- The Washington Times - Monday, September 16, 2013

A Howard University law professor and former chief prosecutor of the Guantanamo military commissions took to Twitter on Monday to blast the National Rifle Association amid the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

“Traffic in Capitol area snarled, Washington Navy Yard on lockdown as gunman enters & opens fire … or as we call it in Gun-merica, Monday,” former Air Force Col. Morris Davis tweeted to his nearly 8,000 followers only an hour after the shooting occurred.

“Expect @DarrellIssa to hold hearings on US gun slaughter now that we’ve got a #Benghazi in our backyard,” he added.

“Pres Obama: In response to US gun massacres, we’ll do ‘everything that we can to try to prevent them’ … provided it’s OK with the NRA,” he tweeted later.

Doubling down, the officer called out the vice president of the NRA by name.

“There’s plenty of blame to go around. I’d put Wayne LaPierre at the top of the list,” he said.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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