Blogger finds one common factor between the Las Vegas, New York, Sutherland Springs, and Tehama County
Motive still unexplained for the Las Vegas attack
In a 20 October 2017 CNN article, the author admitted:
The lack of answers, especially about the timeline, seems all the more curious when, it would appear, many moments in the shooter’s dayslong preparation — and the actual assault — were captured by hotel video surveillance or by cameras the gunman himself installed in his suite and hallway.
For the current main stream media journalists, the crush of time must prevent any research beyond the notes handed out by the local law enforcement officers. Otherwise, they might discover that Stephen Paddock regularly verbally abused his girlfriend (Marilou Danley) or that he had an abnormal gambling habit. Whether this indicates an underlying mental health issue, the issue certainly can be debated.
A Socialist news site struggles to explain the Halloween New York bike path attack
A 2 November 2017 installment of Socialist Worker opined over their inability to discern the stated objective of the Islamic terrorist, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov.
Coming less than a month after Stephen Paddock gunned down 58 people at a country music concert in Las Vegas, it seems like would-be killers are competing to come up with the most horrifying atrocities, whether or not they pledge allegiance to ISIS, as Saipov allegedly did.
It’s too early to know much more about Saipov and his motivations, but it can be clearly stated from the beginning that if he did think murdering innocent people in New York City would in any way strike a blow against the forces of U.S. empire that are oppressing Muslims across the world, he was horribly wrong.
Admittedly, I had to wade through a number of sites that saw the truth; however, this socialist website remained true to the message that initially appeared on many main stream sites like CNN.
The Washingon Post continued this theme in a 6 November 2017 article by claiming to see no motive.
While authorities have not publicly identified a motive for the attack, they emphasized that the shooting did not appear to be fueled by racial or religious issues, as has been the case with other rampages at U.S. houses of worship. Instead, they pointed to the gunman’s issues with his relatives, saying that Kelley had been sending “threatening texts” to his mother-in-law, who was not at the First Baptist Church when he opened fire on the congregation Sunday morning.
“This was not racially motivated, it wasn’t over religious beliefs,” Freeman Martin, a regional director with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at a news briefing Monday. “There was a domestic situation going on within the family and the in-laws.”
Yeah, the Washington Post thinks wasn’t fueled by religious issues (although the shooter had previously railed against Christians on Facebook and did not stop shooting when he saw his in-laws were not at the church). Then again, the Washington Post has been known to slant things the ways they want to slant them.
NPR tells of the lack of motives in Tehama County
As told in a National Public Radio article, it seems that there are again no motives for the murders of innocents.
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said police recovered two semi-automatic rifles with “a number of multiround clips. These firearms were manufactured illegally, we believe, by him at his home.” Johnston said Neal also had two handguns registered in someone else’s name.
Johnston said police believe that Neal killed his wife Monday night after the two had quarreled and that he stashed her body beneath the floorboards.
“We believe that is what started this whole event,” he said in a news conference Wednesday.
But Johnston also said police have not yet determined a motive for the shootings. “I think he was just on a rampage. I think he had a desire to kill as many people as he could, and whether or not he had a desire to die at the hands of police, I don’t know.”
So, while skirting around the fact that gun laws were in effect in Tehama County when this man used other people’s identities and his own skills to both buy and make guns for murder, NPR focuses on the fact that nobody can pin down a reason for the murders. Considering that these acts likely came from a deranged mind, who will?
Devin Kelley sent messages to his in-laws at the church
Newsmax reported in a 6 November 2017 story how the atheist had been sending threatening texts to his mother-in-law prior to making the murderous rampage.
The gunman who murdered 26 people at a Texas church Sunday is believed to have been driven by a “domestic” dispute, officials said Monday.
“This was not racially motivated, it wasn’t over religious beliefs. There was a domestic situation going on with the family and in-laws,” Freeman Martin, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, told a news conference.
“The suspect’s mother-in-law attended this church,” he said, adding that 26-year-old shooter Devin Patrick Kelley had sent her “threatening texts” prior to the mass shooting.
“We know he sent threatening … that she had received threatening text messages from him,” Martin said.
Kelley’s in-laws were not at First Baptist’s church service Sunday, but did go there to talk to authorities Sunday afternoon.
“I heard that they attended church from time to time, not on a regular basis,” Sheriff Joe Tackitt said earlier Monday.
Martin also there is video from inside the church, but is not prepared to speak about what it shows, at this time.
ATF agent Fred Milanowski said during a news conference Monday that officers recovered a Ruger AR-556 rifle at the church.
Milanowski said two additional handguns were recovered from the vehicle driven by Kelley — a Glock 9mm and a Ruger .22-caliber. Milanowski says all three weapons were purchased by the now-deceased suspect.
