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Air Force: Lapse in Texas mass shooting case was part of pattern

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The U.S. Air Force says the reporting error that allowed the Sutherland Springs shooter to purchase a gun was ‘not an isolated incident.’
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WASHINGTON — The Air Force said Tuesday that its failure to report the criminal history of the former airman who massacred 26 people at a Texas church in early November was “not an isolated incident,” suggesting it was part of a pattern of reporting lapses.

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/28/air-force-lapse-kelley-case-part-pattern/902431001/

The shooting of 9 people in Texas fits into a disturbing pattern

Spencer Hight shot nine people and killed eight at a football watch party in Plano, Texas on Sunday. The story is a familiar one: A woman left her abusive partner and he responded by killing her.

Hight was killed by a responding officer. Hight’s wife, Meredith Hight, told her mother that he was violent with her twice, according to the Dallas Morning News. She filed for divorce. After she left him, and only a few days before he shot her, he asked a friend, “How can the one person you’re supposed to love more than life itself end up being the one person you hate more than life itself?”

Her mother, Debbie Lane, told a local news station, WFAA, “I think he saw our comfort, ease and happiness and her embracing new life and resented it to the maximum and responded the way he did.”

Hight’s actions are not rare. Everytown Gun

Read more at: https://thinkprogress.org/plano-texas-mass-shooting-d2a41888be36/