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  • An ex-con disarmed a gunman in a Texas church. Then ‘the good guys shot me’

    02/27/2018 9:09:08 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 2/27/18 | Matthew Martinez
    When a man with a handgun walked into a church service at the Faith City Mission in Amarillo, Texas, most of the crowd of about 100 started to run. But Tony Garces, an ex-con, took his shirt off and confronted the gunman, according to a news release from Amarillo police. After Garces wrestled the gun away from 35-year-old Joshua Len Jones, and helped prevent what could have been another mass shooting on the same day as the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., at least one Amarillo police officer shot Garces. He was hit twice, in...
  • REMINDER: Former NRA Instructor Armed with AR-15 Stopped TX Church Shooting

    02/26/2018 5:40:42 AM PST · by BDParrish · 10 replies
    The Truth Revolt ^ | February 23, 2018 | Trey Sanchez
    Since the high school shooting in Florida, the anti-gun rhetoric has been flying fast and furious across the leftist media. There’s no responsibility attached to the shooter who killed 17 people; only the NRA and an AR-15 are to blame, apparently. But just three short months ago, the NRA and an AR-15 were used to stop the Sutherland Springs church massacre in Texas thanks to a brave and well-armed citizen, Stephen Willeford. Willeford retrieved his rifle from his gun safe and ran barefoot over to the church where he placed a precisely-aimed bullet in a small gap in the perpetrator’s...
  • Russia church shooting leaves 5 dead after gunman opens fire on people leaving service

    02/18/2018 9:26:30 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 64 replies
    Five people were killed and several others were injured after a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region on Sunday, Russian media outlets reproted.
  • Here are the victims of the Texas church massacre

    11/06/2017 3:27:56 PM PST · by spirited irish · 19 replies
    US News ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | Moments
    The Wilson County sheriff says up to 14 of the victims were children out of the 26 people confirmed dead. One family lost three generations of members during the Sutherland Springs tragedy. More as updates come in.
  • Shocking New Revelations From Accused Church Shooter Phone Calls (Antioch, Tennessee)

    11/09/2017 4:48:16 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 10-31-2017 | Nick Beres
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Phone calls from the accused Antioch church shooter, Emanuel Samson, revealed shocking new revelations. NewsChannel 5 obtained exclusive, recorded copies of those calls. Samson's defense attorneys don't want his recorded phone calls to be made public. They filed an injunction which was denied by a judge. You have a right to see the content of these calls and Samson has a right to get a new attorney. He was charged with killing Melanie Crow Smith and injuring six others in a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch last month. Since then he's been represented...
  • Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

    11/09/2017 4:15:31 PM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    austin cbs ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | JIM VERTUNO
    The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said. Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this week that it would be too painful to continue using First Baptist Church as a place of worship. A national Southern Baptist spokesman said Pomeroy discussed the plan with the denomination's top executives, who traveled to the rural community in a show of support.
  • Apple says it immediately contacted FBI about unlocking Texas shooter’s iPhone

    11/09/2017 3:47:04 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 71 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 8, 2017, 8:47pm EST | By Nick Statt
    Apple is refuting the FBI’s official account Apple is refuting the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s account of the aftermath of the Texas gunman’s attack this past Sunday, saying it reached out to the bureau “immediately” to offer assistance in getting into the gunman’s iPhone and expedite its response to any legal process. The attack, which left 26 dead and many more injured, was committed by now-deceased Devin P. Kelley, who is confirmed to have been carrying an iPhone that may have crucial information about his activities in the lead up to the shooting. The FBI originally cast blame on Apple...
  • Vanity: Kingsman: The Secret Service

    11/08/2017 7:06:00 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    FXHD | November 8, 2017
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  • Military’s Known About Crime Reporting Lapses To FBI For Two Decades

    11/08/2017 9:30:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 11-8-2017 | SAAGAR ENJETI
    The Pentagon has known for nearly twenty years about major reporting lapses to the FBI of criminals within the U.S. military, The Associated Press reports. The AP discovered a 1997 report that detailed massive fingerprint reporting lapses of military criminals with the U.S. Navy and the Navy failed to report 94 percent of cases. “The lack of reporting to the FBI criminal history files prevents civilian law enforcement agencies from having significant information on military offenders,” the report warned 20 years ago. Military criminal reporting to the FBI has come under renewed scrutiny after former U.S. Air Force enlisted criminal...
  • Church shooter escaped mental health facility months after attack on wife, child (tr)

    11/08/2017 8:54:48 AM PST · by ETL · 17 replies
    Click 2 Houston (NBC affiliate) ^ | November 07, 2017 | Mario Diaz , Cathy Tatom , Aaron Wische
    Ex-facility official says Kelley made death threats and tried to buy weaponsHOUSTON - Channel 2 Investigates obtained law enforcement documents revealing Devin Kelley escaped from a behavioral center in New Mexico a little more than five years before Sunday’s deadly rampage in Sutherland Springs. The incident report, filed by the El Paso Police Department, states Kelley was picked up at a bus terminal in downtown El Paso before midnight on the evening of June 7, 2012. The report states two officers were dispatched to the terminal to look into a missing-person report. READ: Incident report on Devin Kelley When they...
  • Killer celebrated with Sutherland Springs churchgoers five days before the bloody rampage

    11/07/2017 1:49:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 79 replies
    MYSA ^ | 11/07/2017 | Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle
    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS -- Just days before the killer opened fire killing 26 church goers he walked among them. Five days before he would gun dozens of people down, Devin Patrick Kelley showed up at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs with his children for an annual fall festival. His appearance was unexpected because of the past family troubles, but people who saw him there thought it was a sign he was turning a corner. "And they thought, 'oh this is good. This is progress,'" said Tambria Read, a longtime resident of Sutherland Springs who is good friends with Kelley's...
  • Texas officials cite domestic situation in church shooting: ...

