. I am Ryan Gergen , President of Hope Heroes NFP , formally HHFRF (Hardest Hit Family Relief Fund), a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit - EIN: 82-2626240 As the shooter rounded the front of the Explorer, Willeford noticed that the man’s vest didn’t cover the sides of his torso. Willeford fired twice more, striking the man once beneath the arm—in an unprotected spot—and once in the thigh. Massacres like this seem to happen anywhere these days, but happen a lot more in places with the gun culture of the good ol’ US of A. Tragedy at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs is deadliest attack on a house of worship in US history. Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland. However, VBS stands for Vacation Bible School, not vocational. Furthermore, former high school classmates who became his Facebook friends recently wrote in comment threads that they’d recently become very weirded out by Kelley’s repeated comments on atheism. For example, another former classmate, Nina Rose Nava, wrote on her Facebook page: “…in complete shock! I legit just deleted him off my fb cause I couldn’t stand his post. He was always talking about how people who believe in God we’re stupid and trying to preach his atheism. Smh.” It’s not clear why the killer would say he briefly taught Bible classes if he was fixated on atheism. She also wrote, “Me and my friend say him a month back at dennys and we were talking about how weird he was!!!”
No he stopped the carnage, if it were not for him it could have been many more. No one won in this tragic event but this man put his life on the line to protect others and the fact he had a gun enabled him to do so. Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooting discussed. Hoax. It starts at 1.00 almost exactly. Unconvincing witnesses. Statistics are unconvincing. Building being demolished as at Sandy Hook. Video described but not released. Shooting claimed to be seven minutes long. Unlikely. Gunman has history of violence, which may or may not be true The governor said on CNN that Kelley, because of a bad conduct discharge from the U.S. Air Force, had been denied a permit to carry a gun by the state. The network also reported that he had purchased a weapon at a San Antonio gun store in 2016 all the same. It also emerged from the sheriff that the gunman had a personal tie to First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, although his motive has not yet been detailed; Kelley’s in-laws attended the church, although they weren’t present during the mass shooting, authorities said. Kelley was married and was sued for divorce several years ago, according to The New York Times. Sutherland Springs church shooting Media in category Sutherland Springs church shooting The following 11 files are in this category, out of 11 total. Play media. FBI's Combs- Encryption Is Blocking Access to Killer's Cellphone.webm 53 s, 852 × 480; 20.92 MB
Texas church shooting SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas -- Witnesses say the gunman who killed at least 26 people inside a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, fled the scene after a resident began firing shots at him, CBS affiliate KENS-TV reports.. What was supposed to be a time of fellowship and worship in the Lord's presence turned into a horrific ordeal which resulted in mass injury and loss of life
(Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- At least 26 are dead and 20 are injured after a man dressed in black entered First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas armed with a rifle and opened fire on. Texas church shooting SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas -- Witnesses say the gunman who killed at least 26 people inside a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, fled the scene after a resident began firing. Give up on this guy, just another Shumer, Pelosi, Soros troll. You waste your time attempting to have a ‘logical,’ informed, discussion with the illogical and ill-informed that prefer to remain ignorant, or are so blinded by their own ill-conceived dogma they are incapable of reason.Willeford believes that what happened that day was a battle between good and evil. He says he was terrified, but he thinks the calm he experienced was the Holy Spirit taking over. He tells people he thinks it was the Lord’s hand shielding him as the man doing evil fired over and over again in his direction. And looking back now, he feels like God had been shaping him every day of his life, carving him into the perfect tool for that day.
James, James. I live in TX. There is an informal gun seller about every half mile along the Rio Grande.Several people in my church carry concealed, me included. It is a prudent precaution. If Democrats had their way, there would have been NO armed law abiding citizen to put a stop to this carnage. The gun issue is why I will never, ever vote for any democrat for any officeKeep whistling past the graveyard. He already issued pro-Second Amendment decisions in a very hostile environment. Keep fantasizing that he won’t do so for decades to come.The Samir Al-Hajeed/Sam Hyde hoax appears as a joke after almost every mass shooting. Read more about it here. Vigil honors Sutherland Springs church shooting victims. Mario Cavazos, 53, who was also at the vigil, thinks he might have seen the shooter as he made his way from a nearby gas station to the church
But he didn’t ask to be a citation in someone else’s debate. His experience is more than a data point. Those seven minutes ravaged his community. Exactly. They search for the freedom they provide. Try owning a gun in Mexico and see what happens. Either the corrupt government or the cartels will take you out. Just as 50cal stated-they are slaves so they run…guess where….
