Man who stopped Texas church shooter warns of attack on Second Amendment

Jack Wilson, the head of the West Freeway Church of Christ volunteer security team who stopped a gunman at the church in White Settlement, addresses a church safety seminar at North Pointe Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Hurst, Texas.(Smiley N. Pool/Dallas Morning News)

The man who used his own gun to take out a church shooter in Texas in December says that under the leadership of a Democrat like Michael Bloomberg, his heroic act would have been impossible. He wouldn’t have had a gun.

A spokeswoman for Bloomberg’s campaign responded this week that under Bloomberg, the mentally ill shooter would not have had his gun to begin with.

“There’s no question,” said Jack Wilson, 71, to the 600 people gathered at North Pointe Baptist Church in Hurst, Texas recently. “If you see someone and they display a gun, it’s time to act.”

It was the first time Wilson has spoken at a major church safety seminar since he shot the gunman who opened fire Dec. 29 in West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas and killed two churchgoers. Wilson has received numerous additional invitations to hold similar training that is surging in popularity after a spate of deadly shootings in places of worship, says the Dallas Morning News.

Wilson, a firearms instructor who trains his congregation’s volunteer safety team, also warned of an assault on the Second Amendment by Democrats, singling out presidential contender Michael Bloomberg, who has made restricting lawful access to guns a major focus of his campaign.

“If we were operating under Bloomberg’s position, we wouldn’t have had any guns in there,” Wilson said in an interview. “The outcome would have been extremely more severe than it was.” Wilson pointed out that the attacker, whom police identified as 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, had seven more rounds in his shotgun and three more in his pocket.

The Bloomberg spokeswoman seemed to imply that the killer would have had his weapon taken away under Democratic policy, or would have been unable to acquire it.

“Mr. Wilson certainly acted bravely, but the killer had a history of violence and mental health issues and under Mike’s plan, he would never (have) had a gun,” said Elizabeth Lewis earlier this week.


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