First things first: Berg’s 18th Law is still in full effect; it’s been mere hours since a man murdered 27 people at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, near San Antonio; anything you read in the media will be crap.
One thing we do know? Churches in Texas are “gun free zones”. Nobody in that church was legally authorized to carry a firearm to defend themselves or their fellow parishioners.
Like nearly all mass shootings, it took place in a “gun free zone”.
Just like David Lillehaug and Nancy Nord Bence like it.
You post your property “no guns allowed?” I’m not going there. I’m not spending money, I’m not worshipping, I’m not saying “boo”. I will consider them a threat to my safety.
But Wait: What’s this that the mainstream media is pretty roundly ignoring about the attack? The shooter was himself shot by…
…an armed citizen:
Stephen Willeford managed to shoot Devin Kelley before jumping in another man’s truck and chasing him down, the Daily Mail reported.
Texas Department of Public Safety chief Freeman Martin said Willeford “grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect” after Kelley left the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where he opened fire with an assault rifle and killed 26 people.
And just as law enforcement teaches about mass shootings these days – if you show a mass shooter any resistance, they usually break off the attack, and either give up or kill themselves.
The man who killed at least 26 people in a Baptist church in a rural Texas town on Sunday died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told CBS News in an interview on Monday morning.
Tackitt said gunfire was exchanged between the gunman and two armed citizens during a vehicle chase after the shootings.
The church was a gun-free zone – naturally. But the rest of Texas was not.
UPDATE 2: The USAF apparently neglected to report Kelley’s domestic conviction to the NICS – allowing him to buy the guns he used.