The gun nutters who like to take their shots at the NRA are going to absolutely hate this interview.
There is a lot of chatter about the recent shooting in that little Texas church. We’re hearing a lot of things about the NRA (more on that in a minute) and gun laws.
A few people — like our own Doug Giles — have been more practical, and are suggesting preventative measures (including one he’s been recommending since long before this news cycle ever came along) that will keep people safe even before authorities can arrive on the scene.
But what we’re REALLY interested in is the interview of the guy who turned out to be the hero on the scene even before the police showed up. He made sure that the criminal did NOT manage to make a clean getaway after his murder spree.
He’s exactly the sort of guy the gun-nutters would peg as a potential terrorist threat, even though he’s demonstrating some the of best aspects of being a responsible citizen we could ever ask for.
Stephen Willeford was interviewed by CNN. Here is his account.
"It was surreal to me": Stephen Willeford, the man who shot the Texas church gunman, describes his experience https://t.co/DYea03zUpz
— CNN (@CNN) November 7, 2017
From another source, 4029 News— we have the following:
Willeford was at home when his daughter came into his bedroom to tell him she heard gunshots at the First Baptist Church nearby.
Willeford, a former NRA instructor, got his rifle out of his safe while his daughter looked outside again. She ran back in and told him she saw a man in black tactical gear shooting up the church.
“I kept hearing the shots, one after another, very rapid shots – just ‘pop pop pop pop’ and I knew every one of those shots represented someone, that it was aimed at someone, that they weren’t just random shots,” Willeford said.”
Willeford loaded his magazine and ran across the street to the church, not even taking the time to put on shoes. When Willeford saw the gunman, he exchanged gunfire.
“He saw me and I saw him,” Willeford said. “I was standing behind a pickup truck for cover.”
“I know I hit him,” Willeford said. “He got into his vehicle, and he fired another couple rounds through his side window. When the window dropped, I fired another round at him again.”
The remainder of the interview tells the same story he shared with CNN.
What was the first thing that leftist gun-nutters were saying when this event hit the news?
“It’s the guns. We need gun laws. The NRA has blood on its hands.”
No. No it doesn’t.
The only place in this whole story where NRA even enters into it is the guy who went to his safe, got his gun, risked his own life, and put a stop to the menace.
Willeford was not just a MEMBER of the NRA… he was an instructor.
And even in this story, he was shown to be a responsible gun owner. He had to retrieve it out of his safe before he could engage the murderer.
He showed courage — he was being fired upon, but continued to give chase.
If not for him, the police — who were all racing to the church — would not have been able to respond. They weren’t even sure where the shooter had gone until the heroes told dispatch.
All in all, he was the kind of responsible citizen that we could use a few hundred thousand more of… so of course, he’s exactly the kind of person that — a week ago, the same CNN that interviewed him as a hero — would have looked at with their usual contempt.
He’s white. A gun-owner. What personality defect could POSSIBLY explain his need to have one of those big, scary black AR-thingies? He’s the kind of guy that would make Jimmy Kimmel cry.
Because if you disarm the good guys, you don’t make the world safer. You just free up lawless thugs to run around with impunity.
If every street had two or three well-trained Stephen Willeford, this country would not be more dangerous — as the Left might suggest — but safer.
Because however much the Left might flatter themselves with titles like ‘the resistance’, playing their partisan political games…
Citizens — supposedly ‘ordinary’ guys — like Stephen Willeford are providing a REAL resistance. Not against political ideas that’s what voting booths are for. But against lethal men willing to put innocent lives at risk.
The men and women in law enforcement that serve and protect us are commendable, but the response time means that they don’t get there when the bullets are flying.
Are you willing to wait 20 minutes for the police to show up?
It’s an issue that needs to be discussed within our churches and addressed by our church leaders.
We need some righteous badassery in the church to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our brothers and sisters in Christ from the preventable evil in this world.
We need to Obey Jesus.
Including what he said in Luke 22:36.
He [Jesus] said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.
– The Holy Bible, English Standard Version
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