Usually when there’s a shooting, anti-gun leftists have a hard time covering up their excitement. There’s no excitement this time. Mostly because the massacre in Texas punched a big ol’ hole in the left’s narrative. What with a well-armed good guy sending the baddie on the run and all.
But when the facts don’t line up with your narrative, just do what Slate does. Try to downplay them and make up your own.
First, the “good guy with a gun” argument usually posits that more guns means these good guys can stop the violence before it leads to mass casualty. But, as heroic as Willeford was, he didn’t stop the shooting at First Baptist Church—it was already over. Authorities have said Kelley essentially shot everyone in sight, killing at least 26, and encountered Willeford only once he left.
I’m sure many are willing to take the writer at her word. But, we’re gonna go with the word of someone who was actually there, instead.
As Farida Brown lay on the floor in the last row of pews in Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, the 73-year-old woman felt certain she would be the next one killed.
At that moment, she heard a shot fired from a different man, at the front door.
The other man was Stephen Willeford, who lives near the church. Willeford, a certified shooting instructor, grabbed his own rifle and raced out of his house barefoot.
It was Willeford’s presence that distracted Kelley.
Well, there you have it.
Poor leftists. For them, this shooting was a narrative-dream come true turned worst nightmare. An all-around deadbeat bunghole couldn’t legally own a gun. He got one anyway and did horrible things with it. Until another guy came along with a gun of his own and stopped him.
Something tells me that wasn’t the story the peeps at Slate wanted to hear. You know, because they’re ignoring it and making up their own.
This is leftist “journalism.” Narrative over truth. It’s impossible to exploit the tragedy for their own gain if the facts run contrary. Which is why they’re now downplaying Stephen Willeford’s heroism.
Nothing they say will make him any less of a hero: