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The Las Vegas killer used such a device to kill 58 people and wound almost 500.() US authorities identified the Texas church shooter as the 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, an Air Force veteran discharged for beating his wife and child.The shootings quickly reignited a decades-long national debate over whether easy access to firearms was contributing to more atrocities.Among those to comment on social media was Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who said: "How many more people must die at churches or concerts or schools before we stop letting the @NRA control this country's gun policies?Authorities said the attack stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Pastor Frank Pomeroy met with Southern Baptist Convention leaders, who came to help console victims, and "expressed his desire to raze the building," convention spokesman Roger Oldham said in a telephone interview.
The continuing unrest is the result of months of protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega. Five people have been shot dead at the offices of "The Capital Gazette" newspaper in the US state of Maryland near Washington.
Police have arrested an adult white male in connection with the shooting.
An official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said the suspect purchased all of the firearms.
He added that officials are working to determine whether Kelley was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force — a distinction that would have barred him from purchasing firearms.
The shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, during a church service on Sunday left 26 people dead and 20 others injured.