    11/06/2017 4:55:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/11/17 | Dylan Stableford
    Two women believed to be the wife and mother-in-law of the gunman who opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday sometimes attended the church and appear to have been close to the pastor’s family, online records and social media profiles reviewed by Yahoo News show. And police revealed on Monday that the 26-year-old gunman, Devin Patrick Kelley, of New Braunfels, Texas, sent threatening texts to his mother-in-law. .....
  • The Bill of Rights, and the Safety of a Nation Under Attack

    11/07/2017 8:00:11 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 6, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Another horrible shooting has the Left talking about gun control, as if people already in violation of tons of other laws would be dissuaded by one more. So the Right responds by focusing on the Second Amendment, which is certainly legitimate and relevant, as it was intended to protect the American people from all manner of assaults, whether from a mugger in an alley, a street gang in the neighborhood, an enemy abroad, or a tyrant in our own capitol.. ...but we often forget the relevance of another Amendment, the First, which is increasingly under assault, particularly in the context...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Texas Shooting Hero, Stephen Willeford, Describes in Harrowing Detail How he Took Down..

    11/06/2017 5:43:24 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 35 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 11/06/2017 | Steven Crowder
    An actual world exclusive. Turns out the man's daughter is a fan and #MugClub members. This is an amazing story. It's no wonder the MSM doesn't want you to know about him. He's everything they try to claim gun owners are NOT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4HEchh0XD8
  • Texas Officials Credit Armed Citizen with Stopping Church Massacre

    11/06/2017 4:29:07 PM PST · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | AWR Hawins
    During a November 6 press conference, officials credited an armed citizen with stopping the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The citizen who stopped the Texas church attack is described as a man who grabbed his AR-15 before he grabbed his shoes. (My emphasis) Witness Johnnie Langendorff said the good guy with the gun–identified as Stephen Willeford–ran out of his house without any shoes, holding his rifle determined to end the attack on the church.
  • Air Force 'mistake' kept Texas shooter's conviction off background check database: Report

    11/06/2017 3:22:22 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-6-2017 | Kara Zupkus
    The man who police say shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to enter his assault conviction into a federal database, according to a report.........
  • How Did The Texas Shooter Pass A Background Check After A Domestic Violence Conviction?

    11/06/2017 5:50:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 6, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    ... given that Kelley was given a "bad-conduct discharge" from the U.S. Air Force in 2014, which is not the same as a dishonorable discharge, contrary to previous reports, and spent a year in jail after beating his wife and child in 2012--how did he obtain firearms? Yes, a dishonorable discharge would also make him a prohibited person, but either way, Kelley is a banned person; he a convicted domestic abuser. Somehow Kelley was able to pass a background check and obtain a rifle at Academy Sports & Outdoors in April of 2016? Yet, I’m sure the search for answers...
  • Video of Witness to Church Shooting and Pursuit by Citizens

    11/05/2017 5:48:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 71 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Johnnie Langendorff recounts capture of church shooter in Sutherland, Texas. Link to video There was a gunfight. Johnnie saw the last of it. The defender asked Johnnie for help in following the shooter.  Johnnie and the defender chased the shooter, the shooter eventually ran off the road. The community rifleman kept the shooter covered with his rifle. The church shooter did not move after that. The police showed up a few minutes later. ©2017 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included. Gun Watch
  • Multiple dead in shooting at church in Sutherland Springs, Texas [name now released!]

    11/05/2017 3:11:58 PM PST · by ETL · 177 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 5, 2017
    A gunman opened fire inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday, killing and injuring multiple people, authorities said The shooting suspect has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, CBS News has learned The Connally Memorial Medical Center said "multiple" victims are being treated Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they were responding to the shooting. An FBI crisis response team is also on the scene, a law enforcement official said Officials will hold a press conference that will be live on CBSN; watch in the player above
  • 27 dead, 30 injured in Sutherland Springs church shooting, sources say

    11/05/2017 1:48:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    KSAT TV ^ | Updated: 3:08 PM, November 05, 2017 | Van Darden, Chris Shadrock, Erica Hernandez
    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - At least 27 people have been killed and 30 people have been injured in a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A witness reported seeing the as-yet unidentified man walk into First Baptist Church and began shooting around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Wilson County commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told a CNN reporter that the gunman fled in a vehicle after the shooting and is now dead after a brief pursuit. Some survivors were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center via medical helicopter. Their conditions are not known.