Over the weekend, there was a shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. Two people were killed. The shooting occurred just before communion was about to be offered to the parishioners when a man opened fire with a shotgun (via DFW CBS Local):
West Freeway Church of Christ Senior Minister Britt Farmer: "I’m thankful our government has allowed us the opportunity to protect ourselves" pic.twitter.com/5fLSnSjQzg— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 30, 2019
Three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a church in the Tarrant County city of White Settlement, officials said.
Authorities responded to the shooting Sunday morning just before 11 a.m. at the West Freeway Church of Christ on Las Vegas Trail.
A witness told CBS 11 News the gunman walked up to a server during communion with a shotgun and then opened fire. According to the witness, another church member — identified as a former FBI agent and part of the church’s security — shot the suspect.
“It was the most scariest thing. You feel like your life is flashing before you. I was so worried about my little one,” Isabel Arreola said.
Two church members were killed in the shooting, while the gunman was fatally shot by the man who worked security.
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*Graphic Warning*— Rogan O’Handley ???? (@DC_Draino) December 29, 2019
Video from today’s attempted mass shooting in a Texas church
1 innocent person was killed, but thankfully an armed citizen shot and killed the murderer before he could do more harm pic.twitter.com/48vkDFegcM
I see some gun control people downplaying the fact a security guard was what stopped the White Settlement church shooting, but even if he was not there, there were at least THREE other men who were armed with guns who would have been able to take the shooter out. pic.twitter.com/6ClzQMNFaS— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 29, 2019
Yet, even if armed security wasn’t there, the congregation had more than a few people with concealed carry permits in the church. The point is simple: a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun. Or in this case, multiple good guys with guns were ready to defend themselves and others in the church. It’s a no-brainer position that the anti-gun Left mocks or ignores because real life has slapped them so hard, they’re intellectually disabled. Good people with firearms defend their lives and the lives of others on a daily basis. While it’s not the Second Amendment’s intent, the self-defense aspect that comes with it is a popular position, hence the bunker mentality anti-gunners have for situations like this. Yet, it wouldn’t be the Left to just let this tragedy slide without offering their own garbage takes. Enter Shannon Watts, a Bloomberg lackey:
Bloomberg’s Moms Demand group is arguing that the hero and other armed church members should have been disarmed, resulting in further loss of life. In their world, only criminals would have guns and heroes deserve shame. Wow. https://t.co/YVOp8d6fJn— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 30, 2019
Former NRA spokesperson and conservative commentator, along with others, have been torching the Left’s reaction to this shooting.
“Bloomberg’s Moms Demand group is arguing that the hero and other armed church members should have been disarmed, resulting in further loss of life. In their world, only criminals would have guns and heroes deserve shame. Wow,” she tweeted posting screenshots of Watt’s takes on Twitter. Yet, Watts wasn’t alone.
The fact is a gun rights talking point was validated for the national media to see. The anti-gun Left knows this will create an obstacle to their anti-gun agenda. Their supporters will allow them to do nothing, so spout off nonsense is the default. Grab some popcorn because someone is bound to have an even worse take than the one spewed above.
In September, Democrat Joe Biden attacked TX Gov Greg Abbott for signing a law that let lawful gun owners carry guns into places of worship— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 29, 2019
Biden: "it's just absolutely irrational. It's totally irrational"
Today, a good guy with a gun saved countless lives inside a Texas church pic.twitter.com/qeK31Bvm84
White supremacy is the problem and guns are not the answer.— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) December 29, 2019