Woman killed by cops after fatally shooting her own kids was staunch pro-gun advocate

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Woman Killed by Cops After Shooting Her Kids to Death Was Pro-Gun Advocate

It was a horrific scene at a family birthday party as a mom fatally shot her two daughters before she was gunned down by police.

Read: Texas Mom Fatally Shoots Her Young Daughters Before Police Are Forced to Take Her Down: Cops

The tragedy unfolded in an affluent neighborhood near Houston as 42-year-old Christy Sheats exploded with rage, firing at her daughters Madison, 17, and Taylor, 22, as they fled into the street.

Her husband could be heard pleading: "Don't do this! They're our kids!"

Police radio traffic captured the drama.

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22-year-old Taylor Sheats and 17-year-old Madison Sheats

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Christy Sheats shot dead her two daughters yesterday. Modern day Shakespearean tragedy. #2A #tcot https://t.co/tlsOPKSIlS
Christy Sheats, the Texas killer mom: her Facebook is a mixture of God and guns. The irony is so strong in this horrible tragedy.
This is Taylor sheats. She was just 22 years old. #khou11 https://t.co/lfg6REg4AV
Rest in peace Madison & Taylor Sheats, my thoughts and prayers go out to their friends & family. Hard to comprehend, this world is so harsh.
Heaven gained two angels named Taylor and Madison Sheats. I lost the best friend I could ever ask for. Please give me time to mourn.
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The dispatcher was recorded saying: "There is a subject on location standing over one of the patients that has been shot. She has a gun. The subject went back into the residence apparently to get more ammunition."

An officer then told dispatch: "Shots fired! I shot the subject."

Christy Sheats had a history of mental problems and had only recently reunited with her estranged husband after a separation. The family was celebrating his 45th birthday when she had what authorities called a "mental crisis."

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Psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere says filicide, killing your own children, is one of the most shocking crimes of all.

"This is something that is absolutely shocking and therefore, this isn't just about someone losing her temper and then killing her daughters. There is something much, much deeper going on," Dr. Gardere said. "You have to ask yourself, 'How could this go so wrong?'"

Sheats reportedly owned several guns and recently posted a anti-gun control message on her Facebook page vowing never to give them up.

"It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away," she wrote on her Facebook page in March. "That's exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns."

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