The horrendous First Baptist Church shooting that occurred on Nov. 5th, 2017 in Sutherland Springs Texas was largely the fault of the US Air Force according to a July ruling by federal Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the Western District of Texas.
By Bill McIntosh
Stephen Willeford, who confronted the ex USAF airman assailant during the attack in his bare feet, with his rifle, sat down with the NOQ REPORT News Update to discuss the recent court case that opens the way for lawsuits against the US Air Force by families who lost loved one or whose family members were wounded during the tragedy.
Willeford explained what happened when the murderer purchased guns and ammo after the National Database used to screen gun would be purchasers did not advise the gun seller of any red flags preventing a firearms purchase:
“So he went into Academy Sports and Outdoor and he bought a rifle, an AR15, and he filled out all the forms and he lied on all the forms and Academy [gun shop ]did their due diligence. They ran the background check on him. But since the government had dropped the ball and not entered any of it [violent assault, animal cruelty and terror threats] into it, it all came back clean so he bought his guns and was able to walk out of Academy with guns and ammunition…he dropped fifteen 30 round magazines in and around the church after he emptied them.”
The shooter murdered 26 people and wounded another 22 people in the Sutherland Springs, Texas First Baptist Church on Nov. 5th, 2017.
Records connected to countless other subjects, perhaps numbering into the thousands, and who served in the military, with violent pasts or serious domestic incidents in their backgrounds have also been delayed at one time or another from being entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to be accessed whenever a gun purchase is made.
Ironically, President Joe Biden who has targeted “assault rifles” like the AR15, fails to appreciate that the AR15 is a largely defensive weapon used countless times to repel home invasions and assailants bent on doing harm to innocent citizens.
Willeford used 8 rounds of ammo with his AR15 to neutralize the church shooter who engaged with Willeford after he yelled. This broke off the mass shooting and the murderer fled away at high speed, with Stephen Willeford and Johnny Langenford in pursuit. The shooter later committed suicide minutes later.