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Once again, gun laws failed to stop the mass shooting at a Texas church

Once again, gun laws failed to stop the mass shooting at a Texas church

As President Trump stated earlier today, the cause behind the horrific mass shooting that took place in Sutherland Springs, TX yesterday was a mental illness issue, not a gun issue.  And the fact that the individual was given permission to purchase a firearm by the FBI during a lawful background check proves once again that gun laws will not stop criminals from carrying out unlawful actions.

There have been hundreds of articles and examples of how criminals who want to acquire a gun, can and will despite restrictions placed upon them by a city, state, or Federal agency.  And all one has to do is look at the statistics for cities like Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. to see that restricting the rights of citizens to own and carry firearms simply makes them much less safe from those who are either mentally unstable, or who are committed towards initiating criminal activity.

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The suspect who opened fire inside a Texas church, killing 26 people and injuring 20 more did not have a license to carry a gun but had bought four firearms, authorities said. The attack was most likely motivated by domestic trouble, not religion or race.

“There was a domestic situation going on within the family and the in-laws,”¬†Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety told reporters on Monday. The shooter, identified as¬†Devin Patrick Kelley, sent¬†‚Äúthreatening text messages‚ÄĚto his mother-in-law, Martin said.

Kelley’s in-laws attended the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas¬†“from time to time,”¬†but were not there at the time of the shooting, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt. –¬†Russia Today

Contrary to propaganda, police and law enforcement are not the ‘First Responders’ to a crime, but rather the one being victimized is the true first responder as their actions will dictate how a situation carries itself out.¬† And thus the right and ability to protect oneself by any means necessary is one of the primary reasons why the 2nd Amendment was confirmed in the Constitution on the eve of the nation’s birth.

It is not the right of people who do not like firearms to tell those who do what they can or cannot own in regards to guns, just as under the law it is not the right of a religious institution to force their beliefs down the throats of an ‘unbeliever’.¬† And ironically it was one of the military’s more powerful commands that carried the motto, “War is our profession, and peace is our product’ through their use of superior fire power to act as a deterrent against others taking the risk of being annihilated if they attacked.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for The Daily Economist,,, and Viral Liberty, and hosts the popular youtube podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.



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