The cable news channels are riveted to the shootings at Sutherland Springs. See, for example, Texas town revolves around church where shooting occurred.
And while some are complaining that congregation members should have drawn their own guns to shoot back, that's mistaken.
The church congregation consisted of law abiding citizens, and therefore they obeyed the Texas law making churches gun free zones. Here's an excerpt from the License to Carry handbook:
(b) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster, on or about the license holder’s person:
(6) on the premises of a church, synagogue, or other established place of religious worship.
As the old saying goes, outlaw guns and only outlaws will have guns.
The last Texas legislature had the opportunity to allow carrying in church by volunteers approved by church leadership for security. See H.B. No. 981, a bill which never made it to a vote. Hopefully, the 2019 Texas legislature can do better.
11:59 AM 11/6/2017