The shooter has been identified as a former Air Force enlisted man who was dishonorably discharged after conviction at a trial by General Court Martial. I shan’t repeat his name.
The ANTIFA shooter entered the church wearing black tactical clothing and proceeded to shoot at least 56 people, 26 of them fatally, before his weapon was wrested from him by a member of the congregation. It further appears that the congregant who disarmed the ANTIFA assassin shot the ANTIFA terrorist who then fled and apparently died of his wounds off site.
UPDATE: It now appears an armed local resident engaged the shooter vice wresting the weapon from him and shooting him with it. Some sources are retreating from the ANTIFA association. Note also that a Trial by Court Martial (for possession of child pornography Assault on wife and children) resulting in a Dishonorable Discharge Bad Conduct Discharge is a Federal Felony Conviction and that this individual would have been barred from legally obtaining a firearm.
I’M GLAD TO SEE SOMEONE IN GOVERNMENT PUSHING PROVEN SOLUTIONS INSTEAD OF POLITICAL GIMMICKS: Texas AG: Texans can use concealed-carry laws to stop mass shootings.
Anyone identified as ANTIFA should be treated as armed and dangerous.
Former President [redacted] used the Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead on Sunday to call for fewer guns.
[Redacted] said that Americans should ask God for “the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.”
“We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover,” [redacted] wrote on Twitter. “May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.”
I call Bullshit.
Texas Governor confirms my point about legal arms acquisition:
ANOTHER BLOW FOR THE NARRATIVE: Texas Gov. Abbot: Gunman was denied gun permit. “The gunman in Sunday’s mass shooting at a church in rural Texas was not legally eligible to buy firearms and had been denied a state gun permit, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Monday.”
And now we find the chAir Farce screwed the pooch.
But under federal law, anyone convicted of “a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year” is prohibited from possessing a firearm. The same is true for anyone convicted of “a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” under a provision that allows no exception for the military or law enforcement.
Kelley’s conviction qualified under both categories, Christensen says.
An official at the Pentagon tells NPR’s Tom Bowman that a mistake resulted in neither the arrest nor the conviction being listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the database that would have flagged him as ineligible to purchase a firearm.
“This was mishandled by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, where Kelley was serving when he was arrested,” Tom reports. “An investigation is now underway, and the Air Force is taking it very seriously, said the source.”
Secretary of Defense Mattis has ordered a DoD investigation of the Air Force’s failure to comply with the law.
UPDATE It all comes down to crazy control:
A 2012 police report shows that he escaped from the psychiatric hospital after making death threats against his superiors in the Air Force and trying to smuggle weapons onto the base where he was stationed.
Kelley escaped from Peak Behavioral Health Services, a facility in New Mexico, and was caught by police in El Paso, Texas on June 7, 2012.
A witness told police that Kelley “suffered from mental disorders and had plans to run to from Peak Behavioral Health Services” by purchasing a bus ticket to get out of the state.
Kelley “was a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking firearms onto Holloman Air Force base,” the witness stated. Kelley “was attempting to carry out death threats” on his superiors in the Air Force.
The report indicates that the incident was put into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.
Just two years later, Kelley was able to purchase a firearm in Colorado. He purchased three more guns over the next three years, although he was denied a concealed carry permit in Texas. The USAF took responsibility for his ability to purchase the guns, explaining that they never entered his domestic violence charge into the NCIC database.