4 thoughts on “Gov. Abbott Calls Sutherland Springs Church Shooting State’s Worst

  1. What policies will Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, and the state legislature enact to prevent such horrific, deplorable acts in Texas in the future?

    Thoughts and prayers are not sufficient.

    • Or we could start by making sure that the laws that are already on the books are actually enforced. “Kelley purchased the Ruger AR-556 rifle in April 2016 from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio, a law enforcement official told CNN.” The shooter received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force in 2014 for assault on his wife and child, which disqualifies him from possessing a firearm in the first place. He should never have been able to buy this gun.

      Here is the relevant statute:

      TEXAS PENAL CODE
      TITLE 10. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND MORALS
      CHAPTER 46. WEAPONS

      Sec. 46.04. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM.
      (b) A person who has been convicted of an offense under Section 22.01, punishable as a Class A misdemeanor and involving a member of the person’s family or household, commits an offense if the person possesses a firearm before the fifth anniversary of the later of:
      (1) the date of the person’s release from confinement following conviction of the misdemeanor

      http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/05/us/devin-kelly-texas-church-shooting-suspect/index.html
      http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.46.htm

  2. Interesting how Abbott is suddenly now the soul of compassion and Christian (?!) charity when it comes to Sutherland Springs but only yesterday he wouldn’t have rolled across the street to spit on you if you were a Texan on fire for being gay, a Muslim, a 14 year old girl in need of an abortion, a child with no insurance, a Black citizen who stood up against racism and police brutality, a political liberal fighting for the environment – on and on and on. I had to turn off the TV when his smarminess appeared – suddenly nauseous from the overwhelming “Compassionate Christian” (?!) hypocrisy on display.

  3. Let’s discuss the REAL issue we Texans hate. Gun control. There REALLY are shades of gray! What purpose is an assault rifle? I don’t personally know any hunters who own one. Why would Academy sell one? Seriously people???

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