Kirsters Baish| The liberals of America have pushed their anti-Second Amendment agenda ever since the Parkland, Florida high school mass shooting earlier this year. They have waged an all-out war on the NRA, blaming them for attacks that they had nothing to do with. They have also painted the AR-15 as the most evil weapon to ever exist. All they have done is proven their ignorance when it comes to the Constitution.
The story of Stephen Willeford is the perfect example of the civilian with a gun who saves the day, He prevented the loss of more innocent lives when he took out his gun during a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
The Daily Wire reports:
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has released a new ad featuring Stephen Willeford, a plumber from Sutherland Springs, Texas who heroically chased and shot a deranged gunman who killed 26 people at the nearby Baptist church. Willeford, a good guy with a gun who stopped a bad guy with a guy, tells his story in the moving ad.
Willeford’s daughter told him that a man was opening fire inside a church across the street. Willeford took his AR-15 and made his way to the church. Take a look at the video below:
"He had an AR-15, but so did I. And it's not the gun, it's the heart. It's a matter of the heart. I'm not the bravest man in the world, or anything, but I was here. I was here, and I could do something, and I had to do something." –Stephen Willeford #NRA #NRAAM pic.twitter.com/rcLTohz859
— NRATV (@NRATV) May 3, 2018
The shooter tried to hit Willeford, however Willeford took a shot before the shooter could fire. Willeford explained, “He had an AR-15. But so did I. It’s not the gun, it’s the heart. I had to do something.”
The hero also wrote an article for the Dallas News about what happened at the church that day. He also wrote about the importance of our Second Amendment Right and the good that comes from the NRA.
He also revealed that he is a former NRA instructor. He wrote about how he used the training that he had been given from the organization in order to stop the shooting suspect.
“Anti-gun politicians and anti-gun activists have made clear their belief that the way to stop criminals is to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens, and many have blamed the men and women of the NRA for acts of deranged individuals. Sometimes it feels like the mainstream media hates firearms,” he wrote.
“I am proof that they are wrong. I am also proof that the NRA’s familiar mantra is true: The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” he added.
“Last year, a mentally disturbed man entered a Baptist church in my hometown of Sutherland Springs and opened fire. I live across the street, and when my daughter told me there was a shooter and I heard the shots myself, I fell back on my years of NRA training, grabbed my AR-15, and ran across the street to engage the shooter. People say I saved lives that day. I hope that’s true. I did what the Lord called me to do,” he recalled.
“A lot of gun control groups out there talk about restricting gun rights, but criminals don’t obey laws,” he noted. “Those restrictions only affect law-abiding gun owners like me. They do nothing to increase public safety.”