Wednesday, December 20, 2017

San Antonio's Biggest News Stories of 2017

Posted By on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 2:19 PM

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10. Sutherland Springs Shooting
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The tiny town of Sutherland Springs, located about 40 miles east of San Antonio, made national headlines after a gunman killed 26 people attending the town's First Baptist Church service on Sunday Nov. 5.  The church lost half its congregation. The tragedy, which reignited local and national debate over gun control laws, drew politicians — like Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Senator Ted Cruz — to the rural region. Shortly after the shooting, the Air Force admitted the shooter (a former airman) had a domestic violence charge they failed to submit to an online database that, if it had been reported, would have blocked him from ever purchasing a firearm. By now, families of the deceased have filed two different lawsuits — one against the Air Force, the other against Academy Sports & Outdoors — for their losses.

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