Hello to you. It’s 2:25 pm on this rainy afternoon. Kyle got a call earlier today asking if we might keep his youngest brother company for a couple days while his Dad has some unexpected surgery. So our house will expand to receive his brother Cole, Henry and Suzie their dogs and we will keep Dad in our prayers for a swift recovery! God is in charge.
Today’s message for me and anyone else it might resonate with: “Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance – Unknown”
Intertwined – Jackie Wygant 8 Nov 2017
Is it me or is it you?
Is there one of us
Or are there two?
In the storms and rain is you who stands tall
Or is it me who spreads my arms
While you are small?
We are threads from the same piece of thread
Until we are dead.
* a positive PS
John Cornyn writes bill to improve gun background checks after Texas church shooting
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced a bill Tuesday to “incentivize” federal agencies to report criminal convictions to ensure the wrong people cannot purchase guns.
Cornyn’s bill comes in response to the deadly church shooting that left 26 dead in Texas. The shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, was able to purchase a gun despite a 2014 domestic assault conviction. The Air Force said they erroneously failed to report the conviction.
“This critically important information from the suspect’s criminal history was not uploaded into the relevant background check databases, even though a federal law clearly requires that it be done,” Cornyn said.
Cornyn said Congress can take actions to make federal agencies properly report convictions and the number of records actually reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is “staggeringly low.”
Cornyn said the reporting problems must be rectified.
“Because there was no record of it, he was able to lie his way into getting these firearms,” Cornyn said. “This is very clearly a problem, and the Air Force has now admitted that Kelley’s conviction should have barred him from ever purchasing or possessing firearms.”