way he wishes it was -not the way it really happened. Lord knows we cant take Joes shotgun . How would he defend his family? If you see a liberal talking you can bet he is telling a lie. That is how they stay out of prison !

  • chocopot

    Gee, another lying Democrat. What a surprise.

  • Alan

    Another stooge that doesn’t know what he is talking about, or is outright lying. ( I suspect the latter.)

    • chocopot

      It is the latter, I can assure you.

  • Michael Shreve

    Yes, EVERYTHING he said is FALSE, but the advantage to being is Democrat, liberal, progressive, communist is that NO ONE expects you to deal in TRUTH or FACT. EMOTION is what carries the day.

  • Libertarian Soldier

    Yeah! That’s it! Don’t control the government and their over-sized ineffectual bureaucracy and inefficiency; violate the Constitution, instead.

    Let’s see! The Narrative is, that the armed forces of the Navy Yard didn’t do their job in this “gun free zone”, so you should ban more guns from law abiding citizens everywhere else?

    That makes perfect sense!

  • John Miles

    ignoramus!

  • Dr. Leonardo Cannone

    Another dangerous idiot attempts to champion the anti gun cause. Armed with misinformation, and refusing to comment on current information which proves him wrong ( the Harvard study on less guns equals more violence), he attempts to disarm the American citizens. Just like Hitler’s mouth piece Goebbels. Go Steven, tell the big lie and tell it often.

  • CSN

    I wonder if the guy, or people, who did the shooting were really Shariah compliant, and that is why they’re being protected. When this thing first started getting reported, they said (WP) there were 3 shooters, then they (WP) said there were at least 2 shooters…..then later, after they let one of them go, they (WP) said there was one shooter. Sounds like what they did at the last shooting spree One guy couldn’t shoot up that many people.