As you may know, Stephen Willeford (above) is the “good guy with a gun” who confronted a mass shooter coming out of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. In an interview with Steven Crowder (below), Mr. Willeford recounts his heroic actions on that fateful Sunday. We learn that he responded to the sound of gunfire by grabbing an AR-15 with an EOTech red dot sight out of his safe. But . . .
didn’t have a magazine loaded. So he grabbed a handful of ammo and started loading a single magazine and headed for the crime scene.
Mr. Willeford, an NRA instructor, offers a fascinating account of the incident. He describes the killer’s armament; when Mr. Willeford engaged shooter Devin Kelley, the murderer was shooting a handgun, wearing a Kevlar vest.
When Kelley scarpered, Mr. Willeford flagged down a passing truck and chased him. At some point, Mr. Willeford prepared to re-engage — despite the fact that he had two — count ’em two — rounds left.
The interview touches on gun control. Mr. Willeford points out that he was not under-gunned because he was able to possess an “assault rifle” (my words).
Mr. Willeford says he’s under siege from the press, “a prisoner in my own home.” He pleads with the media to focus on the victims. Mr. Willeford also reckons he’s going to need some counseling. We wish him well in the future — which is going to be very different than the one that Mr. Willeford, his family and his community envisioned before Sunday morning.