On Sunday, a rage fueled atheist named Devin Kelley walked into a Texas church and opened fire, killing 26 people, many of which were children.
As awful as this slaughter was, if it wasn’t for the quick action of an armed citizen, a plumber with no military background, things could’ve been a lot worse.
Steven Willeford managed to hit Kelley in between his body armor, just before giving chase to the suspect, which led to the bad guy’s ultimate demise.
Here’s more from the NY Post:
The man hailed as a hero for confronting the Texas mass shooter during his rampage is a sharpshooting plumber with no military background — who hit the gunman through a gap in his body armor, according to a report.
Stephen Willeford managed to shoot Devin Kelley before jumping in another man’s truck and chasing him down, the Daily Mail reported.
Kelley blew himself away after wiping out in his SUV, according to Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt.
Texas Department of Public Safety chief Freeman Martin said Willeford “grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect” after Kelley left the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where he opened fire with an assault rifle and killed 26 people.
An area resident told the paper that Willeford, an avid biker who attends another church, learned about the shooting when his daughter called to say a man clad in body armor was shooting worshipers.
The local said that although Willeford has no military background, he didn’t hesitate when he came face to face with the suspect — and managed to squeeze off a round that struck the gunman, who had dropped his Ruger AR-15 variant.
Willeford jumped into a truck driven by another local, Johnnie Langendorff, who witnessed the confrontation, and the pair gave chase.
Langendorff later told reporters about the dramatic pursuit.
“I pulled up to the intersection where the shooting happened and I saw two men exchanging gunfire, the other being a citizen of the community,” he said.
“The shooter of the church had taken off, fled in his vehicle, and the other gentleman came and he said, ‘We need to pursue him,’ that he just shot up the church. So that’s what I did. I just acted.”
Langendorff’s girlfriend, Summer Caddel, said Kelley died a few feet away from Langendorff.
The local man said Kelley was already dead when they found him.
So a bad guy with a gun, one he was supposedly banned from having — a clear failure of gun control —- was stopped by a good guy with a gun —- Second Amendment works —- which we’re told by liberals never happens.
Yeah, sorry, but this whole situation destroys the progressive anti-gun narrative. Absolutely blows it to bits.
Thank God for this hero and for his guns.