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  • California church shooting victim hailed a hero: 'He sacrificed himself so others could live'

    05/16/2022 12:59:24 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 13 replies
    Fox 11 Los Angeles ^ | May 16, 2022 | Alexa Mae Asperin
    LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. - The heroic actions of a Laguna Niguel doctor who died while trying to save fellow parishioners during Sunday's shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church are being described by authorities as "literally the meeting of good versus evil." He has been identified as Dr. John Cheng, 52, according to Orange County officials. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Cheng "took heroic actions that day," officials said. According to witnesses, Cheng charged the suspect, 68-year-old David Chou of Las Vegas in an attempt to disarm him, which allowed other parishioners to intervene. A pastor threw a chair...
  • Multiple People Hit in Shooting at Laguna Woods Church; Suspected Shooter in Custody (California)

    05/15/2022 2:31:25 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 172 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 05/15/2022
    Multiple people have been hit during a shooting at a church in the Laguna Woods area of Orange County, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The suspected shooter at the church, in the 24000 block of El Toro Road, is in police custody, the OCSD said. The gun used in the shooting has been recovered, the OCSD said. Deputies are still at the scene. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
  • Holcombe v. USA $230 Million Award from Air Force for Church Shooting

    02/18/2022 4:25:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | February 16, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On November 5, 2017, Devin Patrick Kelly shot and killed 26 churchgoers and wounded 20 more in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Kelly was stopped by Stephen Willeford, who disrupted the shooting and wounded Kelly. Kelly purchased the firearms he used through federally licensed dealers. The National Instant Background System (NICS) approved of the sales, even though Kelly was a prohibited possessor. The Air Force had failed to enter the criminal data about Kelly into the NICS system.Survivors of the shooting sued the federal government for negligence, using, in part, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).In general, the Federal Government is immune...
  • Judge orders Air Force to pay $230M in Texas church shooting

    02/08/2022 10:13:30 AM PST · by aimhigh · 63 replies
    Axios ^ | 02/08/2022 | Erin Doherty
    A federal judge on Monday ruled that the Air Force must pay more than $230 million to survivors and victims' families of the 2017 shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Driving the news: U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez in July ruled that the Air Force holds 60% of the responsibility for the shooting in the Texas church because it failed to enter the shooter's criminal history into a federal background check database used for gun purchases. More than 25 people were killed in the shooting.Rodriguez on Monday ordered the Air Force to pay millions, which will compensate more than 80 family...
  • One Dead, Two Wounded in Aurora, Colorado, Church Shooting

    02/05/2022 3:43:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    One person was killed and two others were wounded in an Aurora, Colorado, church shooting Friday night just after 8 p.m. The Denver Post reported that the incident occurred at the Iglesia Faro De Luz Church in Aurora, located at 538 N. Olathe Street.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Gives Jack Wilson a Medal for Heroically Stopping Church Shooting

    01/13/2020 2:11:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | January 13, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    Video of ceremony in article at link. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) presented Jack Wilson , the volunteer security guard who stopped a shooting at a church in December, with the Governor's Medal of Courage to honor his heroic actions on that tragic Sunday. Wilson used his SIG P229, that was chambered in .357 SIG, to take down a shooter who used a shotgun to kill two church members in the attack at West Freeway Church of Christ. Wilson only used one round to kill the gunman. The incident was caught on the church's livestream and showed the attack was...
  • Bloomberg On Hero Stopping Church Shooting: ‘Can’t Let The Average American Have Guns’ In Church

    01/06/2020 2:26:00 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 76 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 6 Jan 20 | Josh Hammer
    Top-tier 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long been an adamant foe of Second Amendment rights, has now come out with his latest anti-gun doozy. In the aftermath of the recent church shooting outside Fort Worth, Texas, which saw an armed churchgoer hero take down the culprit a mere six seconds after he initially opened fire, Bloomberg has seen fit to opine that we as a society “can’t let the average American have guns” in a “crowded place” such as a house of worship. “It may be true — I wasn’t...
  • Slow-Mo Breakdown Shows 7 Churchgoers Pulled Guns To Stop Bad Guy in Texas Church Shooting