A neighbor described the resident as the "nicest man on the planet." He said the resident grabbed his rifle then engaged the suspect as he exited the First Baptist Church on Sunday.She searched for Willeford but found only the brass shells he’d left behind. She heard there had been a crash and insisted her daughter not go with her to the scene. She didn’t know what she’d find when she got there. Officials update on Sutherland Springs church shooting - Duration: 14:23. CBS News 20,129 views. 14:23. Hero describes chasing alleged Texas church shooter - Duration: 4:29 . “I got shot at too.”
Look up “false equivalence” and “word salad.” In something called a dictionary. You’re welcome.If I’d never seen an irrefutable argument before, I’ve seen one now – thank you, good sir.
Keeping Faith One year after a gunman killed 26 parishioners and wounded 20 others at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, the close-knit community has relied on its religion to cope Snopes investigates the coordinated efforts of trolls, scams, and campaigns that aren't quite what they seem.what everyone has “figured out” in the past year is that we can’t count on you for a logical, reasoned, and factual answer when asked a direct question. Law enforcement officials works at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Nov. 5, 2017. Nick Wagner/Statesman.com via AP The source added that the.
The Sutherland Springs Massacre at First Baptist Church =211 on The Fifth of November =211 happened 1012 days after Kingsman released, and the shooting is time-stamped as starting at 11:20 AM (to emphasize this coding) YOUR fantasies on the other hand, are going to have something of a rough time with the current Supreme Court. And Trump’s got another 2 years of a Republican Senate majority to supply replacements for Justices Ginsburg and Stevens — and maybe a couple of the other lefties if things work out properly.Over the span of 18 months, the 1968 influenza pandemic killed approximately 100,000 people in the U.S. He grew up with a deeply rooted love for his community, a devotion that was instilled in him by previous generations. During the Depression, his great-grandfather started a trade route between Sutherland Springs and Seguin, bolstering business and helping farmers and shopkeepers in both towns stay afloat through hard times. Growing up, Willeford worked at a local dairy owned by his family. “I squeezed more tits before I was eight than you will your whole life,” he likes to joke. More than two dozen people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
He likes his job at the hospital in San Antonio, where several children from the church were treated after the shooting. He’s proud to tell people that every child treated there that day is still alive. He doesn’t mind the hour-long commute, and the benefits are great. He doesn’t want to take on anything that might jeopardize that.Well, of course the gun was invented in the first place as a weapon of war, but it seems like if you live in such fear all the time that you need a gun, maybe a slave is what you are. Devin Patrick Kelley, the man officials have identified as the suspect in a mass shooting at a Texas church that left at least 26 people dead on Sunday, used a Ruger AR-556 rifle during his.
The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County. At least 26 people, aged from five to 72, were killed and 20 others were wounded when the. Not true. Texas law has changed to permit concealed carry in church. The church has the option to post the 30.07 and 30.06 signs, if they don’t you can carry.Late this summer, Willeford wanted to “put a few rounds through” a new AR-15 given to him by the owner of the San Antonio–based Sons of Liberty Gun Works, so he drove a few miles outside of town, onto the property that his great-grandfather purchased with profits from that Depression-era trade route. He entered the gate, and the shocks on his old Mercury Grand Marquis squeaked as he rolled past a dozen mama cows and their calves. He made his way to the back of the plot, where he maintains a makeshift gun range. First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where multiple people died in a gun attack Credit: AP:Associated Press What was the Texas church shooting? During a Sunday service, on November 5.
