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Texas Church Shooter Allowed to Buy Guns Due to Air Force Oversight

Texas Church Shooting: According to U.S. Air Force officials, a review has been launched on how the service handled the criminal records of former Airman Devin P. Kelley following his 2012 domestic violence conviction. | Image courtesy: (Todd Heisler/The New York Times)

The U.S. Air Force admitted on Monday, November 6, 2017 that it had failed to enter the Texas church shooter’s domestic violence court-martial into a federal database that could have blocked him from buying the rifle he used to kill 26 people.

Texas Church Shooter Had Prior Domestic Assault Conviction

The conviction of the gunman, Devin P. Kelley, for domestic assault on his wife and infant stepson — he had cracked the child’s skull — should have stopped Mr. Kelley from legally purchasing the military-style rifle and three other guns he bought in the last four years.

New details of the killings also emerged on Monday, including a possible motive. Local law enforcement officials said that Mr. Kelley may have been driven by anger toward his estranged wife’s family, the final chapter in a life full of domestic rage.

In addition to his court-martial, in which his previous wife was the victim, he had been investigated on a rape complaint, though he was not charged and his relationship to the victim was unclear.  See full story…The New York Times



Devin P. Kelley - Texas Church Shooter

Devin P. Kelley – Texas Church Shooter. | Image courtesy: Texas Department of Public Safety



Texas Church Shooting: Texas Department Of Public Safety Holds News Conference

(TIME Magazine) Texas Department of Public Safety holds a news conference following the shooting at a church in Texas. A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding at least 16 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. The dead ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old.


Around the web:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/06/texas-shooting-death-sweeps-across-3-generations-of-a-single-family-gathered-at-church/Death sweeps across 3 generations of a single family gathered at Texas church – Washington Post As the morning stretched to afternoon and evening, friends and family members in South Texas posted on Facebook, asking whether anyone had heard from their loved ones. Joe and Claryce Holcombe first heard about the shooting an hour after it happened…


What We Know About The Texas Church Shooting Suspect – Utah Public Radio A few details are becoming known about the man who allegedly shot and killed at least 26 people and wounded 20 others Sunday at a rural community church in south Texas. Police have identified the gunman as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26. Texas Department …


http://abcnews4.com/news/local/enough-is-enough-family-of-emanuel-9-reacts-to-texas-church-shooting‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’ Family of ‘Emanuel 9’ reacts to Texas church shooting – ABC NEWS 4 He spoke about his mother’s death at Emanuel AME Church just one day after the tragic shooting at the downtown Charleston sanctuary in 2015. Chris Singleton is now commenting publicly once again about a deadly shooting inside a church. Singleton …


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Cee Harmon is the founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
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