The president tweeted Monday that ‘lives were saved by these heroes, and Texas laws allowing them to carry arms!’ while a minister from the church also was ‘thankful’ to ‘our government’.
The gunman who opened fire in a Texas church on Sunday, killing two, has been identified as Keith Thomas Kinnunen.
The 43-year-old, who lived in the nearby town of River Oaks, was named by state officials on Monday.
Kinnunen was himself shot dead by a retired FBI agent turned security guard at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement.
The shooting at the Texas church and the stabbing at a rabbi’s home have renewed calls for increased security and the right to be armed in places of worship.
A shooting at a church in Texas and a stabbing at a rabbi’s home during a Hanukkah celebration in New York over the weekend have renewed calls for increased security and the right to be armed in places of worship.
Senior elders in the remote community of Yuendumu in the NT say police officers must reconsider the use of guns in some communities in the wake of a teenager’s death in custody.