Man Shoots Himself In Front Of White House & Dies - White House On Lockdown


The first question I have to ask is, isn't DC a strict gun control area, especially at the White House?  How in the world is it possible with so many gun laws in DC that this man had a gun and was able to shoot himself at the White House fence?  Does anyone really think more ink on paper will prevent people from having guns and harming themselves or others....really?

A shot rang out on Saturday as a man carrying a gun shot himself along the fence line of the White House.

The Secret Service tweeted out about the incident.

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At first, the state of the man's injuries were not apparent and medical personnel had been called in to attend to him.

The White House was reportedly put on lockdown during the incident and President Donald Trump was once again at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

“We’re aware of the incident,” said White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley. “The president has been briefed.”

The man later died from his injury, which was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Video of people's response to the gun shot was captured.

According to the Secret Service:

At approximately 11:46 AM, a white male suffered a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head outside the North White House fence line.

The subject is deceased. The subject approached the vicinity of the North White House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds,
none of which appear at this time to have been directed towards the White House.

The President and First Lady were not in the White House at the time of the incident.

The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department will be the lead investigative organization for this shooting, supported by the U.S. Secret Service Washington
Field Office and other law enforcement organizations.

No other persons were injured as a result of this incident to include Secret Service and responding law enforcement and medical emergency response personnel.

Note: The deceased has been identified by Secret Service and MPD authorities – name intentionally withheld pending next of kin notifications.

One can only assume that this will be tossed in on the ongoing, and I might add unlawful, debate on gun control and mental health and what government can't do about it.  In the end, there is no doubt that this will be just another story that will be brought onto Sunday shows to push for mental health and gun control legislation, something the Constitution provides no authority to Congress to legislate on.  Watch and see.

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