It has come to light That The US Air force failed to file papers that would have prevented Texas Mass Shooter Devin Kelly from owning a gun. Kelly, the perpetrator in Sundays event where 27 people were killed & 24 injured, in Sutherland Springs, Texas, could have possibly been avoided if procedure had been followed.
This was confirmed today in a statement from the Air Force, that the military branch had failed to properly inform the FBI of Kelly’s 2012 court martial conviction for assault. This alone would have kicked in an immediate gun ownership ban, and background checks would not have been passed.
Concerns were also once again highlighted as to how The Military responds to Domestic Violence issues. It’s very rare that someone is court-martialed for domestic violence. These cases are typically under reported, which makes it hard to gather statistics and effect change. Survivors fear repercussions for their abusers and the possible prevention of partners moving up the ranks, or even ending a military career.
Stephen Willeford, the heroic NRA member who shot the Sutherland Springs Church killer saved his community members. In the video below he goes into detail about his level of response. Many have been critical regarding the use of firearms by responsible gun owners in situations of this ilk, but had Stephen not intervened, more could have died.
Clearly procedural changes need to be implemented within the Military and tight lipped traditions challenged. Calling for changes in gun laws when those on the books are not administered, is putting the cart before the horse. Sadly the left uses every opportunity for divide at a time when we clearly need to come together. I pray for healing for this community and The US as a whole.
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US President Donald Trump is currently on his Asian tour and The Media never miss a trick. If they are not crucifying him for not bowing, they are calling his impeachment. This time for dumping the whole box of fish flakes into the koi pond, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, rather than delicately dropping each flake, one by one. The horror, where is your fish flake sharing etiquette Donald? So un-presidential.
His host saw the funny side of it, but clearly everything is such a big deal when it comes to Trump. Had Obama done it, they would have named a federal holiday in his honor and given every US child a koi carp called Barry. Its sad, but true folks.
Mr Trump stated North Korea was “a threat to the civilized world,” whilst emphasizing a strong relationship with Japan. Seoul, South Korea however prepares for his visit tomorrow amid protests which took place in the capitol on Saturday, with attendees chanting slogans and waving banners.
Whilst avoiding Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula, he will deliver what a speech before the country’s national assembly. I am sure with the aid of teleprompter and staying on script crisis will be averted. Without a doubt some dumb spin will be added by The US Media.
With Korea. China, Vietnam & The Philippines yet to come in this 5 nation tour, I wonder if the Media will find anything positive to say about The Presidents objectives. Will Kim Jong Fool hold out and olive branch and request a peace summit? We will have to wait and see. Stay safe President Trump, we still have your back!
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27 people were killed yesterday, 24 injured, around 11.30 am, in a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church on a Sunday morning. The killer was identified as Devin Patrick Kelly from Braunfels, Texas, who was given a dishonorable discharge and a court martial in 2014. He was permanently banned from owning a gun. The ANTIFA connection will not be mentioned by The lame stream media. He was reportedly killed after a chase, the details of which are a little sketchy to say the least.
Before the bodies were cold, predictably Liberals were jumping on the #GunControl bandwagon. It is as if they forget that many of the previous shootings were perpetrated by Democrats with ANTIFA connections.
Will Wheaton who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek, The Next Generation, and very little else was one of the first. He slammed Speaker Paul Ryan for offering Prayers over legislation changes.
MSNBC’s very own Black Supremacist Joy Ann Reid chimed in with her usual inability to gauge the facts on their own merits, rather to politicized blindly. This woman could turn a debate about a ham sandwich into a race row. The bread was white, that’s racist. At least it got her mind off trashing President Trump for a while, which is her favorite pastime.
John Fugelsang, Sirius Radio Host in typical Liberal Fashion, tweets in rhymes, like the Joker from Batman. Riddle me this and riddle me that, some folks got shot, lets blame responsible gun owners for that. He often suggests others should do something, yet never specifies exactly what. Disagreeing is not demonizing John, no matter how much you try to paint it as such.
Outspoken British TV Presented Piers Morgan is known for his ant gun stance. His inability to grasp that the issue is one of illegal gun ownership, rather than gun ownership in general, is annoying. His pen chant for sensationalizing issues for a story is unprofessional to say the least. If he is so vehemently anti 2nd amendment, he should stay in the UK. Another example of someone in the public eye suggesting changes, but failing to clarify exactly what.
I always have to ask how many of these people will be giving up their armed guards in order to make a difference? Surely the first step has to be to enforce the current gun laws in an attempt to stop mass shootings. The left has an all or nothing ideology of a total repeal of the 2nd Amendment, but this is folly. We have had this right from back before any of us can remember.
The main conversation no one wants to enter into is one of Mental Health and Gun Ownership. There is no way this individual could be classified in any other way but Mentally Ill, yet some would say those who are, should be allowed to own a gun. Lets not forget that this individual was banned from owning a gun, so laws in place only ever cover LEGAL gun ownership. The issue each time comes back to illegal guns.
Whether you want to hear it or not YES one responsible gun owner can reduce the carnage in a mass shooting and clearly in this case did. Wait for the facts before you make a judgment on this. No matter what sanctimonious. minor celebrities may tell you, prayer really does help and can move mountains. Don’t be drawn into the blame game, as no one will ever agree. Finally, see the ideologies and individual clearly designed to divide. You are better than that!!
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New revelations have come to light regarding Hillary Clinton’s Racist attitude in a new tell all by Donna Brazile, former DNC Chair. In her book “HACKS” The inside story of The Break-in’s & Breakdowns That put Donald Trump in the White House, Brazile accuses Clinton of “treating her like a slave” among other things.
“I’m not Patsey The Slave” Brazile told DNC Staffers, working on the Clinton Campaign, referring to a character from The Movie, 12 Years A Slave. Excerpts from Brazile’s book were reported on Saturday by The Washington Post, who quoted from an advanced copy, no doubt hand delivered by Donna herself.
This is not the first time Hillary and her crew have been accused of Racism. In the above clip from 1996, Hillary Clinton uses the term“super-predators” referring to black people, while promoting her husband, President Bill Clinton’s criminal justice reforms. She also went on to say that they needed to be “brought to heel” and other phrases that have come back to haunt her from time to time.
Other revelations indicate that she considered replacing Hillary Clinton with Vice President Joe Biden after health concerns came to light. Collapsing and coughing fits do not inspire confidence in voters. The fact that the DNC was allegedly flat broke when Brazile took over seemed to compound her frustrations.
As interesting as all of this is, we cannot forget that this former CNN commentator gave debate questions in advance to Hillary on at least one occasion. Brazile also reveals she feared for her life, after the unsolved murder of Seth Rich. She expressed concerns today on Twitter in the tweet below, asking for people to refrain from posting threats.
As Hillary is yet to publicly respond, we wait with baited breath to see what does indeed transpire. I don’t doubt that Donna is scared, but it would be all too convenient for anything sinister to happen to Ms Brazile, right? I am sure Seth Rich’s friends and countless others had thought the same. My advice is to use some of your book advance to pay for some private security Donna.
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Xander Gibb has written for many publications and writes with an unapologetic response to the world around.