Last night, in Sutherland Springs, Texas, there was a vigil across the street from the church where a man killed 26 people and injured 20 others. The group included the two men, Stephen Willeford and Johnnie Langendorff, who distracted and chased down the shooter before he could kill more people. The sheriff has called these two men heroes. People are still wondering how the killer legally purchased his guns, and why he did what he did. There has been a development on the ‘how’ part.
The Air Force has admitted they did not document the killer’s domestic violence into the National Criminal Information Center database. According to federal law, anyone convicted of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence is banned from buying and owning firearms. He was jailed and kicked out of the Air Force for beating his wife and her 2-year old son. Because of the error, the killer was able to buy four guns and hurt so many people.
Congress will now conduct an investigation into how the system failed.