Texas Pastor Comes Up With Perfect Way To Keep Church-Goers Safe After Latest Mass Shooting

The horrifying mass shooting event at a quiet church in Texas has shaken the nation to its core.

It’s also sparked a ton of passionate response, which has run the gamut from common sense wisdom to disturbing partisan talking points.

While it may be hard to tune out the latter, it’s an imperative step that needs to be taken by the nation as a whole.

As those that make all the noise continue to get all of the attention, there’s a ton of properly-grounded folks that bring actual solutions to the table that aren’t chock full of partisan bullet points.

The Independent Journal Review passes along the details on one of those solutions, and it comes from a relatively surprising source.

But Ron Smith, pastor of Church of the King in McAllen, Texas, has a plan that Lone Star State residents — and any pro-Second Amendment American — can get behind.

He is encouraging more people to get their concealed carry licenses after 26-year-old gunman Devin Patrick Kelleyopened fire during Sunday’s worship service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and injuring 30 others.

“If the public carried guns, there would be less people killed by the bad guys,” Smith told KGBT-TV. “[I]f someone comes in shooting up the crowd, and there are people here that have a license to carry, they can save lives.”

Much to the consternation of the Left, the truths of that simple point are becoming more and more apparent.

In the case of Kelley, he would only stop his rampage when he was faced with personal harm.

That’s been true in plenty of other cases as well, and it forces everyone to come to terms with one of the unfortunate realities of the world we live in.

The preacher said he plans to meet with his church’s leadership to develop a policy that would allow firearms to be brought into the sanctuary.

“Those who have a license to carry concealed, I personally encourage it,” he explained, “but it would depend on what our elders say and the written policy that we come up with.”

At the end of the day, though, Smith said he’s not worried about a shooter storming into his church because the chances of it happening are “one in a million,” and regardless, “God’s in control.”

It’s a sad state of affairs that we even have to worry about having folks arm themselves at church.

However, the realities of the world lead to a simple question that helps to reconcile that: What other choice do we have?

As long as bad people continue to do bad things, good people need to be afforded the opportunity to protect themselves and others.

Source: Independent Journal Review, myrightamerica.com

BREAKING DISCOVERY: ‘Strict Gun Laws’ Would Make No Difference In Texas Church Shooting

This Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement, informing that Devin Kelly, the attacker who killed 26 people in Texas on Sunday, had been rejected for a permission to be armed.

“By all the facts that we seem to know, he was not supposed to have access to a gun,” Abbott stated on CNN. He went on to say that the Texas Department of Public Safety gave him this information. “So how did this happen?”

Abbott clearly explained that despite the fact that the attacker tried to get a gun permit in the state of Texas, the officials did not give him that right, Nevertheless, officials still have to find out how the shooter got the gun.

The governor added up that under a federal law, Kelley should not have been allowed to even make this purchase in the first place.

“How that got through the cracks, I don’t have that information,” Abbot noted. “But it’s important to understand these are the types of facts and issues that investigators continue to look into.”

“We will be able to have clear answers to those questions in the coming days,” he went on.

Still, authorities believe Kelly was rejected “because of either answers or the lack thereof that were provided in his request to get a Texas gun permit.”

Abbott went on to say that Kelly’s motivations had been “completely deranged” and that he “had mental health issues, apparently” prior to joining the Air Force.

The Air Force gave Kelly a “bad conduct” discharge back in 2014 as he was accused and later found guilty on charges of assault against his spouse and child.

According to Texas law, a domestic violence conviction takes away a person’s right to possess a gun. Nevertheless, Texas law does not require the “surrender of firearms or ammunition by domestic abusers who have become prohibited from possessing firearms,” according to Giffords Law Center.

Additionally, it does not “require the removal of firearms or ammunition at the scene of a domestic violence incident.”

During the one-year prison sentence served for the assault, Kelley’s wife divorced him.

According to CNN, Kelly bought the Ruger AR-556 rifle back in April 2016 from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio, Texas. CNN cited an unnamed source for its information.

The editorial also writes that as Kelly had been filling in the background check, he wrote down an address in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also, he allegedly wrote that he did not have any disqualifying criminal history.

And about the massacre Sunday, Abborr made some theories about the incident.

“I don’t think this church was picked out at random.” Abbott said Monday on “CBS This Morning.” “I think there was purpose and intent that Devin Kelley had in showing up at this particular location.”

And Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt previously made a statement that Kelley’s ex-wife and former in-laws occasionally attended the church.

Yet, along with speculation about the shooter and his motives, Abbott was also asked about gun violence. It was a question he responded to by beginning with, “evil exists in this world.”

“I’m going to use the words of the citizens of Sutherland Springs themselves, and that is, they want to work together for love to overcome evil,” Abbott added.

“And you do that by working with God.”



Seconds After Church Shooter Opened Fire, One Man Did the Incredible to Send Him TO HELL

After Devin Patrick Kelly opened fire in a Texas church and slaughtered over 20 innocent people, one man stepped up big time.

Johnnie Langendorff is a hero.

Langendorff saw Kelly flee the scene like the coward he was and he proceeded to track him down in his vehicle.


From KSAT:

Langendorff then told [his girlfriend Summer] Caddel the suspect — identified as Devin Patrick Kelley — then got into an SUV and drove away, and the two gave chase.

While on the phone with 911, Langendorff told his girlfriend the chase came to an end near a sharp curve near country roads 307 and 539.

Caddel understood that to mean the Kelley crashed. Moments later law enforcement officers arrived, she said.


And to think, it took a good guy with a gun to take down a bad guy with a gun. Where have we heard that before?

What a sad day.

Keep the deceased and all those affected by this act of cowardice in your prayers.



BREAKING: SHOOTING In Texas Baptist Church! ← A Dozen Casualties

Texas PD just reported a shooting at a Baptist church in Southerland Springs in which the police has shot down the attacker.

Via CBS News:

Wilson County sheriff says there is a “situation” and first responders are on scene amid reports of a shooting.”

Not more than an hour ago, reporter Jesse Rodriguez stated:
“Source in TX tells me as many as 10-15 dead in church shooting in Sutherland Springs, near San Antonio; suspect is down,”

This is horrible.

Families in tears wait to see if their family and friends are safe. Praying for the safety of all those involved,” said Massey.

Via Mirror Uk:
“Police were responding to a shooting inside of a church in Sutherland Springs Sunday afternoon.

According to local media, there is a mass casualty situation at the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church—in the 200 block of 4th Street.

Multiple agencies were responding and medical helicopters were dispatched.”

Everybody should contact their family and friends that live in the area or happened to be going to the church.

Our most sincere compassion to the family and friends of the misfortunate people that got killed in this incident.

This is another reason why we should double-time our security, our borders, our army. We should clean our country from animals like this shooter. This must be resolved as soon as possible before even more people are hurt and killed because we are living in times when Sunday’s Church means nothing to some people.

We must take control now! Our citizens should suffer no more from the illegals who have zero knowledge or respect for us as human beings, our culture and the whole aspect of humanity as a moral value.