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We're -- revisit parts of the navy yard shooting because camera hold -- one of our legal Eagles is here to talk about the legal aspects.
Of -- in elections past he had been arrested several times and in fact the navy began proceedings you know to actually.
Separate him from the military it would raise enough red flags with them.
But how come he was still given access -- to the navy yard a minute this OK -- is is kind of regular procedure.
Well we have to look at it I think as a public policy -- -- individual rights perspective because.
In most states we have explains that statute which a lot of people theater criminal record if they haven't been convicted.
And that's what we're seeing with this man mr.
likes this place was -- rested -- or or investigated for water to kind of -- But gun crimes are not -- crimes they're not it's not a domestic battery and he's not.
We've seen governor pardoned people are violent crimes and -- person without him if I'm sure that's generally year.
But in this situation an offense for four -- had gotten without it down or possessing it got is not a violent crime.
Now the other behaviors like yes do you which we -- for -- cats or schizophrenia.
Those I believe are separate but they don't go too too harsh weather has her -- record -- and direct lax with -- back.
Is what I'm hearing though is that he had several instances of separate kinds of issues in his life that nobody com.
Connected the dots.
There was no one person that saying.
You know we -- mind body and spirit here and perhaps all of these separate incidents you know the cussing -- the violent kind of like -- -- outburst.
Were connected to something else and were connected to something else doesn't the legal system how.
Some kind of path where they can take this say let's come finally stop and say.
No because what generally happens is when somebody gets thrust -- -- go to the police station get booked.
And -- the person has a background -- -- -- I walked.
That the police department have to submit their fingerprints act the act like Zeta persons wanted for murder in Montana they arrested Illinois then and -- -- to hold them.
But but without that the persons arrested -- may or may not go to court and then the case is dismissed -- there they served their time.
But the only thing that that the courts and has access to its once criminal background.
Not their mental health background and less they -- some kind of weirdness while there are staying in custody hearing jail showing suicidal behaviors are.
Or whatever so.
There -- and this goes to the whole the heart privacy matters and obamacare in these political issues it's not just a gun debate right -- How much care do we do we want to give people or -- how much access we want courts half.
With people who have -- -- mental health issue isn't there a lot of people who have mental health issues and they don't go on shooting people but there's got to be some way to.
Understand if they are a risk.
And they didn't get the legal system.
How some sort of extenuating circumstances that doesn't exist recorded.
Well sure -- the events that that it's already there what somebody's criminal history but.
The problem is that we're the most incarcerating country in in the modern world.
And we have we have so many people behind bars.
Forget convictions that mr.
Alexis is one of millions that are arrested and released and Russert -- -- so and so there's that.
There's no way to really keep track of whether those behaviors are the result.
A mental illness or or some other issues -- TFD.
Yeah -- we want with -- you know so many of us are trying to figure out could this have been prevented.
From a legal standpoint do you see where could have been put it prevented.
Was there any kind of legal recourse that could've prevented this -- I am the legally no I don't because he did not.
Happy criminal background where there was powder and -- and practice of conviction was the fact that he discharged the weapon.
Accidentally -- house.
Unfortunately happened is with with gun owners.
Every once -- while I'm not I'm not saying it's sort of accidents occur.
So -- -- alone is not a sign.
He's going to go out and commit mass murder.
I think the bigger issue is what is our military doing.
Two to -- people and make sure not only who's getting access but it was getting care.
If you are showing signs.
-- yes he.
Bipolar is for any -- Well how how do we take care of our our parents and and other people who work with her government.
Down all right Allan thank you very much for that wonderful insight have a -- their criminal defense attorney and Fox News contributor thank you so much for being here thinks.
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