Texas church shooting victims include pastor's daughter, young children
At least 26 churchgoers were killed when a gunman opened fire inside First Baptist Church in Texas during Sunday‚Äôs service.
Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said once the shooting began inside the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church, there was likely ‚Äúno way‚ÄĚ for congregants to escape. The youngest victim was an 18-month-old, according to officials.
Read on to learn more about the victims in Sunday‚Äôs attack.
ABC News Radio wrote: A little boy who was shot in the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church massacre arrived home Thursday ‚ÄĒ riding through town on a firetruck ‚ÄĒ after more than two months in the hospital....
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President Donald Trump also commented on the incident separately, claiming that the tragedy was ‚Äúnot a guns situation‚ÄĚ and speaking to the attacker‚Äôs individual struggles.
‚ÄúI think that mental health is your problem here,‚ÄĚ Trump said. ‚ÄúBased on preliminary reports, a very deranged individual, a lot of problems for a long period of time.‚ÄĚ The president went on to argue that the presence of additional firearms inside the church helped the situation.
‚ÄúFortunately, somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction,‚ÄĚ he said, referring to a neighbor who ultimately shot the gunman, causing the suspect to flee in his truck.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton offered similar comments on Monday. ‚ÄúAll I can say is, you know, in Texas at least we have the opportunity to have concealed-carry. So if it‚Äôs a place where somebody has the ability to carry, there‚Äôs always the opportunity that gunman will be taken out before he has the opportunity to kill very many people,‚ÄĚ Paxton said.
Others, meanwhile, criticized calls for gun control, arguing that such conversations ‚Äúpoliticized‚ÄĚ a sensitive issue.
‚ÄúYou know, it is an unfortunate thing that the first place the media goes after any murder is politicizing it,‚ÄĚ said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on Monday. ‚Äú
Quote:- "Why the apathy? Until gun violence impacts your family directly, you won't care enough to do something about it. There's a ton of research to explain this apathy. After World War II, the famous Cambridge psychologist J.T. MacCurdy studied an interesting phenomenon about the bombings in London in 1940 and 1941. He found that people affected by the bombings fell into three categories: those who died, those who were a "near miss" (who closely witnessed the horror of the bombings but lived), and those who had a "remote miss" (people who may have heard the sirens, but were removed from the direct scene of the bombing). Here's what's interesting. MacCurdy found the people who witnessed a "near miss" were deeply affected by the bombing -- while the "remote miss" group felt invincible and even excited. They were far enough away from the event and had survived, leading them to feel invulnerable and no longer scared." http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/06/opinions/why-we-dont-give-a-damn-about-mass-shootings-robbins/index.html