Texas Shooter Escaped Mental Institution in 2012

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX - NOVEMBER 5: Law enforcement officials gather near the First Baptist Church following a shooting on November 5, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. At least 20 people were reportedly killed and 24 injured when a gunman, identified as Devin P. Kelley, 26, entered the church during a service and opened fire. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

From the Dailywire:

The Texas mass murderer Devin Kelly’s past red flags get more numerous by the day. He has apparently been a disturbed and violent danger for years.

“On Tuesday, WFAA reported that Kelley escaped from a mental institution in New Mexico in 2012, then threatened his superiors and attempted to smuggle guns onto base. According to their report:

El Paso police arrested Devin Kelley on June 7, 2012, at a Greyhound bus station a stone’s throw from the U.S.-Mexico border after he escaped the Peak Behavioral Health Services facility about 12 miles away in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, according to the police report…. Sunland Park officers told their Texas colleagues that Kelley “was a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking firearms” onto Holloman Air Force Base and that Kelley “was attempting to carry out death threats that [he] had made on his military chain of command,” the report states.

Yet somehow this piece of human debris — a person who had purposefully cracked the skull of his infant stepson and physically abused his wife, who had tortured a dog, who had solicited a 13-year-old — was walking around free.

How?

He served just 12 months in the brig for this stunt and for his domestic violence conviction. The Air Force didn’t even bother to submit that information to the FBI, which would have prevented him from buying new weapons.”

With each new revelation about this evil individual it becomes more and more evident that the laws were in place to prevent people with this exact profile from having the ability to get fire arms. Not to mention he perhaps should have been behind bars already for his awful track record of violent behavior.

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It goes to show that it was not a failing of the law itself, and therefore more laws restricting gun ownership is not the answer. Further, the armed heroes that wounded and likely prevented Kelly from killing even more people are a testament to why law abiding citizens should protect their right to bear arms in the face of reactionary calls for gun control.

 

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