That’s what pathetic cowards who can’t back up their nonsense with facts and logic love to do.One more time, as your ability to comprehend simple statements that are facts is woefully lacking. The post you are replying to was NOT opinion, or some “thesis,” every statement is a fact. Detailing those facts with FBI stats, etc., would be beyond the capability of those with compromised attention spans. If you want to be informed, and make semi-intelligent comments on some subject, you should do your “homework.” As they say, ‘you’ can look it up! You won’t read Mr. Lott’s results, because it does not fit your ideology. You simply repeat, like a lemming, the talking points of the ‘gun confiscation’ whacks.They were a small fraction of the firearms seized in Mexico. The largest portion were Soviet Bloc firearms that had been supplied to guerrilla groups in El Salvador and to the government of Nicaragua, or ex-US military rifles left behind in Viet Nam and subsequently supplied to Soviet-supported guerrillas in Central America.When these thoughts start to consume him, he’s learned to remind himself he did the best he could. Sometimes, to get his mind off of it, he spends time with his four-month-old granddaughter. Sometimes he walks across the street to his friend Mike Jordan’s house.
. People posted frantic messages on social media about loved ones. Witnesses reported that the man walked into the church around 11:30 a.m. Sunday and opened fire, KSAT-TV reported, adding, “The church is located in the 500 block of 4th Street in the small, south Texas town about 40 miles east of San Antonio.” (Recent population figures said the town has only 362 people.)Except more die in Chicago in a month then all the mass shootings in a decade. But I guess those deaths are acceptable because of who controls that area and who is dying.Because information within the community was unreliable at that point, and officials had yet to release the names of the victims, “I don’t even know which ones of my friends made it and which didn’t,” he told Crowder. Eyewitness to church shooting: 'I don't know what we do now' Online sermons give glimpse into close community of Sutherland Springs church. After the killings, shock and grief in a small Texas town. Air Force admits it failed to report Texas shooter's conviction for abuse. Photos: Deadly mass shooting at Sutherland Springs, Texas, church
Pastor Frank Pomeroy oversees the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Pomeroy’s wife, Sherri, told NBC News that her husband was out of town during the shooting, but their daughter was inside. Frank Pomeroy later told ABC News that their daughter, Annabelle, 14, was one of those killed. Pomeroy described Annabelle as “one very beautiful special child” to ABC News.That may be true, but I don’t recall mentioning Chicago as a paradise – or mentioning it at all. Chicago is still in the good ol’ U.S. of A and still has a huge gun culture. Swing and a miss, John A Majane III.He’d even had discussions with a police officer friend, long before his encounter with the gunman, about where to aim on a moving target wearing body armor: the side, the hip, the leg. More preparation from God, he believes..
Willeford propped his AR-15 on the pickup’s hood and peered through the sight. He could see a holographic red dot on the man’s chest. He fired twice. He wasn’t sure he’d hit him, though he was later told that the man had contusions on his chest and abdomen consistent with getting shot while wearing body armor. Regardless, the gunman stopped shooting and ran for a white Ford Explorer that was idling outside the chapel, roughly twenty yards from where Willeford had positioned himself.Willeford assumed the reporting was wrong. The air felt thick and hard to breathe. Nothing made sense. A gunman killed 26 people and wounded 20 others at a Texas church Sunday morning in what Gov. Greg Abbott called the largest mass shooting in state history C’mon big strong MAN! Go put that sign in front of your trailer. And what is an “incel’? Some one smarter than you? Which would be pretty much the entire population of the U.S.“I know,” Willeford said. “But if God would just tell me what to do, I’d run at it like a bulldog.”
Willeford and his family know almost everyone who attends the church. Some of the elder members of the congregation knew his great-grandparents. Each Christmas, he rides his Harley with a motorcycle group from the church that delivers toys to poor kids across the county.Maybe you don’t understand the analogy, or know what an analogy is. House fires happen all the time. Mass shootings are extremely rare. Get it? Probably not.#BREAKING: This is reportedly a photo of the Texas church shooter's vehicle. pic.twitter.com/9xerbfSF8I
A lone gunman killed at least 26 people and injured many more at a church in Sutherland Springs. The tiny town was left reeling from the deadliest shooting at a place of worship in American history Sutherland Springs Royal Court has set up a tent to accept donations for the family members of the victims of Sunday's shooting at the intersection of 4th Street and 13th Street, near the. When he finally got home early that evening, the neighborhood was a chaotic mess of police cars, reporters, stunned onlookers, and sobbing mourners. More than twenty people awaited him inside his house: friends from San Antonio, neighbors, extended family who’d heard about what had happened. Everyone was calling, texting, waiting for the latest news on TV. That’s how Willeford and his family first learned how bad it really was. Sutherland Springs is an unincorporated community located on the old Spanish land grant of Manuel Tarin in northern Wilson County, Texas, United States.It is located on U.S. Highway 87 at the intersection of Farm Road 539, about 31 miles (50 km) east of downtown San Antoni
President Donald Trump tweeted, “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.” One reporter described seeing tarps in the yard, possibly covering dead bodies. Law enforcement officials gather near the First Baptist Church following a shooting on November 5, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. At least 20 people were reportedly killed and 24 injured when. He did hear something, but to Willeford it sounded like someone was tapping on the window. He looked outside but didn’t see anyone. He pulled on a pair of jeans and went to the living room, where the walls were less insulated. The sound was louder there. It was definitely gunfire, he realized, but he couldn’t tell where it was coming from. A bouquet of flowers lies at the base of a roadblock at the scene of the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP/Eric Gay) Texas church shooting and domestic.
