A tragic shooting happened recently in the town of White Settlement, Texas. That, while tragic, is not in-and-of-itself necessarily national news.
The fact that the shooting was almost a mass shooting should have made it news. But it didn’t.
Why not? Possibly partly because not enough people died to qualify the shooting as a “mass shooting” (the FBI currently defines a mass shooting as “four or more murdered during an event with no “cooling-off period” between the murders.” Two people, other than the would-be mass shooter, were killed in the incident.).
But let’s be honest here: The real reason that you aren’t likely to ever hear about this shooting in the mainstream media is that it doesn’t fit their preferred anti-gun narrative. Why? Because a good guy with a one ended the shooting with a single shot. Ryan Ledendecker writes,
On Sunday, during what would otherwise likely be a quiet worship service at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, an armed gunman entered the church and after talking to a man for several minutes in the corner, pulled out a shotgun and opened fire.
The gunman, as was witnessed in recorded video of the entire incident, barely managed to get off more than a few rounds before an armed security guard standing 50 feet away from the shooter drew his pistol and fired a single shot, instantly killing the gunman with what appeared to be a perfectly placed head shot.
Late Sunday night, reports began to emerge via social media that the hero who managed to severely mitigate the loss of life inside the church by quickly killing the gunman is reportedly identified as a local man by the name of Jack Wilson, who also happens to reportedly be a long-time, certified firearms instructor.
“Seeing posts starting to come in that the hero who stopped the Texas church shooter is Jack Wilson, the owner of On Target Shooting Academy. From ~50ft he drew his weapon under pressure and fired one shot to the terrorist’s swiftly moving head in just 2 seconds. Hero,” a tweet posted by Caleb Hill with a picture of the reported security guard.
So, even though Jack Wilson is a hero, most of America will never hear about his heroism. It’s tragic and wrong.
But this is part of our fight as pro-gun people: to tell the truth in the face of misrepresentation and lies from anti-gunners.
Thank God that Jack Wilson was in that church on Sunday, and thank God that he was able to be armed. Otherwise, you would have been hearing about this shooting from the mainstream media because of the dramatically higher number of deaths.
Practice makes perfect with regards to a grape shot.
Great shoot! Mr. Wilson! Thank God you were there. I know what it took for you to react the way you did. You have the support of this old timer in Western Colorado and retired COP! Job well done.
Almost every position the modern “Liberal/Progressives” i.e. Democrats take these days flies in the face of truth, reason, history and practicality. It is an incredible thing to behold, for this 77 year old man. A lot of the madness is due to the rise of “Political Correctness” which was inspired by Bill Clinton, and a lot of it is inspired by the current emphasis on “Diversity” as a good thing and even a worthy goal. In fact, our country was at its greatest when there was far less diversity, when the white Protestants ran everything, and when God was pleased to live in his heaven. Now we have competing races, competing religions, competing cultures, and even competing factoids. As Old Ben Franklin said, “a house divided against itself cannot stand”. Soon, if the legal and illegal but vote-empowered Hispanics in California play their game right, they will hold a referendum and vote California back into the Nation of Mexico. I for one, will not be sorry to see them go.
The problem with that is we will need to build a lot longer wall!
So sad that you’ve already forgotten the Heroism of Richard White, who gave
his life delaying the shooter and enabling Jack Wilson to get off the critical shot.
SoJerSailor, I’m glad that you mentioned Richard White because until I read your comments today I had never heard of Mr. White. I’ve read about this event from different sources & none of them mentioned Mr. White. So now you say that Mr. White gave his life by confronting the coward want to be mass shooter, delaying him long enough for Jack Wilson to get a head shot killing the coward. You are right, Richard White is as much a hero as Jack Wilson. Both of these men saved a lot of lives that Sunday in Texas.
Ben Blumberg: I believe Franklin was actually roughly quoting Matthew 12:25 “ . . . and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:”
Its totally out of the Media’s agenda , a good man with a gun killing a man with evil in his heart and a gun killing people …
We don’t have enough information. The bad guy, We need to know more about him. Why was he attacking the church? [There were rumors of denied handouts.] We know he fired 2 shots from a shotgun. Did he have more capacity? or was it a double-barreled shotgun? Was he carrying another weapon? This info should be reported, but the MSM isn’t interested. Mr. Wilson is a bonified hero, for sure! There aren’t many who could make that shot. May God bless him.
I hate to contradict you sir, but I saw this story on NBC Nightly News as well as my local NBC affiliate. I normally agree with everything that you write about, but now with this article I’m doubting if you are any better than the main stream media.
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