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Here’s the One Thing We Can Learn Now From the Tennessee Church Shooting

What happened?

A gunman opened fire on people outside and inside a Tennessee church on Sunday night. Around 50 people were inside the sanctuary when the gunman began shooting, and a church usher bravely confronted the shooter and stopped him.

Was anyone killed, and do we know a motive?

Melanie Smith, 39, was walking to her car after a prayer service when she was shot and killed. Afterward, the shooter went inside the church through the main sanctuary door and started shooting wildly with two pistols, wounding six people. The suspect is Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, a Sudanese man who has legal U.S. residency.

Robert Engle, 22, confronted the gunman and struggled with him until the shooter accidentally wounded himself with the firearm. Samson has been charged with felony homicide, and police have said that more charges are coming later. Authorities haven’t yet established a motive for the heinous crime.

Glenn’s take:

Glenn warned against “taking sides” on radio Monday. People shouldn’t start touting the story as evidence for their cause when we don’t even yet know the truth.

“We have to stop jumping on red meat bandwagons,” he said. “We’ll find out the truth. … But the one thing you need to know is that evil is real.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: The shooter intended for a high body count. This was yesterday morning. Man walked into a church outside of Nashville.

He shot six people. He killed a woman in the church. He's 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson. He's an immigrant from Sudan who came to the US in 1996. Police say he was a legal resident of the US.

But Sunday morning, Samson drove into the parking lot of the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. He left his car running. He got out wearing a ski mask. And he was armed with two handguns. He shot and killed 39-year-old Melanie Smith in the parking lot. Then he went into the church through the rear door. Inside the church, he opened fire. He didn't say a word.

There was a -- there was an usher there. His name was Robert Engle. He tried to subdue Samson, but Samson took his gun and pistol whipped him. In the struggle, Samson apparently wounded himself with a gunshot to his leg. Engle's father then guarded Samson, while Engle ran out to his car to get his gun. He had one. But he wasn't carrying it in church.

Engle returned. Put his gun on Samson and kept his foot on him until the police arrived. Six wounded churchgoers, hospitalized today, stable condition. Engle is also in the hospital, being treated for a head wound and a separated shoulder. Samson was treated and released from the hospital. Been charged with murder, with additional charges to follow.

Church members were surprised because Samson attended the church several times just a few years ago. Police don't have a motive yet, including whether race was a factor.

Without all the facts, people are already choosing sides. Definitely terrorism. Definitely. He's from Sudan. He's black. So it's definitely racially motivated.

Children of immigrants hate America, you know. We don't have any of the facts. We don't know.

Here's why I think this needs to be talked about today. We have to stop jumping on red meat bandwagons: Immigration, terrorism, racial hatred. They're all factors. And they may be at play here. We don't know. But it might be the guy was just, you know, soup-to-nuts crazy.

We'll find out the truth. Life is actually really simple. It's humans that are complicated. But one thing you need to know is evil is real. But bandwagons don't solve the evil problem. They don't solve the root of the problem of moral decay. They're not going to solve, you know, racial injustice or immigration or they're certainly not going to comfort this grieving church.

What will: All the things people roll their eyes at. The most powerful things known to humankind. It's what makes men, men. And yet, we dismiss it. Love. Empathy. Courage. Compassion. Service. Prayer.

What we all roll our eyes at, in the end, will be the only thing that saves us from ourselves.

GLENN

The Uvalde shooting & the REAL 'replacement' theory that threatens America

In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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