Church shooter Devin Kelley was, in addition to having convictions for domestic battery on his wife and stepchild, at one point an escaped mental patient. The FBI database didn’t…
Background checks aren’t of any value if the information on the bad guys isn’t put into the databases. A dangerous individual with no record due to a failure to report looks the same as a safe, law-abiding one. That was apparently the case with Devin Kelley and the Sutherland Springs Church massacre.
We’ve been aware that the Air Force, under criminal-friendly Hussein Obama, failed to report his criminal history to the FBI for insertion in their databases. Now we learn that he was also an escaped mental patient at one point in time and that that information, which would have made him ineligible to purchase a firearm, was likewise never turned in.
In 2012 Kelley reportedly escaped from a psychiatric hospital in New Mexico where he was being held following his making death threats against his superiors. That same year he was also placed under a one year confinement and court-martialed for assault on his ex-wife and her child. there. He had also been caught attempting to smuggle weapons onto the base where he was stationed. The Air Force failed to report any of it.
Kelley had been held at and escaped from Peak Behavioral Health Services in New Mexico and was later apprehended by police in El Paso, Texas on June 7th, 2012. The Washington Times quotes a witness as telling police that Kelly “suffered from mental disorders and had plans to run to from Peak Behavioral Health Services” by purchasing a bus ticket to get out of the state.
That witness also stated that Kelley “was a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking firearms onto Holloman Air Force base.” He stated Kelley “was attempting to carry out death threats” on his Air Force superiors.
The report indicates that the incident was put into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database but clearly it was not or the system broke down somewhere else. Two years later Kelley purchased a firearm in Colorado and three more over the next three years, although his concealed carry permit was denied in Texas.
The US Air Force admitted that they failed to enter his domestic violence charge into the federal database but that clearly is only part of the system failures that played a role in the horrific incident at Sutherland Springs.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has personally ordered the Pentagon to “find out what’s going on.”
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