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A Massacre Takes 26 Lives In A Texas Church

A Massacre Takes 26 Lives In A Texas Church

Devin Patrick Kelly, an atheist who was court-martialed (in 2012) and given a Bad Conduct discharge from the Air Force (in 2014), walked into a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, during Sunday services and proceeded to kill 26 worshipers, while wounding many others.

It is reported that a neighbor, hearing the gunfire at the church, chased him away with a rifle, whereupon the neighbor and another man chased after him in a high speed auto chase, until Kelly lost control of his vehicle. The neighbor who fired on Kelly with his rifle caused Kelly to run, saving many lives. He is a hero, and an example of what an armed citizenry must be prepared to do when confronted with evil.

Apparently no one inside the church was armed, else the death toll would have been far lower.

Some would call Devin Patrick Kelly sick. I call him evil. His youngest victim was 5 years old, and his oldest victim was 72. One of the women he shot was pregnant.

Will it happen again? Possibly, and for that reason, we the people must always be ready to confront the evil that exists.

Stewart Rhodes, (Founder and President of Oath Keepers), in a comment he made on our website, pointed out that it is our duty, as citizens, to always be armed and ready to confront evil.

I will wait to see final confirmation, but it does appear that this was a Christian hating leftist terrorist, who was attempting to kill but then survive to kill some more, rather than a typical suicidal mass shooter. And, unfortunately, that is something else I warned about in my Friday post about Nov 4 and the days to follow – that we may see hardcore leftists become discouraged by the failure of Nov 4 then decide to go full on Weather Underground style terrorist and target conservatives and anyone else they see as being on the political right. This church attack may be just such an incident. We will see, but I would not be at all surprised.

But whether he had planned this for some time or was reacting to the failure of the Nov 4 launch of a supposed mass movement to remove Trump, our response must be the same:

1. Go armed at all times, in all places, and be ready for it when (not if) the attack comes. That must be the physical practice and the mental state of all patriotic Americans. As I said in my Friday write up, expect it, and prepare for it, and that means a handgun and knife on your person, and a rifle or shotgun in your vehicle. It was a private citizen with a long gun who put a stop to this killing spree. You must be ready to do the same. It is a tragic shame that there was apparently nobody with a firearm among the victims in the church. I have heard nothing about anyone in that church returning fire, and it is most likely they were all unarmed.

2. Go armed in church! See #1. Be armed AT ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES. And especially while in church or at any gathering of people that can be attacked by some jihadist or leftist terrorist (who hate the same people). If your pastor has an idiotic “policy” of no guns in church, give him till this next Sunday to change that policy (and teach him why he must) or go find a new pastor and a new church. Do NOT let yourself be disarmed in church. How many fathers and husbands died unarmed in that church while they watched women and children slaughtered around them? How many mothers where helpless to stop their loved ones from being shot again and again? Do NOT be disarmed by anyone, anywhere. Just one gun in the hands of a good guy inside the church could have stopped the slaughter, just like a gun in the hands of a good guy outside the church prevented the terrorist from being able to get away and kill more people somewhere else (it now looks as if he had explosives in the vehicle as well as more guns and ammo, so he may have intended to carry out other attacks elsewhere).

3. Each of us needs to resolve that as a matter of duty, we will be armed and ready, and make that a solemn oath and pledge that we take deadly seriously, and then encourage others around us to do the same. Be the example of what must be done, and then help them do likewise. Show them how to do it, and train them so they are safe and effective in their use of their weapons.

4. Carry a long gun in your vehicle! Just like the hero on Sunday who used a close at hand rifle to put a stop to the killer’s plans, you may be called upon to do the same and it is much better to do it with a rifle or shotgun in hand than only a handgun. He was in a RIFLE FIGHT with the terrorist and drove him off with a rifle, then pursued him in a high speed chase with another citizen, and then ended the chase with that rifle in his hand. Try to avoid having no choice but to bring a handgun to a rifle fight. If you are away from your rifle when it goes down, you may have no choice but to engage handgun against rifle, but if you can, fight your way to your rifle. But you can’t do that if your rifle is at home. Have the option of a rifle or shotgun in your vehicle.

5. Every church needs a dedicated armed security team, and that must include at least two armed men on the outside of the church so they can see and then stop a shooter before he gets inside. This wack job was able to stage outside, get out of his vehicle, put on his gear, get out his rifle, and then walk into the church unopposed. It is better to stop a shooter on the outside rather than on the inside. Have armed teams inside and out, with radios, with all in two man buddy teams. A team outside, a team at the exterior door(s), teams inside the doors, up front at the alter, and then dispersed in the congregation is best. Every man needs to be armed, but they should rotate the full on duty of security. Security comes first! Then your convenience.

6. As I stated in my Friday piece, coordinate with local LEOs on some visual designator for you to wear, such as a certain color bandana or sash, that you let the local cops know about. It will help to cut down on the chance of your being shot by a well intentioned responding officer. With the church security, let the cops know how all church security personnel will be dressed (such as a certain color or style of suite jacket and pants). But also consider the sash, arm-band, or handkerchief/bandana that can be thrown on once the incident starts. This helps cut down the chance of terrorists dressing like your security element and fooling the police. And as you go about your day, that indicator needs to be with you, in a pocket or otherwise on your person. Change it every couple months for Op Sec.

