Do you know what happened in Texas?


When asked if he has family in Texas, senior Mattheus Ramirez said “No, I do not,” but he still explained that “I feel that it is messed up to shoot people at church.”

On November 5 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a tragedy happened inside a baptist Church. This tragedy killed 26 people and injured 20 people due to a shooting.

According to The Washington Post, “Law enforcements identified 26-year-old Devin Kelley as the gunman who killed dozens at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5. Many witnesses who were at the scene said that Kelley was Dressed in all black and wearing a tactical vest started shooting with an assault rifle.”

The youngest victim of the shooting was 18 months old and the eldest was 77 years old. About half of the Texas church shooting victims were children.

According to The New York post, Kelley sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, who usually attends the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, to express his anger with her. “[Though] the woman was not at [the] church during this massacre, the woman’s membership with the church motivated Kelley,” The New York post stated.

When asked if there should be stricter gun control in the United states, Ramirez said, “No, because people that commit crimes almost always get their guns illegally and putting stricter laws on guns makes it harder for us to protect ourselves from [the] people like the one who shot up the church. The man who ended up shooting the killer was a civilian and if we had stricter gun laws he probably wouldn’t of had a gun to shoot the killer resulting in [even] more deaths.”

The massacre ended with a car chase between Kelley and Stephen Willeford, “a hero,” according to sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr.

Tackitt Jr. stated that “I don’t think there’s any question about [him being a hero,] had he not done what he did, we could have lost more people.”

Willeford is a civilian who lives near the church and when he heard the gunshots, he grabbed his own gun and ran out of his house to try to protect people.

The chase soon ended with Kelley dying due to a fatal car accident.