The Second Amendment was written for a myriad of reasons — and today, it made the difference between an outright massacre and dozens of saved lives.
According to the Daily Wire, at least four churchgoers drew their firearm on a hooded gunman, who attempted to open fire in the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas.
During the standoff, two people died — and one of those two was the alleged attacker.
Per video of the incident, the man who opened fire originally was near the back of the church, talking with another individual. During the conversation, the attacker pulled out a small shotgun and fired at the person he had just been chatting with.
It wasn’t seconds before the shotgun-wielding man was gunned down by a good guy with a gun — and there were at least three others who pulled their firearm ready to back him up.
The Christian Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Bobby Ross Jr. watched the intense video footage and described what went down:
“It appears that a gunman shot two church members at back of auditorium with a footlong weapon, then a member shot the gunman with a pistol,” Ross wrote. “This is just based on me watching the video again. Screaming afterward in the church. So tragic. Two quick shots at back, then another shot. Then at least three members (I believe) with pistols [walking] toward where the gunman appeared to fall.”
Two quick shots at back, then another shot. Then at least three members (I believe) with pistols watching toward where the gunman appeared to fall.
— Bobby Ross Jr. (@bobbyross) December 29, 2019
The Dallas Morning News reported on the damage done in the exchange:
“MedStar spokeswoman Macara Trusty confirmed that one person died at the scene of the shooting, one person died en route to a hospital, and another person was transported to a hospital in critical condition. The shooter is believed to be one of those three people, said Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl.”
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