Law enforcement briefed on the investigation into the deadly mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs identified the shooter as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/12/462781469/in-mexico-tens-of-thousands-of-illegal-guns-come-from-the-u-sSoon after, at a Sunday service in June, Willeford met Danielle Kelley. Her husband was the man in tactical gear that morning, the man who’d caused all this pain, the man Willeford had shot twice. Kelley’s mother is a longtime member of First Baptist. Neither woman was there during the shooting, but Kelley’s grandmother was among those killed.The Mexican government only submitted obviously-US-made guns to the BATFE for tracing. The bulk of cartel guns are from China and the former Soviet Bloc, many supplied in the ’80s to Soviet-backed guerrillas in Central America. This is obvious when one looks at the photos of confiscated weapons released by the Mexican police and military: full-auto — not US civilian-legal — AKMs and Type 56s, Viet Nam-era M16A1s (supplied to El Salvadoran guerrillas by the Vietnamese government) and other ordnance unavailable in the US.He refused attempts to lionize his efforts. “I want the focus to go to the families, to the community that I grew up in, the people that I love there, the people that I know,” he said. “The church was a very small congregation, and  people are dead. Children are dead. Twenty or so are injured. That’s decimated their congregation. There’s very few left in their congregation.”
Breaks my fair heart that you consider a US veteran so lowly. Is this something current in your life, or have you always had this hatred/problem concerning those who have served our country. BTW, when did YOU join Mensa?He became emotional while lamenting the fact that he couldn’t grieve with the rest of the community. “They’re having a memorial at the baseball stadium, and the media’s gonna be there. Guess who can’t be there if the media’s there? I wanna hug some of these people.”Uh, no. That should be your goal. You should also consider an attempt to educate yourself on ‘what has changed’ in America over the past fifty-odd years. America has been an armed society since shortly after Columbus sailed the oceans blue in 1492! Just over fifty years ago, HS “children” rode school buses with their .22 caliber rifles for that day’s rifle practice at school! It was not just in the rural country, either, was done in NY – as you say, do your homework. Nobody, children, bus drivers, teachers, NOBODY was shot, not even accidentally. Kids, in the America I grew up in, were not “killing other kids” with any gun or, anything for that matter! Today, they are killing each other by the thousands – MASS shootings should be so productive. The availability of guns, much less the type of gun, is NOT anywhere close to being a “causative issue.” Discover WHY America is no longer the country I grew up in, and you may get close to an answer that has little to do with guns! First requirement, however, is to quit reading after those Liberal rags that have NO solutions, just knee-jerk reactions.A few months later, he was invited to be a guest of honor at the NRA’s national convention in Dallas in May. The organization paid for a block of suites for him and his family at the Omni Hotel, where, for the first time in his life, he ordered room service. At the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, he delivered a speech to a crowd of thousands. “We are the people that stand between the people that would do evil to our neighbors,” he said. “I’m nothing special. Look at you guys. Every one of you would do what I did. And I love you all.” He received multiple standing ovations.
