Air Force failed to keep guns from Texas church shooter
WASHINGTON – The Air Force failed four times to provide authorities with information that could have prevented mass murderer Devin Kelley from buying weapons, according to a Department of Defense inspector general’s report released Friday.
On Nov. 5, 2017, Kelley burst into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, and opened fire with an assault-style rifle. He later killed himself.
It was the deadliest mass shooting at a church in American history, with 25 people killed plus an unborn child.
Kelly was able to buy the weapons because the Air Force had not reported his criminal activity to authorities.