Angry White Male Shooter In Texas Showed Reasons Why He Never Should Have Been Allowed To Buy Guns

At times like this after each mass shooting we start to discover why–in most cases a white man–should have never been allowed to buy a weapon.  Let alone a stockpile of them.

Such is the case with Devin Patrick Kelley.  At a time when even over 70% of NRA members want to have more thorough background checks the fact such procedures are not even allowed to be considered by congress is shocking, and telling.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reports that Kelley had three guns which were recovered.  A Glock 9mm and a Ruger .22-caliber in addition to the Ruger AR-556 rifle at the church.  In addition it needs noting Kelley was decked out in the same type of military outer wear that soldiers wear.

There were warnings signs all along that Kelley should not have been allowed to purchase weapons.  He had sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, who attended the church.  It seems that from the evidence thus far the mass shooting stemmed from a domestic situation and was not racially or religiously motivated.

The large red flag that I noticed this morning as to why he should have never been allowed to buy a gun–and a complete background check would have alerted gun dealers to this fact–has to do with Kelley being charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty in east-central Colorado.  Statistics clearly show a link between those who abuse animals, and loved ones, having a higher probability of being involved with gun violence.

And speaking of physical abuse The Denver Post reports court records indicate someone was granted a protection order against Kelley on Jan. 15, 2015, also in El Paso County.

All of these matters would have shown up on a complete background check when one wants to buy a deadly weapon—if only such complete background checks were mandated by congress.

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