    12/31/2019 9:04:44 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 12/30/2019 | Lori Flaherty
    In a stunning real-life example of why it is important that Americans retain their Second Amendment right to bear arms, a shooter at a Texas church on Sunday was fatally shot within seconds after he pulled a gun and shot two congregants during a service. The gunman — identified Monday as 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, according to KXAS-TV — entered the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, near Forth Worth, and opened fire. Fortunately, he was quickly stopped by armed security, preventing any further deaths or injuries. Several other churchgoers also drew their weapons — a fact...
  • Texas Church Shooter Stopped by Armed Church Heroes

    12/31/2019 6:49:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 30 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Screenshot from live feed from West Freeway Church of Christ, text and arrows by Dean Weingarten On 29 December, at about 10:50 a.m. a masked attacker, who had sat in the service at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, close to Fort Worth Texas, opened fire, first on an armed church member, then on an unarmed congregant. The attacker is shot by another armed congregant. The action was over in six seconds. By the 35 second mark, there were six to seven armed congregants at the scene. There was no crossfire. There was no mistaken identity shooting....
  • ‘Make sure your vote is on target’: Man who stopped Texas church shooter is running for office

    12/30/2019 8:54:24 AM PST · by springwater13 · 31 replies
    The man who fired back and saved the lives of his fellow churchgoers in Texas is running for office with the campaign slogan: “Make sure your vote is on target.” Jack Wilson, 71, shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in West Freeway Church of Christ in Tarrant County, near Fort Worth, Texas. Wilson was on duty as the volunteer security officer at the time of the shooting. He drew his weapon and killed the assailant within seconds. Wilson’s aim wasn’t surprising, given his background. He was president of On Target Firearms Training Academy until 2016, worked as a...
  • Keith Thomas Kinnunen was identified in reports as the Texas church shooter (River Oaks Police

    12/30/2019 11:22:09 AM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    epoch times ^ | 12/30/2019 | jack phillips
    The suspect involved in a fatal shooting at a Dallas-area church on Sunday was identified by officials as 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, it was reported. Law enforcement sources told local station KXAS Channel 5 that Kinnunen was the shooter. He had a criminal record in Tarrant County, including aggravated assault and theft of property charges. Kinnunen was fatally shot by an armed member of the church’s security team in an incident that was captured on a church live stream. He burst into the West Freeway Church of Christ at about 10:50 a.m. Sunday morning with a shotgun and opened fire,...
  • River Oaks Man Identified as Gunman in White Settlement Church Shooting

    12/30/2019 11:44:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    nbcfw ^ | Dec, 30, 2019, | Scott Gordon
    The man who fatally shot two people at a White Settlement Church on Sunday before being killed by church security has been identified as a 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, a River Oaks man with a criminal record, according to two law enforcement sources. Kinnunen is believed to have been wearing a disguise, including a fake beard, when he stood up, pulled a shotgun from his clothing and opened fire inside the church, killing 64-year-old Anton Wallace, a church deacon from Fort Worth, and 67-year-old Richard White, of River Oaks.
  • Politicians Respond to Texas Church Shooting

    12/30/2019 11:35:59 AM PST · by MAGAlady · 27 replies
    CD Media ^ | 12/30/2019 | CD Media
    Elected officials and candidates react to the White Settlement church shooting and the massacre that was prevented. Image result for white settlement church shooting youtube Heavy police presence outside West Freeway Church of Christ on Sunday/Youtube Sunday morning church services at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas were tragically interrupted when an unknown man took out a shotgun and let off two shots. The church Deacon, Anton Wallace as well as the man receiving communion, Rich White were both killed. The assailant was then quickly neutralized by at least two gun carrying parishoners that were also...
  • Breaking – Church Shooter Identified, First Photo Released…

