A man has shot himself to death very near to the White House. How does this happen? How did an armed person get so close to the White House, when the entire DC area is a “gun-free zone?”
The incident happened at the fence outside the north lawn of the White House (seen above).
The White House was put in lockdown on Saturday afternoon after a man shot himself dead at the North Lawn.
The shooting happened at around noon and sparked panic inside as staff were told to shelter in place.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The President, the First Lady, and their son Barron were all in Florida, thank goodness.
Nevertheless, how was an armed man allowed to get that close to the White House? Look at the photo above and the photos at the link to see just how close the gunman was.
No word as yet on the identity of the deceased or his motivation.
Obviously, all the gun control legislation in DC has had no effect on preventing incidents like this. Stay tuned.