We do not know if this will end up being related, but I think most of us immediately recalled the story from just a few days ago that “FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of plotting ‘Ft. Hood-inspired jihad.'” Apparently they had the guy in question and then let him go, and then had to hunt him down. Mindboggling. Then the FBI assured everyone that there was really nothing to worry about as they sent alerts out to law enforcement to be on the lookout for the guy, but without a picture or description. Yeah, I’m sure that was helpful. What they did have was a name: BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan. A clusterfark all the way around.

Regardless of who is responsible for this new shooting at Ft. Hood, I also think it’s a no-brainer that our troops must be allowed to carry their firearms on base. Otherwise, as we know, only the bad guys are carrying a gun, putting everyone at even more serious risk. Telling our warriors to “shelter in place” remains bulsh. Details remain sketchy, but pray for everyone at Ft. Hood and for the surrounding area. [UPDATE: The shooter has been identified as Ivan Lopez, an Iraq war veteran who was “being treated for behavioral and mental health issues…”]

Here are the updates. And while I’m on the air with Tammy Radio, please do add your own updates in Comments as well. Thanks!

Fox: Shooting with casualties reported at Ft. Hood

Authorities are responding to an “active shooter” incident with casualties at Ft. Hood, the scene of a 2009 attack that left 13 dead, the Bell County Sheriff’s Office says.

It was not immediately clear if there was one shooter or multiple suspects, and there was no immediate information on the extent of any injuries.

“There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported,” the base said in a press release. “Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time.”

The sheriff’s office dispatched deputies and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the nearby Texas Army base, Bell County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Donnie Adams said.

The Department of Public Safety also confirmed there were casualties, but did not specify how many. A person on base with knowledge of the situation said two victims have been rushed to a local hospital.

Fort Hood ordered everyone at the base to “shelter in place.” The order was sent Wednesday on the base’s Twitter feed and posted on its Facebook page.

CNN: Active shooter reported at Fort Hood

UPDATE: Four dead, at least 11 injured at Ft. Hood, officials say

Now dead shooter ID’d as SPC Ivan Lopez.

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  1. Teri says:

    While watching Greta cover the shooting she brought Shepard Smith on for an update. Even though there are is nothing known about the details and nothing can be confirmed, Chemp announced that the one thing they do know is that it was not terrorism.

  2. KCBob4Tam says:

    Hussein out there glossing the military and thanking the soldiers for putting themselves in harm’s way. I guess he found out it was a Lopez and not a Hassan. I wonder if he’s a White – Hispanic?

  3. Chuck says:

    Prayers for those affected by the shooting and their families.

  4. TX Soldier254 says:

    Like shooting ‘Ducks in a Barrel’, no chance.
    ‘Shelter In Place’ my ass, for we ARE Soldiers, mostly Combat Soldiers, 24/7 All locations, overseas and at home.

    Some Soldiers that Live in Texas, not just stationed here, have a TX CCW Licenses, but are forbidden from exercising their Right To Carry on Base.

    I know most Liberals tend to gravitate toward Disasters, Mayhem, and Chaos, as a way of feeling needed/important, even if it’s off the backs of Americas Finest.

    As for me, my wife’s medical appointment for Thursday was canceled by Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Staff due to the Shooting, the appointment took 6 months to get.

    How many Shootings since Obama?

  5. angelaisms says:

    Also, eagerly anticipating King Barry’s selfie commemorating the fallen today. Maybe he’ll take it at the funeral.

    • ancientwrrior says:

      Anything as long as he gets his mug in front of a camera.

      • KCBob4Tam says:

        He made sure that before his solemn tribute to the victims he warmed them uo with some jokes – like he was on Jimmy Fallon. He then proceeded to mention several times the brave soldiers and the horrible act. I’m guessing that it made a difference that they weren’t slaughtered by a deranged Islamic terrorist. I need a barf bag.

  6. ancientwrrior says:

    Here’s a question. Suppose instead of a single shooter, it was a genuine terrorist attack with a squad sized team. They could have done one hell of a lot of damage and killing while our troops were just sitting ducks cowering in place as per orders. Would our civilian police have an equally well armed quick reaction force to counter such a raid? I seriously doubt it. We had been trained to counter any ambush attack by turning into it and running it over with superior firepower and force, NOT cowering in place and calling 911 for outside civilian help. These sick cowardly ba$$trds, WANT our people to be killed so they can garner more power for themselves while using us as human shields for themselves. It’s too late to circle the wagons for protection, the enemy is already inside the gates amongst us, and they are our cowardly egotistical leaders. 🙁

  7. Norm says:

    With all the news reports talking about the PTSD diagnosis…as far as we know, this Lopez guy has not been diagnosed…my fear is the gun grabbers will decide that PTSD is a good way to block those who are linked some way to a PTSD diagnosis in buying and/or owing guns. It has already started with the push last year to give the FBI our VA records; and some of the reports (MSNBC) are starting that way as of this morning. The vast majority of those who are compensated and are on the VA record with PTSD are in their 60s now….and frankly, I can see the gun grabbers going after them. Myself included……I am rated with PTSD…..

  8. oualdeaux says:

    re the suddenly disappeared GI=Jihadist, “Nothing to see here folks — move along.

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