New Details Emerge About Texas Church Massacre — Killer Devin Kelley Deceived Hunting Store To Buy Gun
Texas church gunman Devin Kelley was denied a gun permit, says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Nonetheless, Kelley was able to purchase a Ruger AR-15 rifle at a hunting store in San Antonio after lying on the background check.
Devin Patrick Kelley, the suspect in Sunday’s mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs church, was denied permit to carry a firearm, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday. At least 26 people died and at least 20 more were wounded. At least 24 of those killed or injured were children, according to reports.
Abbott also said investigators are “aggressively looking into” a possible connection between Kelley and the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, located about 40 miles southeast of San Antonio. The gunman fired first from the outside of the church, then fired multiple rounds from a semi-automatic weapon, investigators said.
“Kelley bought a Ruger AR-556 rifle, used in the attack on the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in April of last year from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio,” reports Business Insider.
Kelley wrote on his background check that he didn’t have a “disqualifying criminal history.”
As Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Devin Kelley was dishonorably discharge in 2014 and was not allowed to possess a firearm.
Here is the case number:
No. 14-0387/AF. U.S. v. Devin P. KELLEY. CCA 38267.
According to McMilitary Law: States have laws for gun control for court martial cases.
Will I be able to own firearms?
Federal and state laws do place restrictions on the purchase of firearms by those convicted of felonies. 18 USC § 922(b). Many jurisdictions distinguish between violent and non-violent offenses.
It was against the law for Devin to own firearms.
While law enforcement have yet to reveal the killer’s motive, we have clear indiction he was a troubled individual. Former classmates of Kelley describe him as a ‘creepy’, ‘crazy’ and ‘weird,’ person who preached about atheism on the internet. On Sunday, Kelley opened fire inside First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, outside of San Antonio, killing 26 people and injuring 24.
According to his now deleted Facebook page, it appears Kelley was indeed a fan of atheism, having “liked,” pages such as ‘Friendly Atheist,’ and ‘Atheist Republic.’
Tweet credit: Paul Joseph Watson
These are the Facebook likes of the shooter, as being reported by Heavy and other outlets. pic.twitter.com/Lqw1ECwnLA
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 5, 2017