Facts don’t deter relentless commitment to leftist lunacy of victim disarmament
During the horrific church shooting that recently took place in Texas, armed congregants were able to take down the gunman who had stalked the house of worship, which previously fed him, but did not agree to his demands for money.
On Keith Kinnunen’s last visit to the church, he wore a disguise, sat down on a pew and then decided it was time to launch a killing spree. As he pulled his shotgun and killed two churchgoers and left another in critical condition, armed members of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas returned fire, (video) with Jack Wilson killing him. The armed men were heroes, part of the church’s security force, saving lives among their nearly 250 fellow worshippers. At least half a dozen other parishioners drew their own weapons and began moving up the aisles.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed bills allowing law-abiding citizens to be armed in churches following the calamitous November 5, 2017, attack at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which 26 people were killed and 20 others wounded.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick praised the reaction of armed parishioners during the church attack, referring to them as “immediate responders.”
Attorney General Ken Paxton visiting the church, said, “We can’t prevent mental illness from occurring, and we can’t prevent every crazy person from pulling a gun, but we can be prepared like this church was.”
President Trump quickly weighed in, acknowledging the reality.
The elected officials are all Republicans.
But that logic doesn’t appeal to the seriously failing Arizona Republic reporter Elvia Diaz. She is troubled by other aspects of the prayerful service that rapidly transformed into a violent, bloody scene, sarcastically writing, “Jack Wilson is a hero alright. It took him only six seconds to kill a gunman at a Texas church.” Then Diaz laments, “Unfortunately, that kind of split-second heroism has turned into a PR tool by gun advocates.”
She’d obviously prefer sitting duck carnage rather than allow citizens their constitutional right to defend themselves and others. Fortunately, we have such rights protected, and this recent rampage proves the effectiveness of licensed concealed carry.
Radically leftist Diaz held back on railing against the name of the town. White Settlement, was the name given to the small community of settlers in 1840, by the nearby native tribes.