    12/30/2019 10:51:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    Keith Thomas Kinnunen has been identified as the gunman in the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, on December 29 that left two people dead. Kinnunen, 43, was fatally shot by the church’s head of security. MedStar spokeswoman Macara Trusty confirmed that one person died at the scene of the shooting, and one person died en route to the hospital. Hospital officials confirmed that one of these victims was the shooter. The third victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition, but was later pronounced dead by White Settlement police chief J.P. Bevering. One victim was...
  • Joe Biden Blasted the 'Absolutely Irrational' Texas Law That Allowed Lawful Gun Owner to Stop Church Shooting

    12/30/2019 9:54:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/30/2019 | Matt Margolis
    Two died in a Texas church shooting Sunday that could have been a lot worse had it not been for an armed guard who took the shooter out with seconds. There were at least four armed churchgoers who quickly responded to the shooting, preventing what could have become a mass shooting from occurring.But, if it were up to Joe Biden, those worshippers would have been sitting ducks. When Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law allowing lawful gun owners to carry guns into places of worship, Biden slammed Abbott and the law. “It's just absolutely irrational,” Biden said. “It's...
  • ‘There was just something not right about him,’ says woman who sat near church gunman

    12/29/2019 11:10:22 PM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2019 10:41 PM | BY MITCH MITCHELL
    Isabel Arreola, 38, said she did not know what to think when the man sat down two feet behind her and her 7-year-old daughter. She wanted to think that he was there to worship, just like everyone else, but she had never seen him in church, and said he appeared to be in disguise. His beard and the hair on his head looked fake, and he made her uncomfortable, Arreola said. She noticed him from the moment that he sat down, Arreola said. She and her husband decided they would move to the other side of the church after communion,...
  • Suspect shoots 2 at Texas church before parishioners fatally shoot him

    12/29/2019 1:39:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec, 29, 2019, | Eric Levenson and Melissa Alonso, CNN
    (CNN)A man shot two people during a church service in White Settlement, Texas, on Sunday before two armed parishioners shot and killed him, White Settlement Police Chief J.P. Bevering said. One person who was shot at the West Freeway Church of Christ died and another victim has life-threatening injuries, Bevering said. Bevering praised the two "heroic" churchgoers who returned fire and killed the suspect. He said there is no ongoing threat to the incident. MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokeswoman Macara Trusty said the suspected shooter and a victim died en route to the hospital. Another victim flatlined on the way to...
  • Biden Attacked Texas Governor For Signing Law Letting Churchgoers Carry Guns: ‘Totally Irrational’

    12/29/2019 3:22:57 PM PST · by White MAGA Man · 77 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Dec 29, 2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden attacked Texas Governor Greg Abbott earlier this year for signing a bill into law that allowed lawful gun owners to carry firearms in places of worship, repeatedly calling Abbott’s decision “irrational.” Biden’s resurfaced remarks come as an attacker opened fire on a church congregation in Texas on Sunday, where he was immediately stopped by a good guy with a gun.
  • Breaking: Multiple People Shot During Church Shooting In New Hampshire

    10/12/2019 8:59:17 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 37 replies
    Multiple people have reportedly been shot inside a church in New Hampshire. About four people are believed to be injured in a shooting at New England Pentecostal Ministries on Bridge Street in Pelham, New Hampshire, Saturday morning. Ambulances, state and local police are currently on the scene. The area has also been sealed off with one witness reporting ‘heavy police presence.’ [Daily Mail]
  • After Pittsburgh, some synagogues are more comfortable with guns in the pews

    04/29/2019 5:23:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11 January 2019 | Ben Sales
    All four major American Jewish denominations have called for stricter firearm laws, but in houses of worship across the country, policies are far less uniform On an average Saturday morning at the Orthodox Ohel Tefillah synagogue on Chicago’s North Side, about 10 percent of the men carry a handgun. That number may seem high in a liberal city with some of the strictest gun laws in the country. But in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last year, Rabbi Moshe Revah expects it will grow. He wouldn’t be surprised if soon, 10 of the 40 or so men who...