Checkpoint The Air Force says it failed to follow procedures, allowing Texas church shooter to obtain firearms – Washington Post

The Air Force says it failed to follow policies for alerting federal law enforcement about Devin P. Kelley’s violent past, enabling the former service member, who killed at least 26 churchgoers Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Tex., to obtain firearms before the shooting rampage.

Kelley should have been barred from purchasing firearms and body armor because of his domestic violence conviction in 2014 while serving at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Kelley was sentenced to a year in prison and kicked out of the military with a bad conduct discharge following two counts of domestic abuse against his wife and a child, according to Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek. (Washington Post)

NFL Team Owners, Commissioner Deposed in Colin Kaepernick Collusion Case – Colorlines

Jerry Jones and Robert McNair publicly criticized NFL players for kneeling in opposition to police racism. Now they have to turn over their cell phone and email records to investigators.

At least five National Football League (NFL) team owners and the commissioner must submit all digital communications about Colin Kaepernick to the free agent’s legal team for his collusion case.

An anonymous NFL source told ESPN on Friday (November 3) that the team owners for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots will be deposed and required to turn over email and cell phone records related to the case. Kaepernick’s grievance, which he filed last month, accuses all 32 NFL team owners and other central office executives of punishing him for his kneeling protests against racist policing by conspiring to keep him out of a job. The complaint says the alleged collusion violates the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, which prohibits executives from placing restrictions on a team’s ability to work with any individual player. (Colorlines)

Why Americans don’t give a damn about mass shootings – CNN

What do you think about this a part of the following article: Tweeting “prayers for the victims” does not equal giving a damn. Feeling bad for a day or two does not equal giving a damn. Changing your Facebook profile photo to support the victims does not equal giving a damn.

Giving a damn requires us to commit to solving the problem. And the fact is, we have a serious problem in America with gun violence.

(CNN)One month ago, the worst mass shooting in US history took place at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 people injured. Bill O’Reilly boiled the massacre down to six words: “This is the price of freedom.” (CNN)