You guys are not asking or seeing the obvious...
- A US soldier that fought in Iraq...not an immigrant terrorist that so many pontificate over...do we 'spy' on each other? Hmmmm...that sounds like the beginning of (fill in the blanks)
- Visits FBI complaining of voices...they note it and refer to help. But no check on guns...that's right..anybody can get a gun in Alaska as there are no rules but 18.
- Why could he fly in the first place...and no background checks when he checked his gun into cargo?
- Speculation...but I do love the 'I will save you if I was carrying' crowd...what's the first thing someone does when hearing shots in locations not expecting such...ducking for starters, then trying to figure out where it is coming from, then, and only then, seeing if there is something one could do to help, through all the HUNDREDS of people running. Or get tackled by some 'hero' thinking you are the bad guy when you pull you CCW. Pulling out my concealed carry and running towards the shooter will only get you shot by the police (there were there in seconds). I know...waive the CCW license...that might save you. Now...if you were in the bathroom and followed him out, Johnny on the spot, who knows...you could be labeled a 'hero'. We do love our heroes.
The reality is we can not truly defeat terrorist acts. Been going on for centuries. If someone is hell bent to kill others...if there is a will, there is a way. It is still speculative if he was indeed a Islamic terrorist...regardless...he did indeed cause terror. We live in an angry world.