Revealed: Texas church gunman was able to buy assault rifle despite being court-martialed for assault while in the Air Force after his ‘bad conduct’ military discharge DIDN’T show up on his background check

Monday, November 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

At least 26 people were shot dead by gunman Devin Patrcik Kelley on Sunday
Another 24 people are still being treated for injuries at local hospitals in Texas
Kelley, 26, opened fire on First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs using rifle
Neighbor armed with rifle confronted Kelley & shot him through his body armor
Kelley fled scene, lost control of his car and was found dead inside the vehicle
Officials said Kelley purchased Ruger AR-556 rifle in April 2016 in San Antonio
Purchase was made at the Academy Sports & Outdoors store, the official said
Authorities said Kelley owned three other guns, including two handguns
Officials said he purchased the firearms in Colorado and Texas between 2014-17
Both Texas and Colorado do not require a gun license or registration to buy guns
Kelley received bad conduct discharge from Air Force for assaulting wife & child
Law enforcement officials said Kelley completed NICS check to buy the firearm, but the bad conduct military discharge didn’t show up as a prohibited offense
If Kelley would have been dishonorably discharged and covicted of domestic violence, he would not have been able to buy the gun

6 November 2017

The Texas church gunman was able to buy firearms despite having no gun license and being court-martialed for domestic abuse while in the Air Force because his military discharge didn’t show up on his background check.

Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, purchased the Ruger AR-556 rifle, used in the deadly attack, in April 2016 from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio, according to a law enforcement official.

The weapon was used in the tragic shooting that left 26 people dead and injured at least 24 others at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

When Kelley bought the Ruger AR-556 rifle last year, he indicated that he didn’t have a disqualifying criminal history when filling out the background check. He also listed an address in Colorado Springs, Coloradom when he bought the rifle.

Kelley owned three other guns. A 9mm Glock and a Ruger 22 were found inside his vehicle near his body.
Authorities said the fourth gun was not found at the scene. All four guns were purchased between 2014-2017. Two were purchased in Colorado and the other two were bought in Texas.

Both states don’t require individuals to have a license, registration, or permit to buy guns, but Colorado ranks high on the list of easiest places to purchase a firearm.

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