Don’t Mess With Texas

Don’t Mess With Texas, By John Hinderaker.

This short video is suddenly everywhere. It comes from a livestream of the service at the church near Fort Worth where someone opened fire on parishioners with what looks like a shotgun. He was immediately shot by two legally armed persons, one of whom reportedly was a security guard.

It appears that altogether, there were six people who immediately pulled guns in response to the shooter.

The church has taken down the livestream video. It seems impossible to view it now without signing in.

Crime Prevention Research Center:

This attacker definitely picked the wrong church to attack. The yellow arrows are pointing to what some have identified as guns that parishioners were carrying.

Why were there so many armed people at church? Might have had something to do with this, also near Fort Worth:

It is not the first deadly shooting to take place at a church in Texas. In November 2017, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on the congregation at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing more than two dozen worshippers, before taking his own life.

What happened, by Ryan Ledendecker.

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. …

Going by numerous reports on social media, the hero Texan has a great reputation in the community and possibly runs a firearms training school. There are also reports from reported locals that he’s a retired FBI employee, though that hasn’t yet been confirmed either.

Stephen Green:

The Left’s response to these heroic actions — best summed up as, “If we can’t protect you, nobody should” — is either as revealing as it is revolting, or maybe the other way around.