Authorities say he sold the gun in a roadside deal to a British man who, two days later, used it to hold four people hostage inside a synagogue.
"I saw firsthand that you can't negotiate with a terrorist," she said.
The attacker was welcomed into the congregation as a guest, raising the question of how religious leaders should balance safety with spirituality.
"This was an act of terror,” President Biden said of the incident.
The hourslong standoff outside the Dallas–Fort Worth area began Saturday morning and drew a massive police presence.
The state now says that 246 people were killed in last February’s winter storm. An updated analysis by BuzzFeed News puts the number at more than 750.
Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation To Arrest Immigrants At The Texas Border Is Actually Helping Some Asylum-Seekers Stay In The Country
Operation Lone Star is "ironically allowing some of our clients to access asylum proceedings" that they normally would have been cut off from, one attorney said.
The justices declined to let the Justice Department go ahead with its suit, however.
“It is changing a constitutional definition of when a person is recognized in the law to a fertilized egg starting at conception,” one reproductive rights advocate said.
The Supreme Court seemed open to letting abortion providers go ahead with a challenge to SB 8. The fate of the Justice Department’s case is less clear.
These Young People Who Managed Their Own Abortions Say The Option Is Even More Important After Texas’s Crackdown
“We’re really seeing a desire for people to have an abortion on their own terms, whatever that means,” one person who managed their own abortion told BuzzFeed News said.
The court will hear arguments on Nov. 1 on whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can sue Texas at all.
SB 8 is in effect again after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay after a judge blocked the ban Wednesday.
A Texas Healthcare Provider Said They've Resumed Abortions — For Now — After A Judge Blocked The State's Ban
A judge on Wednesday found that Texas’s six-week abortion ban was “flagrantly unconstitutional.”
“This Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right,” Judge Robert Pitman wrote.
At Least Four People Were Injured In A School Shooting In Arlington, Texas, And The 18-Year-Old Suspect Is In Custody
Authorities said the suspect opened fire during an argument with someone else.
In Washington, DC, demonstrators marched to the Supreme Court. Justices will hear arguments on a major challenge to Roe v. Wade in December.
A Judge Asked Why Texas Didn’t Enforce Its Own Abortion Ban If It’s “Confident” The Law Is Constitutional
The Justice Department is asking a judge to block Texas’s SB 8, which deputizes private individuals to sue to enforce a six-week abortion ban.
A Texas School Board Voted Not To Renew A Black Principal’s Contract After A Controversy Over Critical Race Theory
“What they’re attacking is anything with a semblance of an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment that celebrates diversity,” Principal James Whitfield told BuzzFeed News.
Immigrants Who Escaped The Texas Camp Crackdown Are Facing Another Set Of Dire Circumstances In Mexico
“I’d like to stay here in Mexico, but I’m scared because I don’t have permission to be here,” one immigrant told BuzzFeed News. “I don't know what to do."
After crossing from Mexico into Texas, thousands of people are now living in squalid conditions as they await deportation.
A Texas Doctor Fired For Giving Leftover COVID Vaccines To "Indian Sounding" Patients Is Suing The County
There were 10 doses of the Moderna vaccine left at the end of the night, and Hasan Gokal had six hours left to administer them before they expired.
Two lawsuits filed by people who don't live in Texas are testing the new abortion ban.
“We don’t want it to be hundreds of prosecutions before we’re ready," one reproductive rights advocate said.
The Texas Abortion Ban Has Led To Confusion Over Access To Emergency Contraception, And Experts Are Worried
“It is reopening a wound of realizing there's a movement that does not believe in reproductive autonomy,” one advocate said.
SB 8, which has effectively stopped most abortions in Texas, took effect after the Supreme Court refused to step in this month.
The law seeks to prevent abortions by imposing one of the cruelest restrictions of all: isolating pregnant people from support systems at a time when they need them more than ever.
Uber And Lyft Have Pledged To Cover Their Drivers' Legal Fees If They Get Sued Under The Texas Abortion Law
"Imagine being a pregnant woman trying to get a healthcare appointment and not knowing if your driver will cancel on you for fear of breaking a law," a Lyft blog post reads.
Just 4 out of 25 officials responded to questions, and many of the most vocal anti-abortion advocates were silent about the 6-week ban.
The law bans abortions after the 6th week of pregnancy and deputizes private citizens to file lawsuits to enforce it.