Twenty Dead In Texas Church Shooting

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  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
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    This "carry" business has unlimited numbers of interpretations and possible situations/resolutions. Massad Ayoob explored them all. Really intuitive reading for any considering arming themselves and even those already armed.

    For example, as Ken points out, openly carrying a handgun, while a "macho" thing to some, is stupid unless it's the only way allowed. Picture being alone somewhere, your holster and gun clearly visible to a guy behind you bent on having a gun......what do you think he could do? Furthermore, if a criminal has marked you as his next victim, and he senses only he and the intended victim are present, he sees your holstered gun, and before you begin to realize what's happening, he robs you after he has shot you, and guess what he steals first?

    One may carry a hidden firearm for the rest of his born days, and very likely never once experience any need to pull it out. But, that one in a million chance, should it become reality, presents one with the horrible reality of the need to shoot an assailant.
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    Ok, update of the shooter.........he attended a church festival five days before he done the shooting. His in-laws, who he had an ongoing dispute with, attended this church.

    I really felt, as did the local sheriff, that he knew this church.
     
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  3. Chrissy Cross

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    Yes, he knew that church...that was stated right away I think. How could he not, it's a very small town.

    Also, he taught a bible study class there once awhile ago.

    All the carnage and his MIL wasn't even in church that day! :(
     
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    Interesting about the bible study. Didn't know about that. Thing is, nobody, but his MIL's friend brought it up about him and this church. IOW, nobody that goes to that church recognized his face on the news? Odd, to me.

    But, also found out that he escaped from an institution the Air Force was holding him in, while waiting for his court martial. He was found in El Paso, Texas and returned.
     
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    That bible study was just one or two classes, he became an atheist or was even one then, I don't know.

    Seems he had anger issues going back a few years....he should NOT have been sold a gun in my opinion.

    Maybe now gun shops will look deeper and what should go on someone's record will...it's important.
     
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    Just want to add that I'm sure he would have found a gun no matter what, especially in Texas.
     
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