Find Sutherland Springs Church Shooting Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Sutherland Springs Church Shooting and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. Explore more on Sutherland. 28 dead after shooting at Sutherland Springs church. By Kelsey Bradshaw and Caleb Downs, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News, Guillermo Contreras, and Sig Christenson. Latest details (as of 4:30 p.m.) At least 27 people were killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs Sunday mornin Neither. On 5 November 2017, the completely unreliable site Freedom Daily published an article (“BREAKING: America’s Worst Nightmare About Texas Church Shooter Just Confirmed – Here’s Who He Is” with a web address that ended: “breaking-the-texas-church-shooter-is-a-muslim-this-is-terrorism”):
When he woke up the morning after the shooting, there were a few fleeting seconds before he remembered what had happened and all the grief and sadness returned. He got up and turned on the news, and he was surprised to see his name and face on the screen. Soon he was staring at a live broadcast from his front yard. Willeford’s family had always attended the Church of Christ. That’s where he was raised and where he and Pam raised their three kids. (They used to joke that Church of Christers went to Sunday services earlier so they could beat the Baptists to lunch.) But the church was 45 minutes away, in San Antonio, and after the shooting, he wanted to worship alongside his fellow survivors. That’s what compelled him to join the Baptist church this summer.
Conspiracy theorists misrepresent Bill Gates’ funding of vaccination and digital-identity research as evidence of a nefarious global surveillance plan foretold in the Book of Revelation. 'He had an AR-15 and so did I': NRA honors man who confronted and then shot the Sutherland Springs church shooter. Stephen Willeford, 55, was honored at the annual NRA convention on Frida Kevin Blomstrum, left, and Kyle Dahlberg visit a makeshift memorial for victims near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Sutherland.
His wife, Pam, showed up at the scene within an hour, relieved to see Willeford alive. He was still undergoing interviews, so she asked a few firefighters if they could give him her Crocs. Even though it was late autumn, the temperature had peaked at close to 90 degrees that day, and she worried about the torrid asphalt against his bare feet.Willeford talked to Kelley for only a few minutes that day, but he often replays the conversation in his mind. She told him she didn’t feel any ill will toward him, that she understood he’d done the right thing. Willeford was grateful. He doesn’t regret his pursuit of the gunman, but he’s glad he didn’t have to fire the fatal shot. “We aren’t designed to take the life of another person,” he says. “It damages us. It changes us.”
If you’re so afraid of your house burning down, why don’t you move to one made out of concrete and steel?Stephanie tried to follow, but he turned and asked her to go back inside and load another magazine for him (he wanted to give her a task so she wouldn’t leave the house).Authorities revealed in a news conference that the gunman was carrying a Ruger AR assault type weapon. They said that he was first spotted at a gas station and then walked across the street and fired at the church before going inside it and firing some more. Some of those killed were discovered outside the church, although most of the deceased were inside the building. The gunman then leapt in a car, and a pursuit ensued. Although early reports said the police pursued Kelley, authorities now say that a heroic citizen grabbed a rifle and gave chase. Kelley was later found dead in his car a short ways away. It’s not yet clear whether he died of a self-inflicted wound or the citizen shot him, authorities said.Another popular claim is that an armed civilian intervened in the immediate aftermath, helping to bring an end to the massacre:In the following days, several politicians arrived in town. Willeford spent time with Senator Ted Cruz and Vice President Mike Pence. His district’s U.S. representative, Henry Cuellar, invited him to be his one allotted guest at the 2018 State of the Union Address. Later, Senator John Cornyn called.
So the good guy with a gun kills the bad guy with a gun. After the bad guy kills 26 and injures 20. You call that a victory?Come on, dude, that’s an obvious and very bad fake. Your comments speak for themselves anyway – I know you were never in Mensa. Or the military. Give it up. You’re a fraud.
When everyone had taken a seat, Pomeroy, who was still mourning the death of his own daughter, explained that today’s discussion would be about the book of Acts, chapter 16, in which the disciple Paul figured out what God wanted for him—something that seems particularly relevant to the lives of the survivors right now. 3 Responses to Mass Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Leaves 26 Dead Darkwing November 6, 2017 at 5:56 am # The man was a wife and child abuser, spent 12 months in a military prison, bad conduct discharge, how the frell did he get a weapon. unless he had before he was in the prison, if that is true, then according to federal law the. “You can see, God doesn’t speak in a thunderous voice,” Pomeroy told the group. Others around the room agreed.The suspect crashed his vehicle as law enforcement responded. Authorities found him dead inside the vehicle, but said it's unclear whether he shot himself or was shot by the resident.