(Read more at Newsmax)
In addition to this report, there are also a number of articles that tell us how Devin Kelley regularly went on anti-Christian rants and berated anyone who believed in God. Therefore, to say that this was just a domestic dispute would seem to be cutting a large part of the story out.
Air Force admits it should have followed procedures
A 6 November 2017 Washington Times article centers on the Air Force admission that it mistakenly did not inform the FBI of Devin Kelley’s domestic abuse of his family (one of several things that should have stopped Devin Kelley from buying any guns).
The Air Force launched a review Monday after admitting that it had blundered by failing to submit Devin Patrick Kelley’s criminal history to the FBI background check system, thus providing ammunition to both sides of the gun control debate.
On the one hand, gun control advocates called for closing loopholes and tightening background checks in the aftermath of the mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 dead and 20 wounded.
On the other hand, Second Amendment supporters argued that the Air Force’s mistake comes as another example of gun control measures failing to stop mass shootings, even as a former National Rifle Association instructor was able to stop Kelley.
“No amount of top-down gun control is going to stop a determined killer — whether it’s from human error or from killers stealing their weapons,” said Gun Owners of America spokesman Jordan Stein. “The Sandy Hook shooter in Connecticut stole his AR-15. So did the Clackamas mall shooter in Oregon.”
Mr. Stein added, “What actually stops an evil psychopath is what we saw on Sunday — a good guy with a gun.”
The Air Force announced it would undertake a “comprehensive review” of its handling of criminal records after discovering that Holloman Air Force Base officials failed to report to the federal database Kelley’s 2012 court-martial and conviction on two counts of domestic assault.
(Read more at Washington Times)
Had I continued to quote the Washington Times, it would have claimed that Kelley legally purchased the guns used in the massacre. However, although I sometimes respect some reporters, I am more likely to take the opinion of lawmakers and lawyers when it comes to gun law.
Just because the Air Force neglected to report a felon domestic abuser to the FBI and just because Kelley lied on a form and did not get caught does not make his lawlessness legal.
Joseph Watson offers some points out of the polarizing statements made
Please take in mind that this post’s article does not constitute a transcript to the following video. In contrast, the following text both follows and augments the points Mr. Watson makes. Thence, he starts by noting that this mass murder cannot be placed at the feet of:
- Whatever other group you can reasonably associate with Devin Kelley
Nonetheless, in order to explain the events that have unfolded in Sutherland Springs, we can say this about the shooter:
- He was a committed atheist who had a habit calling Christians stupid. This, of course, does not infer that all atheists bear responsibility; however, it might suggest that this is (in part) an anti-Christian hate crime. For if it were just a personal dispute, why did he go on to massacre everyone he could in the church?
- He did have an issue with someone in the church (as mentioned in the first article of this post); however, to ignore his bias against Christians would be to ignore an enormous part of the overall equation.
- While we do know that Devin Kelley had spent time in a mental hospital (and escaped from it) after assaulting his wife and child in the Air Force, we do not know what role mind-altering SSRI drugs played in the events of the day. However, it should be noted that at least 36 school shootings can be linked to those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs.
The responses Mr. Watson observed from the left show how these people argue from emotion without bothering to refer to the record:
- They labelled the NRA a terrorist organization although no mass shooting has ever been carried out by a member of the National Rifle Association.
- They blamed the Second Amendment and gun owners, despite the fact that two legal gun owners (Johnnie Langendorff and Stephen Willeford) chased down and fired back at the mass murderer.
- They blamed White despite the fact that most mass shooters are not White.
- They blamed Joseph Watson because Google linked to his tweets (go figure).
A new line of attacks from the God-hating left showed a new level of inhumanity:
- Since their first reaction to the death of 26 Christians was to attack Christians and the tenets of Christianity
- Since rural voters may have different values than the godless haters on Twitter, they felt that the 26 murders were deserved.
Never mind that Bernie supporter James T. Hodgkinson went to a Republican baseball practice and shot Representative Steve Scalise. In this guy’s mind, all shootings are the fault of Republicans.
- Since these people may have supported the majority party in Texas, Chelsea Handler felt they got what they deserved.
The Christian neighbor who returned fire against the Sutherland Springs murderer
Stephen Willeford gives his first interview to a friend with an Arkansas TV station
Stephen Willeford steps through the events of that eventful Sunday. One thing that stands out to me is how he ran out bare foot in the West Texas landscape and ran toward the gunfire.
Stephen Willeford tells of the ordeal with Johnny Langendorf as they pursued
In a second interview, Stephen Willeford explains what happened on the morning of that Sunday.
Democrats filibustered the Grassley/Cruz bill that would have stopped this
In an interview with Fox News, Senator Ted Cruz pointed out the Democrat filibuster of the bill that would have ensured that the criminal element would not be able to buy a gun.