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Sessions orders review of firearms tracking system

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the federal government to review a system used to track gun ownership and restrict firearms sales. The move comes less than three weeks after Devin Kelley, a court-martialed Air Force veteran, used a rifle he bought in 2016 to kill 25 people inside a …

News (U.S.)

Oversight Groups Have Repeatedly Identified Flaws In Military Crime Reporting

In 2012, after Devin P. Kelley was convicted of domestic violence by a military court, Holloman Air Force Base failed to input that conviction into a federal database used for gun-purchase background checks.<p>The oversight enabled Kelley to buy multiple weapons from licensed gun dealers, which the …

News (U.S.)

Which domestic abusers will go on to commit murder? This one act offers a clue.

In 2012, while stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Devin Patrick Kelley assaulted his wife and stepson. Kelley was subsequently convicted of domestic violence and released early from the Air Force.<p>One important detail of the attack: In addition to fracturing the child’s skull and …

Crime

The Air Force's top officer wants the light-attack aircraft to be part of a high-tech battlefield

• <b>The Air Force is still considering adopting a light-attack aircraft to provide close air support and other low-level missions.</b>• <b><br>The force's chief of staff wants a light-attack aircraft that augments information-sharing on the battlefield.</b>• <b><br>Light-attack aircraft the US is evaluating are already in</b> …

Military

Fresh from Saudi demo, Scorpion jet shows off in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Textron’s Scorpion jet has had a busy couple of weeks in the Middle East, capping off a demonstration to Saudi Arabia …

Aerospace

Texas gunman’s ex-wife said he once put a gun to her head and asked, ‘Do you want to die?’

NEW BRAUNFELS, Tex. — The former wife of the man responsible for killing 26 people in a Texas church last week said he had threatened to kill her over the course of their relationship, once putting a gun to her head and asking her whether she wanted to die.<p>The comments, the first public statements …

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Texas shooter's ex-wife: 'Demons ... hatred' consumed him

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first wife of the Texas church shooter described him as a menacing and abusive man who constantly threatened her and her family with death.<p>Devin Patrick Kelley carried out the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history on Sunday, killing 25 people and an unborn child at First Baptist …

Crime

Who is Tessa Brennaman? Texas gunman's ex-wife recalls how he put a gun to her head and asked, 'Do you want to die'

Brennaman and Devin Kelley had got married in April 2011 and lived at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.<p>The ex-wife of Texas church gunman …

Crime

In Air Force, Colleague Feared Church Gunman Would ‘Shoot Up the Place’

At the start of his Air Force career, Devin P. Kelley was picked for a demanding and selective intelligence analyst school. He walked into his first Monday of class with a crisp blue uniform, shined shoes, and for perhaps the first time in years, with hope. It didn’t last.<p>Two years later, he found …

Crime

Texas church gunman’s ex-wife tells Inside Edition: He just had a lot of demons

The Texas church gunman’s first wife said Devin Patrick Kelley once held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her in an interview with Inside Edition.<p>"He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him," Tessa Brennaman, 25, said in a recorded interview.<p>Kelley enlisted in the Air Force in …

Crime

Texas church killing shows gun control only as good as compliance

On Sunday, Nov. 5, 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley walked into First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and fatally shot 25 people, along …

Gun Control

Q&A: Texas gunman's punishment spotlights military justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years before Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on a Baptist church in Texas, killing more than two dozen people, the former Air Force airman faced a military jury after pleading guilty to choking his then-wife and cracking her son's skull. His sentence: 12 months confinement …

Crime

DoD Pushes New Background Checks As Disturbing New Details Emerge On Texas Church Shooter

The Department of Defense is racing to overhaul its background investigation procedures amid revelations that the Air Force missed multiple …

Military

Here's the latest updates on where JSTARS, T-X and OAX stand

WASHINGTON – The Air Force remains undecided on the future of JSTARS and its light attack test, but is confident that its next generation trainer …

Aerospace

Here’s the chilling thing the Texas church shooter said about a racist mass murderer

More of the past history of the Texas church shooter’s life is coming to light since the massacre that took 26 lives, and the latest is something chilling he said about Dylann Roof, the racist mass murderer who also targeted a church.<p><b>What did he say?</b><p>The Texas shooter told a friend and former Air …

Conservative View

Church Shooter's Morbid Obsession Involved Purchasing Dogs on Craigslist

Texas church shooter Devin Kelley told a coworker he purchased animals on Craigslist and “used dogs as target practice,” according to CNN.<p>Kelley told …

Devin Kelley

Church shooting victims face many obstacles in court

Texas church shooting victims and their families could have a hard time successfully suing the government over the Air Force's failure to submit the …

Lawmakers Back $400 Million for Possible A-10 Successor

Key lawmakers support providing the Air Force with $400 million to explore buying a new light attack aircraft for missions in the Middle East.<p>The …

Military

We need to start treating domestic violence like the national security issue it is

On Monday, law enforcement confirmed that the Texas shooter, who killed 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, had threatened …

Gun Control

Democrats fail to force vote on bill establishing select panel on gun violence

Two days after a mass shooting at a Texas church, Democratic lawmakers failed Tuesday to force a vote on legislation establishing a select committee on preventing gun violence.<p>The proposal is among more than 30 pieces of legislation introduced by Democrats this year to combat gun violence and …

Gun Control

The Texas shooter was even more of a scumbag than thought

I’m tempted to call what NBC describes in this article “red flags” but doubtless there are thousands of miscreants who commit the same crimes and …

Crime

Texas gunman discharged from AF for assaulting wife, child; Also insulted Christians, preached atheism online

ABC News <b>reports that the Texas gunman</b>, Devin Patrick Kelley, had assaulted both his wife and child and was essentially dishonorably discharged:<p>An Air …

Conservative View

The U.S. Air Force's New Light Attack Aircraft Could Have Some Amazing Killer Weapons

Firing laser-guided rockets at enemy ground locations, dropping precision-guided bombs from thousands of feet up in the air...Firing laser-guided …

Military

Donald Trump Says Texas Church Shooting Was Not 'A Guns Situation'

'Who would ever think a thing like this would happen?' US President asks.<p>US President Donald Trump on Monday called the mass shooting in Texas church …

Texas Department of Public Safety

Following Texas mass shooting, Obama calls for action on gun violence

Former President Barack Obama responded to the massacre at a Texas church on Sunday with a plea for Americans to figure out "concrete steps" that can …

Gun Control

Texas Attorney General: I Would Rather Arm Citizens Than Increase Gun Control

Amid demands for more gun control in the aftermath of Sunday’s mass shooting at a church in Sutherland, Texas, the state’s attorney general said …

Gun Control

Texas shooting: Up to 14 children killed or injured in church massacre, say police

At least 12 to 14 children are among the victims in the tragic Texas church shooting, the local sheriff has said as details of families losing loved …

Crime