The Texas Church Shooter Should Have Been Legally Barred From Owning Guns
The Air Force says a mistake allowed Devin Patrick Kelley to buy guns. On Sunday Kelley opened fire on a small chuch in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The former airman had an assault-style rifle and two handguns — all purchased by him, according to federal officials — when he shot and killed 26 people. He also had a known record of domestic violence. In 2012, while he was in the U.S. Air Force, he was court-martialed for assaulting his then-wife and stepson. He served a year in confinement at a Naval facility in California after a plea bargain.