An Air Force error allowed the Texas church shooter to purchase the weapon he used on Sunday to kill 26 people and injure 20 others, yet liberals are, once again, clamoring for new gun restrictions when the government can’t enforce the laws we have.

There are indications elsewhere that individuals with convictions like domestic violence and other serious crimes are not populating the data bases as they should.

Why can’t the government enforce the gun restrictions we have? Because government is largely incompetent.

Democrats in 2013 killed a bill that would have provided funding for gun-crime prosecutions that would have likely sent the Texas church shooter to prison because he lied on his applications.

Interestingly, the Obama administration was lax in even prosecuting such crimes, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the sponsors of the 2013 bill, in an interview on FOX News Monday night. (Sorry if we triggered some sensitive readers with the FOX News reference.)

Good guys with a gun chase the bad guy with a gun and stop further carnage. They are heroes.

Eight people across three generations in one family, the Holcombes, died and that is simply heartbreaking. The whole thing is heartbreaking. All of the mass killings have been heartbreaking and the liberals still think the government can legislate evil out of the hearts of human beings.

The killer was known to have assaulted his own step child and his wife for which he served military time.

The “same script” our more liberal friends are bemoaning should be that evil exists. This is a mental health issue, not a gun issue.

 Christians, especially, understand that evil exists. And Christians, of all people, understand why church shootings don’t intimidate the church.

“The church was formed against the threat of terror. Jesus himself stood before a Roman governor who told him that the state had the authority to kill him, in the most horrific way possible — staking him to a crossbeam to bleed slowly to death before a jeering crowd,” wrote the Rev. Russell Moore, the Mississippi native who is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the public-policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, in a column in The Washington Post on Monday.

“The Christian gospel does not cower before death. Those who give their lives in witness to Christ are not helpless victims, in our view. In fact, the Book of Revelation maintains that those who are martyred are in fact ruling with Christ. This is not in spite of the fact that they are killed. They triumph even as they are killed. That’s because they are joined to a Christ who has been dead, and never will be again.”

The church came to conclude, in the midst of the violence, that death is not the endpoint, he wrote.

The dead at The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, are martyrs for Christ because they died worshiping God.

The reality has hit home that it could happen here, so churches should be encourage to consider trained volunteers or even professionals.

But there’s no need for granny to pack a pistol only to have the weapon discharge accidentally during the prelude.

One of the best laid plans is hymnals and Bibles thrown as distractions, preferably from the balcony, as a brave soul charges from behind praying other men are going to follow for the tackle.

These are not joking matters, but sinners saved by grace know that if we’re called home, — and the hour is appointed for each of us — one of the best ways to go would be worshiping the Lord in His house on the Lord’s Day.