Devin Kelley

How other countries can help us understand America's mass shooting crisis

When Devin Kelley entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5 and shot and killed 26 people, it became the 308th mass shooting of 2017 in the United States. It came four weeks after the Las Vegas shooting, where Stephen Paddock killed 59 people from a 32nd-floor hotel …

Stephen Paddock

The Day Domestic Violence Came To Church

No one saw the Sutherland Springs massacre coming. But the signs were there.<p>SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― Here’s how it begins.<p>On a Saturday night in 2014, 18-year-old Danielle Shields sent a friend a series of panicked texts. Her boyfriend, Devin Patrick Kelley, was abusing her, she wrote. Her arms …

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Two accidentally shot at church meeting to discuss church shootings

Two people were accidentally shot at a church group meeting to discuss church shootings.<p>Emergency services were called to First United Methodist …

Guns

Man threatens to 'blow up' Iowa Catholic church, officials say

A 75-year-old man was arrested Friday after making a threat against St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cumming, according to the Madison County Sheriff's …

Crime

5 Reforms To Gun Laws That Would Actually Make A Difference

Following another egregious shooting, media, politicians, and celebrities are demanding that we again discuss gun control. They allege that …

Gun Control

My Restraining Order Was More Than ‘Just A Piece Of Paper’

After I wrote about how it was easier for me to buy a gun than get a restraining order and how this is a problem, I expected to get some backlash — …

Guns

Bipartisan gun bill, high school hazing, marketing scammers: Your Friday morning news roundup

Good morning. Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.<p>Weather: Morning clouds, then partly cloudy, windy and warmer. High: 82 …

Texas

Facebook has been fighting fake news for nearly a year. But it won’t say if it's working.

Mother Jones illustration<p>Just hours after the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas earlier this month, conspiracy theories …

Liberal View

Senators reach bipartisan gun control deal: report

A group of Democratic and Republican senators has reached a deal on creating new gun legislation that would add more information to the database used …

Gun Control

Joe Biden Says the Man Who Shot the Texas Church Shooter Shouldn't Have Had an AR-15

During a Monday appearance on NBC’s “Today,” former Vice President Joe Biden revealed that he doesn’t believe Stephen Willeford should have been able …

Guns

Why Men Kill

In 2011, soon after marrying his first wife, Devin Kelley began beating her. He would kick and choke her, and then turn on her infant son. Once he …

Liberal View

Both sides of gun debate wonder how to keep guns from those who shouldn’t have them

The recent mass shootings in California and Texas that killed a total of more than 30 people were committed by men who should not have been able to obtain firearms, highlighting the difficulty of preventing people who want guns from getting them.<p>In Sutherland Springs, Tex., Devin Kelley killed 26 …

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How mass shootings, domestic violence are linked

<i>Erika Yingling is director of Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services.</i><i><br>Desire Bennett is Advocacy Manager YWCA Greater Cincinnati</i><p>On Nov. 5, Devin …

Gun Control

It’s Time to Stop ‘Leaving Your Sword’ outside Church

Force can stop force. Defensive arms are not unclean or disrespectful.<p>Last week it was Sutherland Springs, Texas; in September, Antioch, Tenn.; two …

Guns

Oh my: Joe Biden 46, Trump 35?

Glancing at the headline, you would think this was a dynamite poll for good ol’ Uncle Joe.<p>Is it? A twice-elected VP famous for his alleged common …

Conservative View

At least 4 dead after California shootings, suspected gunman grew up in Raleigh

National<p>The New Yorker recently reported that film executive Harvey Weinstein hired private investigators to track his accusers and journalists to …

Crime

Democratic Senator Says Bipartisan Gun Legislation Is 'Super Close'

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted on Wednesday that his colleagues in the Senate are nearing a bipartisan deal on gun legislation in the wake of …

Gun Control

Army admits to 'significant' omissions relaying criminal info to firearms database

<b>(CNN) —</b> The chief of staff of the Army, Gen. Mark Milley, said Wednesday that the Army had made a "significant amount of omissions" following a review launched in the wake of revelations that Texas church shooter Devin Kelley's military criminal history was not properly relayed by the Air Force to …

U.S. Politics

Poll: Majority of American voters favor stricter gun laws

The number of American voters who support universal background checks for gun purchases has hit a new high, according to a poll released …

Gun Control

Can We Legislate Our Way to Perfection?

After atheist Devin Kelley attempted through mass murder to bring about his own personal Utopia at a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, many …

Conservative View

Dem senator: 'Super close' on bipartisan deal on guns

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said on Wednesday that senators are nearing a bipartisan deal on gun legislation following a number of high-profile mass …

John Cornyn

Boston Globe: It's Time To Consider Gun Confiscation

Well, if there’s one thing we can say about this <i>Boston Globe</i> op-ed, it’s honest. I don’t mean honest regarding facts or anything, but honest in …

Gun Control

Texas Shooting Shows Once Again That Animal Cruelty and Human Cruelty Are Strongly Linked

Photo by The Orchid Club | CC BY 2.0What do Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Devin Kelley the Texas church killer and a host of other …

Liberal View

Was Devin Kelley’s Atheism Responsible for His Rampage?

Devin Kelley, the Sutherland Church shooter, was an atheist. The evidence for that is quite clear, even if you haven’t seen it in the mainstream …

Atheism

Joe Biden Says the Hero Texan Who Stopped the Church Shooting Should Not Have Been Armed With Rifle

Former Vice President Joe Biden was asked how Democrats can defend a request for a ban on AR-15 rifles after the Texas church shooting when Stephen …

Guns

Oh, Joe: Former Vice President Says NRA Member Who Engaged Texas Shooter Shouldn't Have Been Armed

Well, Joe Biden said something stupid—again. I know diarrhea of the mouth is the former vice president’s lifelong issue, but this time it was rather …

Guns

Texas church massacre and the Clinton, Obama administrations

They were warned about the Pentagon's failure to report to the gun background check system. Where was the urgency?: Our view<p>Five-year-old Ryland Ward's tiny body was shattered by five bullets while he prayed with his family in church this month. He miraculously survived. Twenty-five people, …

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Trump consoles wrong mass shooting victims after California attack, Twitter notices

Following four murders by a heavily armed gunman in a small northern California town on Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted his sympathies, to …

Donald Trump

Devin Kelley on What It's Like to Share a Name With a Mass Shooter

Devin Kelley on What It’s Like to Share a Name With a Mass Shooter<p>After the Sutherland Springs tragedy, he looked at his phone and saw strangers …

Texas

Man who pursued Texas church shooting suspect: Why wouldn't you want to take him down?

National<p>In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, moving four public holidays from traditional dates to designated Mondays. Congress …

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