Good Guy With a Gun May Have Saved Lots of Lives in Texas Church [Video]

Good Guy With a Gun May Have Saved Lots of Lives in Texas Church [Video]

Good Guy With a Gun May Have Saved Lots of Lives in Texas Church [Video]
Stephen Willeford – heroic good guy with a gun who helped stop the bad guy. Facebook photo courtesy of the Daily Mail

Gun grabbing Marxists intent on relieving us of our natural rights have been scrambling for years to debunk the claim that a “good guy with a gun” can save lives and stop a massacre. The latest ridiculous “research” claims “states that made it easier for their citizens to go armed in public had higher levels of non-fatal violent crime than those states that restricted the right to carry.” I won’t go into the weeds on the faulty reasoning in this particular “study,” but I will point out that existing evidence contradicts the vast amount of disingenuous sewage it contains.

Fact is good guys with guns do stop crimes.

In 2007 Jeanne Assam saved countless lives at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado by dispatching a shooter who opened fire on the congregation as people were exiting the church.

In 2014, Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy and Vaughan Foods chief operating officer, used his personal firearm to wound Alton Nolen, who beheaded a woman at the food processing plant in Oklahoma.

In 2012, an 18­-year-­old Oklahoma mother saved the lives of her baby and herself after a knife-wielding intruder attempted to enter her mobile home shortly after her husband died of lung cancer. Sarah McKinley fired, killing one suspect and scaring off the other intruder.

In 2012, a 71­-year-­old Florida man saved the lives of many at an internet cafe when robbers entered the cafe with weapons. Samuel Williams pulled out his gun and scared off the suspects.

In 2010, a 69­-year-­old Alabama grandmother fired three shots after hearing a burglar break into her house. Ethel Jones wounded and scared off the intruder, who was later arrested by police.

And yesterday in Texas, a neighbor got his gun and stopped Devin P. Kelley from killing even more church-goers, driving him from the scene before police were able to arrive.  One of the witnesses said that if it weren’t for the neighbor, the attack “would have been much worse.”

Another report confirms the neighbor exchanged gun fire with Kelley before the latter fled in his SUV. Johnnie Langendorff called his girlfriend Summer Caddel to tell her he saw a gunfight between the shooter and a neighbor, who was returning fire.

Langendorff then told Caddel the suspect — identified as Devin Patrick Kelley — then got into an SUV and drove away, and the two gave chase.

While on the phone with 911, Langendorff told his girlfriend the chase came to an end near a sharp curve near country roads 307 and 539.

Caddel understood that to mean the Kelley crashed. Moments later law enforcement officers arrived, she said.

Johnnie Langendorrf helped Willeford catch up to the sick savage who killed nearly 30 people in a Texas church yesterday. Facebook photo courtesy of the Daily Mail.

And while the usual ghouls take to social media and other platforms to do their blood dance on top of still-warm bodies, they (quite intentionally, I’m sure) ignore the fact that a law-abiding citizen stopped this monster from killing even more people.

The neighbor, now identified as Stephen Willeford “grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect.”

Willeford wounded Kelley before he and Langendorff chased him in Langendorff’s truck after he fled.

Willeford, was a local plumber with no military experience. He wasn’t a “professional,” but he was willing to take responsibility for the lives of others and was an excellent enough marksman to shoot Kelley between his body armor, hitting him in his side.

Who knows how many lives Willeford saved with his courageous actions?

This gun owner – this good guy with a gun – engaged a twisted savage, and possibly prevented him from taking more lives.

“That suspect entered the church and continued to fire. As he exited the church, a local resident grabbed his rifle and engaged that suspect. The suspect dropped his rifle, which was a Ruger AR assault-type rifle and fled from the church.”

These men did what they felt was right. They risked their own lives before authorities arrived on the scene and stopped the murderous psycho. They took responsibility for the lives and safety of other people.

And despite the left’s continued attempts to laugh off assertions that good guys with guns do make a difference, the facts speak for themselves.

Devin Kelley – bad guy. Received bad conduct discharge from the Air Force for domestic violence and spent 12 months in prison. Should have been forbidden by federal law to possess any kind of firearm, because he spent that year in prison, and yet, according to a law enforcement official, Kelley purchased the Ruger model AR-556 rifle used in the shooting at a San Antonio sporting goods store in April 2016.

