HERO: How a Good Guy With a Gun Stopped a Bad Guy With a Gun
Every so often, in the face of pure evil, a shining ray of hope will emerge.
Yesterday, the deadliest mass shooting at a church in U.S. history took place at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley entered during Sunday Service wielding an AR-15 rifle and wearing body armor — and opened fire. After the carnage ended, 26 lay dead and dozens more injured, including a four year old boy.
We can now confirm that Kelley was a dishonorably-discharged U.S. Airman with a history of domestic violence. His facebook featured his passion for militant atheism. Due to a failure in Airforce reporting standards, he was able to obtain a firearm.
Gun legislation would've done nothing to stop this deadly attack.
Instead, what did stop this attack precisely adheres to the adage that “a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun.”
As Kelley carried out his evil plans, local resident Stephen Willeford sprang into action. Equipping himself with his own AR-15, the 55-year-old engaged Kelley, striking him at least once between his armor.
Kelley eventually fled the scene and crashed before killing himself.
Stephen Willeford is a registered NRA member and instructor. He was hailed by his neighbors as a ‘Good Samaritan’ following the incident.
God bless Texas and God bless Stephen Willeford.
Stay alert. Stay alive.