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Texas Shooter Passed Background Checks Because the Air Force ‘Didn’t Do Their Job’

How did the Texas gunman who murdered 26 people in a church on Sunday manage to buy a gun despite an assault conviction on his record?

“Someone was not doing their job,” Glenn said on today’s show.

The Air Force admitted earlier this week that the gunman’s domestic assault conviction was not properly entered into a federal database that could have prevented him from purchasing the firearm he used to mow down around 50 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Glenn detailed the shooter’s sordid history: an assault conviction and a one-year sentence in military prison, an escape from a mental health facility, and two investigations for alleged sexual assault. How was this guy not flagged as a problem after being found guilty of punching his stepson and fracturing the child’s skull?

“Despite all that, he still passed five background checks after his assault conviction because somebody didn’t do their job,” Glenn said.

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GLENN: So how is it possible to pass five background checks even if you have been in prison for assault? Disturbing details continue to emerge about the man who murdered 26 people at Southerland Springs First Baptist Church on Sunday. The latest is that while he was in the Air Force in 2012, he made death threats against his superior officers, and he tried to sneak guns onto Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. He was then sent to a mental health facility. He later escaped. Police caught him at a bus terminal in El Paso. Police said that at the time, he was suffering for mental disorders and was a danger to himself and others.

Now, this apparently happened at the same time that he was facing charges for kicking, choking, hitting his wife, pulling her hair, and pointing loaded guns at her in 2011 and 2012. He also hit his infant stepson in the head, fracturing the child's skull. And he was quoted as saying he did it intentionally.

I don't think I understand military justice. He was only sentenced to one year in a military prison for punching a baby alone?

According to his court-martial documents, the assault was with the force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm. Isn't that attempted murder?

The Air Force admitted on Monday that his conviction was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database. Someone was not doing their job.

Had someone done his job, we wouldn't be in the situation in Southerland Springs.

In the two years following his military prison term, he was also investigated twice for sexual assault and rape. Although no charges were ever filed.

Despite all of that, he still passed at least five background checks after his assault conviction, because somebody didn't do their job.

He got one to work at a grocery store. And then he passed another one, two more in 2016 and 2017. He purchased guns at Academy Sports. And then two more within the last four months, to get a security job at a water park and an RV resort.

So who is doing these background checks? This isn't like applying for a library card. He was getting full-time jobs. Okay. One step up from a library card.

But he was buying firearms. What's going on?

When we have a background check law in place that completely fails, it only emboldens the left to try to pass more laws. Anyone who believes in the Second Amendment must be now controlling the narrative and asking the Air Force what happened, who is responsible, and what are you doing to make sure that lunatics, that domestic violence and what I believe was attempted murder, should not get a year in prison and then have it wiped from the public record.

America needs to get its act together with the laws we already have in place, or we will lose more of our freedoms.

GLENN

INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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