Texas man who shot, chased down Texas church gunman was NRA instructor

A former National Rifle Association instructor has come forward as the “good Samaritan” who shot and wounded the gunman who attacked the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Stephen Willeford, 55, has been hailed as a hero for confronting the shooter and forcing him to flee, but he insisted in an interview Monday that “I’m no hero.”

Texas Massacre Hero, Stephen Willeford, Describes Stopping Gunman | Louder With Crowder

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  • Blacksmith

    Good guy with a gun prevented it from being worse than it was, by stopping the asshole when reloading.

  • Clausewitz

    Thank you for your service Sir.

  • BillyHW

    Everything about this story goes against the media narrative, but it will never be reported that way.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      The media don’t want the public to know that carrying a weapon ensures public safety

    • Brett McS

      The “left-behind media” narrative.

  • WildWelshWoman

    The lamestream media is reporting that Kelley took his own life, which is what they claim that Sunderland police said. However, we have two first-hand accounts from those involved in Kelley’s last moments that tell a much different story.
    I don’t think we need to contemplate which narrative we find more plausible.

    • Brett McS

      By the description of his driving it sounds like he was dying and losing control as the adrenaline wore off.

  • In Israel, many civilians carry guns, and this allows them to intervene in the event of terrorist events. It looks like this is becoming more and more necessary in all Western countries. If the people are armed, then cowardly evil aggressors like the Texas one, or the Las Vegas one he was perhaps emulating – and the many evil Muslim terrorists, as well as sundry street gangsters – these will all be much more hesitant to attack defenseless innocents.