Ken Paxton: After Sutherland Springs, We Must Make Strategic Plans to Thwart the Next Mass Killer

Anytime an act of evil takes place in our nation, we are shocked and saddened, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families. Our pain was even more profound this past Sunday because it hit close to home. While many of us Texans were gathering to worship, pure evil entered the door of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a close-knit town of about 360 people some 30 miles east of San Antonio. Up until now, Sutherland Springs was regarded as peaceful, quiet and law-abiding. It was about the last place on Earth where you'd expect something like this could ever happen.As details continue to unfold from the unthinkable church-turned-crime scene, we're learning that the innocent victims of the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history range in age from 18 months to 77 years and include a pregnant mother and the pastor's 14-year-old daughter. In the coming days, their images will become unforgettable and will further deepen our sense of loss as a result of the evil and cowardly attack on people who came to worship in peace among friends and neighbors.  Continue reading...

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