>> The man who killed 26 people at a church in Texas, Sunday, escaped from a mental health facility in 2012, according to a police report. The person who reported Devin Kelley's escape warned the police that he could be a danger to himself and others. And had been caught sneaking weapons into Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, where he had been stationed.
According to a police report, Kelley was also convicted by a U.S. Air force court-martial for assaulting his first wife and stepson, while serving in the air force that same year. Despite all this, Kelley was still able to buy the semi-automatic weapon he used to carry out the deadliest shooting, by a lone gun man, in Texas history.
Why? Because the Air Force failed to add his conviction to its records. Firearms expert said, the case involving Kelley was spent a year in military detention before his bad conduct discharge from the Air Force in 2014, has exposed a previously unnoticed weak link on the system of background checks.
Now, authorities are looking for a motive and reaching a few dead ends. Namely on his phone.>> Unfortunately at this point in time we're unable to get into that phone.>> Kelley died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his get away vehicle. The age of the victims killed in Sutherland Springs, just 35 miles from San Antonio range from 18 months to 77 years old.
20 others were wounded with 10 still in critical condition on Tuesday. The massacre has stirred once again the debate over gun laws in the US. According to President Trump, stricter gun laws would have actually exacerbated the situation.>> If he didn't have a gun, instead of having 26 dead, he would have had hundreds more dead.