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Texas Church Shooting Survivors Win Lawsuit Against Biden’s DOJ



It’s not the news media that tells you the real story. It’s the court dockets.

Several years ago, a monster went into a Texas church and murdered 26 people. At the time, the mainstream media blamed the shooting on the Second Amendment, as they always do. Also, as they always do, they cried that it wasn’t fair that the manufacturer of the gun used by the monster couldn’t be sued. That’s due to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which prevents manufacturers from being blamed for the unlawful use of their lawful products.

Years went by. The dust settled. The lawsuits began. And in that discovery process, we all learned what really happened, and who is really to blame.

And in the course of that process, we learned that the reason anti-gunners want to be able to sue gun manufacturers for mass shootings is this: To prevent themselves from being sued for their criminally negligent policies. Today, the Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has the details.


Wednesday’s announcement by the Biden Justice Department that it has “reached a $144 million agreement in principle” to settle civil lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting at a Texas church is one more black mark in Joe Biden’s long record of failed gun control policies, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

The killer, Devin Patrick Kelley, pleaded guilty to domestic violence and was subsequently dismissed from the U.S. Air Force in 2014 with a bad conduct discharge. Yet, in April 2016, he bought the rifle used in the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas after lying on the federal background check Form 4473 about his conviction while in the Air Force in 2012. An investigation revealed the Air Force failed to notify the National Instant Check System of Kelley’s guilty plea, which would have disqualified him from buying or owning firearms.

“All of this occurred during the Obama-Biden administration, ironically when Biden was in charge of a task force which was supposed to provide proposals to reform gun laws,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “It was Biden’s responsibility as Barack Obama’s ‘gun czar’ to prevent this sort of thing. Now, more than ten years later, we’re learning that Joe Biden couldn’t even do that job right, and the taxpayers will ultimately be paying $144 million for this.

“Although the crime occurred after Obama and Biden left office,” he continued, “they have to own this tragedy because the Kelley case, the Air Force foul-up and the subsequent gun purchases all happened on their watch.

“Americans are suffering from Biden’s incompetence as president,” Gottlieb stated, “and gun owners have become whipping boys because the Texas killer was repeatedly able to slip through the system like the president slips up repeatedly during speeches, and even while climbing the steps to Air Force One.

“The blood in Texas is on the hands of Joe Biden and Barack Obama, just as sure as the settlement will be at the expense of the taxpayers,” Gottlieb added. “Now we’re supposed to admonish Congress for not moving ahead on Biden’s gun prohibition agenda. We’re tired of paying the price for his failures, and we should not be expected to sacrifice our rights just so he can claim some make-believe victory against crime.”



  1. Neal Christensen

    April 11, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    How about taking all of those millions out of the Biden crime family’s bank? Most of that came illegally from China and the Ukraine.

  2. Upset law abiding human

    April 10, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Ponder this: driving drunk is illeagle but they don’t outlaw cars or alcohol as a result. They can’t even keep drunks from commiting the same crime that kills people.
    Drug addicts die every day doing illegle drugs and what the does the government do? We make it easier to let them keep doing illegle drugs by making it easier to get Narcan.
    This stupid government(dems.) go after the tools(guns) but allow and even condone drunk driving and drug use.
    Something wrong with this picture if we are going to allow thses law breakers to kill for thier wrongfull behavior but take guns away from honest people trying to hunt in peace and defend themselves from the criminals the police can’t stop.

  3. Irv

    April 10, 2023 at 10:20 am

    It would be wonderful if elected officials could be held accountable in these instances. For example, in CA Newson and Barrera/Bonta can repeatedly create laws that don’t have chance due to Bruen, Heller, etc. They use the unlimited taxpayer’s dollar to fund these efforts. I believe that if not personally (financially) responsible, they should lose specific department funding, which may cause them to think twice before instilling unconstitutional laws. Also, if we are going back in time, how about a real investigation on the Fast and Furious debacle, and hold those individuals accountable as well.

  4. DMA

    April 7, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    If the “red flag” laws and all the other “BS” they keep pushing for really worked, this shooting and the recent one in Nashville would have been prevented.
    Stop blaming the tool used, a gun is a tool nothing more. It is not an evil living being, leave it alone and it will not do anything.
    Assault is an act, weapon is intent of use.
    Which of these are weapons and which ones are tools?
    Car, fire extinguisher, chain saw, kitchen knives, hammer, crow bar, ball bat, guns.

    All of them are tools that could also be used as a weapon.

  5. JonsOn

    April 7, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Shouldn’t this money come directly out of the personal bank accounts of both Joke Biden and Barack Obozo? Douche bags like these two need to be held accountable for their failures and they have a lot of them. Joke Biden has so many more than most however, and should be charged for all his crimes. It’s a shame that being stupid isn’t a crime. He’d be in jail the rest of his life if it was.

  6. Phillp Owens Sfc Ret

    April 7, 2023 at 10:02 am

    This case shows the lack of comprehension of the problem and the intent upon placing the blame where it does not belong! trying to place the blame upon an inanimate object and ignoring the inability to identify individuals who should not have access to firearms is much closer to the true culprit! While the current administration is on a rampage to remove firearms it totally ignores the actual problem of people and their actions, the administration fails to recognize their own failures in the identification process that is already in place but is obviously failing to do what it was designed to do, prevent those who should not posses a firearm from doing so. Like everything else this administration touches it fails to do what is needed!!!! Total failure!

  7. David Folsom

    April 7, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Let’s see- when we win a case against the anti-gun nuts, the we, as taxpayers pay the settlement. When we lose a case against the anti-gun nuts, we pay the settlement as well. We will never win a case until the anti-gun nuts are forced to pay out of their own pockets, not ours.

  8. Abigail

    April 6, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Taxpayers should not be paying for this. The politicians or persons responsible for putting bad policies in place or for not fixing bad policies when it was their job to do so should be the ones being sued. They’re the ones who should be paying. They’re not doing their job is personal negligence.

    • GomeznSA

      April 6, 2023 at 12:47 pm

      Abigail, unfortunately their liars oops I mean lawyers will never allow those directly responsible to be held personally accountable for their criminal acts. They want to hold manufacturers and distributors liable instead. After all, those faceless corporations have deep pockets and can afford to pay for other people’s negligence.

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