Meanwhile, Stephanie had jumped in her car to drive around the block to investigate. Willeford’s neighborhood, in central Sutherland Springs, consists of modest ranch-style homes and trailers. The town itself is tiny, about six hundred people, a blue-collar agricultural community. Stephanie returned a minute or so later. She told her father she had seen a man wearing black tactical gear at the Baptist church just down the street, about 150 yards away. 3,000 Attend Funeral Of 8 Family Members Killed In Sutherland Springs Shooting Air Force Could Be Sued For Millions Over Texas Church Shooting CNN Fails To Include Unborn Baby In Texas Church Shooting Victim Tall
At a press conference that night, Governor Greg Abbott confirmed the grim facts. He thanked the litany of officials and agencies who had responded to what they now realized had been the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history. A Department of Public Safety representative told the scrum of cameras that a local citizen had responded to the shooting with his own rifle and then chased down the suspect. A reporter asked if that citizen’s name was going to be released to the public. The answer was no.The shooting suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, federal law enforcement sources told CBS News. KSAT and The Los Angeles Times both reported that neighbors said they heard gunfire emanating from the shooter’s property at night.
… While this seems like a random attack from a psychotic white guy who the left will use as a poster child for more gun control, his reasoning for arming up and taking over a building full of Christians was because of is religion. “The shooter is dead. He has not been officially identified, but Mustachio Tweeted: ‘#texaschurchshooting shooter is 29-year-old US marine turned Muslim convert, Samir Al-Hajeed. His manifesto is making its rounds on the web,’” the Santa Monica Observer reported. Crosses showing the names of shooting victims at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs Baptist Church are part of a makeshift memorial placed along the highway , Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in. Or the bad guy would have chained the doors shut and burned the church down, murdering everyone inside. On November 5, 2017, a mass shooting took place at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.. An armed, male gunman reportedly entered the church around 11:30 am CST and started firing. The shooter was killed after a chase with local law enforcement
“I feel like the prettiest girl at the prom,” Stephen told Pam. “Everyone wants to dance with me.” Police who converged on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, said there are multiple victims dead inside the church, but currently no active threat after taking down the. The “90%” were submitted to the US BATFE for tracing BECAUSE THEY WERE MARKED AS MADE IN THE US.Willeford is fully aware why he’s so popular among a certain segment of society. He knows that he’s become a symbol; his actions that day make the perfect story for gun rights advocates to tell. Not only did he use his personal firearm to stop an active shooter, he did it with an AR-15, the same type of gun used in many mass shootings, including this one. Willeford has starred in an NRA commercial. “It’s not the gun, it’s the heart,” he says. And he agrees with many of the arguments strangers are making when they cite his name. If AR-15s were banned, he would have been less well equipped to defend himself and his friends, he says. He could have stayed out there all day—and sometimes he does—but there were storm clouds on the horizon, so Willeford packed each gun into its case and loaded them into the trunk of the Grand Marquis. Then he drove slowly through an alleyway of trees and paused beside a narrow stream that flows across the property. His family’s plot used to be three times as big, but his older brother and younger sister sold their portion of the land years ago, something that Willeford would never consider. This is where he comes to think. Once, when a young man asked permission to date his daughter, he brought him here to camp before giving his blessing.
Most mass shootings barely even register with the American public anymore. In 2017 alone, there were more than three hundred shooting incidents in which at least four people were injured or killed, and few of them made national headlines. Sutherland Springs was different, though. Willeford went to bed feeling anonymous, which was fine with him. “We had no clue what was about to happen,” he says.As he handed it back to Willeford, Jordan told the group, with a smile, that if he had been home that day, it all would have been different. “I can see the church doors from my bathroom window,” he said. He would have responded the same way Willeford had, only he would have shared the free guns with his friends, he teased.Then you’d best move out of your house and go live in a mud puddle. Then you’ll be “safe” you sad little hypocrite.Over the previous few months, he’d been approached by book publishers and speaking agents offering potentially lucrative deals. He’d been told he could start a security consulting company to help churches protect against shooters. He has good reason to believe that the gun he used that day is the type of thing a wealthy gun collector would be willing to pay a lot for. (Law enforcement recently returned the rifle to him in a ceremony at the church.) Willeford pondered whether this all might be a way to build his dream house.