7. Prepare for the worst – a wave of left wing terrorism targeting conservatives, libertarians, Christians, police, military, veterans, etc (anyone the left considers on the right or part of the system). Expect it. Prepare yourselves in case this does lead to a full blown civil war. Get your food storage and fuel storage built up, since there will be shortages, disruptions in service, and possibly economic collapse if a civil war kicks off. Look to the experiences in Bosnia and other such places where bloody civil war broke out. Prepare for power outages, disruption in water services, heat, etc. And prepare to defend your home and neighborhood against terrorist attack. A neighborhood watch with teeth (armed) is what you will need. Start one now, or at least be ready to start one when the time comes, and that will mean having enough hand held radios and vehicle radios (FRS, CB, HAM) to have effective grid-down communication with your neighbors, friends, and families. Have a way to recharge the radio batteries, such as solar charges and/or a generator. Have a way to purify water for your neighborhood. You should also store up medical supplies, ammunition, and a few spare guns to lend out to trusted neighbors to use on duty with the watch. Be the source of knowledge and critical supplies for that community defense and for clean water and you will be the one the others look to for leadership. Be ready to lead.

Never, ever, give up on the Constitution. It holds all the answers within it to any problem, including defeating a communist insurrection against it. Remember, it is the militia of the people that is specifically tasked in Article 1, Section 8 with repelling invasions, suppressing insurrections, and executing the laws of the Union. And that means you. And it means all of your family, friends, church members, and all your neighbors who are loyal to the Constitution. It will be up to you. Don’t count on the U.S. military or LEOS to do that vital task, since they cannot be everywhere at once. But the people can, and are.

The people are always present in every church. The people are always present in every movie theater. The people are always present in every school. The people are always present at every concert, at every ball game, at every rally or conference that may be attacked. The people will always be there, while the police usually will not.

“The people” are always, always present whenever a terrorist or insane madman goes on a shooting spree or carries out an attack. But are they ready to fulfill their duty as the militia? That is the question. You must answer it with YES, I AM READY. And when they ask “who shall we send?” Your answer must be “send me.”

Stewart Rhodes

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Shorty Dawkins


  1. 1 John 3:16 (NIV)
    This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

    John 15:13 (NIV)
    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

    Luke 22:36 (NIV)
    He (Jesus) said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”

    Jesus makes it clear that we are to be “sheepdogs” protecting the flock from the wolves that circle to devour us.

  2. Unfortunately, some of us live within the boundaries of the Socialist Republic of Kalifornia and must rely on the states armed police for protection. Thankfully, they are only minutes away in most cases. Sometimes tens of minutes but hey, who’s keeping score?

  3. My neighbors do not see what is happening before their eyes and lean left. “No problems we will wait for the police to show up!”
    You know they’ll be the first to come knocking at the door.

  4. Too many shootings as of late. Coincidence, or something far darker?
    The politicians, the talking heads and the anti-gunners will be dancing in the blood of the victims as the blood is still wet.Screaming that the law abiding gun owners be punished.
    There is a billion aire out there that has spent millions trying to disarm the American people and for what? He bank rolls his little “ninja” outfitted minions, who fire bomb buildings, and automobiles. Beat people trying to speak, and protesting just about every thing American. Why stop there?
    What better anti gun rant than people being mowed down with firearms? What better way to sway the people? Follow the money.
    Just thinking out loud here, to many coincidences in a row. Almost a pattern. And a pattern isn’t a coincidence.No one can find the answer. When you can’t find some thing where it should be, look where it shouldn’t.

  5. All other outlets are showing a younger clean cut white male, Kelly, I think we have terrorist problem that they can’t get a grip on, being swept under the rug, and using as a bonus to disarm us.

  6. If he is not Antifa it seems he have waited until 11/4/17 to make sure people thought it was Antifa.
    With one of the victims being his ex mother in law or mother in law. Evil either way. Such a loss, all of those innocent people and babies.

  7. Hi Stewart. I am a OK member. Maybe it is time for another meeting and webinar. Thank you for all you do. It is time to up my membership to Lifetime.

  8. Hail, the sacred Republic and Constitution, ordained by god as the ideal of culture and society for mankind. Stewart gives excellent advice, but I personally question our capacity to gather suitable medical supplies for a true emergency (e.g. Katrina). I am a phlebotomist and training as a paramedic (and as an Army vet I trained in CLS as well)., though my main focus is finishing my medical anthropology research degree. Though I am capable of starting IVs of saline or lactated ringers, we as regular citizens are unable to obtain them due to their status as prescription only equipment. It would be nice to see qualified personnel collecting trauma management equipment at makeshift clinics we could prepare for a true disaster.

    Oh, BTW, I have lost my OK membership card (and I lost my sticker as well). Nobody is responding to my requests to receive new ones. If anyone can help, my email address is

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