Sunday, November 5, 2017, 11:30 a.m., Devin Patrick Kelley walked up to the front of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and shot at the building. He then entered the house of worship and began shooting and killing at least 26 churchgoers, injuring dozens of others who have since been taken to area medical centers for treatment. Ages of the victims range from 5 to 72 years old.
Sutherland Springs is part of sparsely populated Wilson County, 30 miles east of San Antonio. After a short pursuit of the suspect into nearby Guadalupe County, it is reported that Kelley has been killed, by what means is not certain.
Countless politicians in the pocket of the National Rifle Association have issued their rote pledges of “thoughts and prayers” for the community of Sutherland Springs. President @realDonaldTrump tweeted, “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas,” which is ironic because congregants gathered at First Baptist Church in order to do just that: be with God.
It should come to no surprise to hard-boiled news readers that the garbage sycophants have started acting up: Kelley is a recent convert to Islam; Kelley left a manifesto on Facebook. @StockMonsterUSA, who professes to “LOVE TRUMP,” tweeted the dead suspect is “said to be a Radical Alt-Left Antifa member,” which other crackpots are parroting. We’ll see about that.
More rational thinkers also took to social media, demanding action:
Although Kelley’s Facebook page was immediately deleted after the massacre, a remaining screen grab is circulating, showing an October 29 shared photo of an assault rifle that Kelley captioned with, “She’s a bad bitch.” Kelley allegedly dropped a Ruger assault rifle at the church.
The Daily Beast reports that Kelley served in the U.S. Air Force from 2009 to 2013, and had taught at a summer Bible school.
Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ)—herself the victim of senseless gun violence at a public appearance with constituents in Tucson—has been tweeting more substantial sentiments: “I am praying that our lawmakers find the courage to face our nation’s gun violence problem. This must stop. #SutherlandSprings.