Willeford had become a lead character in a national debate. He was the ultimate good guy with a gun. One woman wrote on Facebook, “Please pray for Sutherland Springs a gunman in full gear walked into the Baptist church and there are casualties……he took off crash his vehicle not far from my daughter’s house and was on foot i believe the police got him. For those of you calling about my daughter and family there are all ok. Pray for these families this is absolutely heartbreaking.”The shooting in Sutherland Springs was predated by two extremely popular falsehoods — “antifa,” a shorthand term for anti-fascist groups, planned a 4 November 2017 civil war or coup, and that a coincidental Department of Defense drill provided cover for a “false flag” attack during the purported government overthrow.
State officials said in a news conference Sunday night that the suspect dropped his AR-15 style rifle and fled the church as the resident chased him.Two big failures not covered in the story. It is illegal for those with domestic violence convictions to buy guns. The SS shooter did time in the military prison system for domestic violence, but the military did not report that crime to the database, a huge blunder. 2nd – he only received one year in prison, for assault of an INFANT. He should have received a much harsher sentence. Otherwise, a pretty good article on the hero.
Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (KSAT via AP) Sunday's massacre is the deadliest church shooting in modern U. The vehicle roared out of view. For a moment, it seemed he had gotten away. Then Willeford looked to his left and noticed a navy-blue Dodge Ram stopped at a nearby crossroad. A gunman opened fire Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, in a rural area outside of San Antonio. Here's what we know: From Monday morning media briefin
VideoVideo related to sutherland springs church shooting: 5 fast facts you need to know2017-11-05T13:35:45-05:00Kelley’s LinkedIn page says, under the entry for U.S. Air Force, “Cargo, demand and supply , distribution.” He added, “Basic learning on my contracted job.” The page says he attended New Braunfels High School from 2003 to 2009, receiving his diploma. His LinkedIn page also says, “I am a hard working dedicated person. I live by he (sic) core values on which the Air Force go by.” He identified himself as a “management consulting professional” and said he was CPR certified. Sutherland Springs Shooting Rumors, Hoaxes, and Conspiracy Theories A mass shooting at a Texas church on 5 November 2017 led to an avalanche of false information We investigated a number of hoaxes, rumors, and conspiracy theories associated with a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas on 5 November 2017.
The scene outside the church was tragic and heartbreaking as crying family members of loved ones gathered outside, desperate for information about them, and praying. A local hospital has reported receiving multiple victims. The ATF was responding to the scene. One woman was in the kitchen when the shooting occurred and survived the attack, a KENS5 journalist reported from the scene. About 100 people had gathered at the community center in Sutherland Springs, waiting for news.Area of the church is now blocked off and taped off. Family and friends still waiting to hear if their loved ones are safe. pic.twitter.com/YsKz78i3Lg
This seemed to be all the man needed. “I thought so,” he said. “I know who you are.” Then he turned to his wife. “Honey, this is the guy who stopped the bad man.”She still remembers his phone call, remembers rinsing the drywall off her hands and rushing to the church with her daughter Rachel. She remembers Rachel comforting a young girl outside who’d lost her mother and three siblings. Rachel asked the girl about her favorite movie. As the two of them sat together and began singing songs from Moana, Pam noticed blood matted in the girl’s hair. That’s when it struck her how bad this really was.CPRC: How a Botched Study Fooled the World About the U.S. Share of Mass Public Shootings: U.S. Rate is Lower than Global Average
One of the youngest victims of November's mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas isn't asking for much this holiday season. All he wants is Christmas cards — maybe with a $1 bill. Witness, Carrie Matula, told NBC News: “We heard semi-automatic gunfire… we’re only about 50 yards away from this church.” First Baptist Church, of Sutherland Springs, Texas, has posted videos of its services on YouTube. That raises the possibility that the shooting was captured on video, although this is not yet clear. Texas Church Shooting Video Shows Gunman's Methodical Attack, Official Says Residents of Sutherland Springs, Tex., including Stephen Willeford, second from upper right, who shot at the gunman. TX Church Shooting4 kids from 1 family shot:5yo boy shot 4xs, now in surgery 5yo girl7yo girl shot & in surgery 8yo hid under a pew Media trucks crowd the only major intersection in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a tiny one-stoplight town that was the site of a mass shooting on Sunday. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News) Slideshow: Vigils, memorials and prayers after the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church massacre >>>