Stephen Willeford – good guy. Law-abiding gun owner. Stopped the evil from taking even more lives by shooting the perp and chasing him down with Johnnie Langendorff.

Any questions?

UPDATE: It looks like the two heroes chased the scumbag, causing him to wreck his car, and subsequently take his own life in a typical coward’s fashion. Rot in hell.

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Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.

  • MikeyParks says:

    What puzzles me, and I say this with all due respect, where were other armed people in that church?

  • GWB says:

    I don’t know that he prevented any more deaths (the killer was leaving, by all accounts), but he certainly brought the man to justice. And that’s not nothing.

    And kudos to the men for stepping up. That’s a hero – doing what’s right, despite risk.

    I’m not going to buy into the timeline of events just yet (that he took his own life). But that’s more a matter of still-less-than-36-hours-after-the-event than anything else.
    (One story, though, implied he took his life before crashing, and that’s just not… doable, really – because your brain that’s driving is doing things to preserve your life, and few people can simultaneously make the brain do something that will get you killed. Which isn’t the same as driving in such a way as to get yourself killed.)

    • Marta Hernandez says:

      But if he offed himself while behind the wheel, he would crash, right? That sort of makes sense to me.

    • Alec Rawls says:

      As Willeford himself noted, Kelley would at least have shot it out with police if Willeford hadn’t shot him first. Note also that Kelley left his car running and his door open. He had some further plans that Willeford interrupted. Willeford thinks Kelley might have had designs on another Baptist church right up the road that was also in the middle of services. That is the direction Kelley took off in. Don’t know how many lives Willeford saved, but it COULD have been a lot.

      • Steve says:

        My suspicion is that he planned to go to the in-laws house and kill them if they weren’t at the church. And they weren’t.

    • Lin says:

      The shooter used a large semi auto in the church, but he had a different weapon after he went to his truck. Entirely possible that he had gone to the truck to reload and/or get a different weapon to pick off survivors or shoot others from his car (the pistol would have been easier to manage inside the vehicle). Very likely the shooter was not finished when Willefotd engaged him.

  • Scott says:

    Slight correction GWB, #39 you cited above says “On the premises of a church, synagogue, or other place of worship (if effective notice of prohibition is given per Penal Code Chapter 30)” which would mean that the individual church has to post notices that carry is not allowed. In the absence of such notices, Texas law DOES permit guns to be carried in church

  • Max says:

    “The suspect dropped his rifle, which was a Ruger AR assault-type rifle and fled from the church.”

    Left unmentioned, interestingly enough, is that Willeford used an AR-15 to wound the bad guy; also referred to in media “reports” as an AR assault-type rifle. Odd.

  • Greg Hall says:

    “Willeford, was a local plumber with no military experience.”
    So. Sure. Right.
    If I recall, there were 70 or so of such Men, on the green at Lexington which initiated a what, 7 or 8 year war of Independence by 20 or 30 thousand other such Men. A lot of whom were barefoot, also.
    Wonderful how they Won their Freedom from a professional army with “military experience”. Ain’t it.

    • GWB says:

      Your point is correct, but there were people on the Lexington Green with military experience. The militia was much more necessary in that place and time than it is considered to be now, and there was the recent unpleasantness with the French and the Indians.

      (And the colonial militias were notoriously unreliable on the actual battlefield. They had their place, but it was the Colonial Army that gave the victories there.)

  • Ewin Barnett says:

    A tale of two AR15s. One in the hands of a raging murderer. One in the hands of a good man. Which one will the comrades of the (D) party seek to “control” now? Will their new scheme reliably remove weapons from the hands of evil people while allowing good people to retain theirs? I think we already know the answer.

  • In 1770 Captain James Cook discovered in Malaysia a thing called “running amok.” And in the bible, there is mention of the demoniac of Gadara.

    In the future there will always be three things that go defective and go on killing sprees: a) humans, b) large animals and c) robots-drones. When outside the home, one has always found the need for the God-given right to have a sidearm on the hip and a long arm within reach. Science fiction always shows this!

    However, California is first and foremost at denying rights of man.

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