Most people have forgotten about Stephen Willeford. If they’ve heard of him in the first place. You can thank the gun-hating left for that (see ‘Slate’ Flips the Bird to Facts. Undermines Texas Hero’s Actions… and Biden on Texas Shooting HERO: He Should Have Never Had That Gun). Willeford prevented a bigger tragedy at Sutherland Springs with an AR-15. Which defied the leftist talking points that AR-15s are sentient machines which fondle breasts non-consensually.
Anyhoo, Willeford cut an ad for the NRA which’ll get you right in the feels:
My daughter came into the bedroom and she said, “Dad, there’s a man in black tactical gear shooting up the Baptist church.”
Every one of those shots, to me, represented one of my neighbors, one of my friends. And I ran as fast as I could. Immediately, he came out of the church, shooting at me. He hit the truck in front of me. He hit the car behind, he hit the house behind me. And I hit him.
He had an AR-15, but so did I. And … it’s not the gun, it’s the heart. It’s a matter of the heart. I’m not the bravest man in the world, or anything, but I was here. I was here, and I could do something, and I had to do something.
Mr. Willeford’s quiet humility says it all. Along with those seven words: “It’s not the gun, it’s the heart.”
Because as you well know, a gun is an inanimate object. Not a white-trash hoarder who binge watches episodes of Honey Boo-Boo. Whatever that show is actually called. Both the hero and the villain of any shooting or attack are people. Not the tools used. Sad we have to keep saying that.
I’d just like to attend Sunday service with Willeford. Maybe go out for brisket and a couple of Lonestars afterward.