HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » In 1996, I visited Washin... » Reply #9

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2013, 11:50 AM

9. There was a shooting at the U.S. Capitol in 1998.

Two officers were killed.

[url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/shooting/archives2.htm[/url]

A guard was shot to death at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum as well.

Security is tighter in government buildings in D.C. nowadays, but it has been since 9/11. I consider it routine to queue up to enter a congressional office building or the Library of Congress, and I actually found the latter, plus the U.S. Capitol, the strictest but not unreasonable in terms of what I was allowed to bring in. The same goes for museums. People bend the rules all the time (I've seen people photographing rare documents and paintings within seconds of getting the instructions from a guard or notice), but for the most part the rules are there for a reason.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 47 replies Author Time Post
Cooley Hurd May 2013 OP
nadinbrzezinski May 2013 #1
caledesi May 2013 #41
LuvNewcastle May 2013 #2
graham4anything May 2013 #3
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #6
graham4anything May 2013 #8
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #11
graham4anything May 2013 #16
corkhead May 2013 #17
Recursion May 2013 #29
hobbit709 May 2013 #18
Thor_MN May 2013 #43
rhett o rick May 2013 #30
caledesi May 2013 #42
graham4anything May 2013 #44
KentuckyWoman May 2013 #4
leveymg May 2013 #5
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #7
graham4anything May 2013 #15
leveymg May 2013 #25
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #32
graham4anything May 2013 #33
leveymg May 2013 #35
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #46
LineReply There was a shooting at the U.S. Capitol in 1998.
CBHagman May 2013 #9
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #12
Recursion May 2013 #21
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #22
Recursion May 2013 #23
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #24
Recursion May 2013 #27
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #34
Recursion May 2013 #36
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #39
Drale May 2013 #10
MrScorpio May 2013 #13
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #19
MinM May 2013 #14
leveymg May 2013 #31
Recursion May 2013 #20
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #26
Recursion May 2013 #28
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #37
n2doc May 2013 #38
Carolina May 2013 #40
Cooley Hurd May 2013 #45
Carolina May 2013 #47
Please login to view edit histories.