Though it’s unclear who interviewed Texas hero Jack Wilson, the firearms instructor and retired deputy who managed to take down an active shooter at his church with a single, perfectly-placed shot to the head from approximately 50 feet, he explained the exact actions he took on Sunday when the shooter first opened fire.
“Are you processing this… what are you thinking or is it just instinct, you see a weapon and your draw yours?” the unknown reporter asked.
“My training, you know, says if I see a weapon, especially in that scenario because as in my job I am the Deacon in charge of security at the church and the people that were on the security team, we have spent numerous hours training and working on just this type of scenario, hoping it never happens,” Wilson replied.
“And those people who know me and have been in my classes know… you train, but you hope you never have to go to that extreme, but if you do, your training will kick in and that was evident yesterday,” he added.
The reporter clarified with Wilson why there was a brief pause before he opened fire on the armed gunman. “You mentioned that you took a pause, because there were people in the area?”
Wilson then explained that he momentarily paused because several church members were in front of him when the shooter opened fire. Wilson clearly waited (but not for long) to have the best chance at taking a clear and safe shot at the shooter, which is exactly how events transpired.
“The whole thing was less than six seconds from start to finish,” Wilson added.
You can watch the full video interview here:
According to firearms experts and military and law enforcement opinions, Wilson’s take down of the the shooter was nothing less than textbook perfect. Safe, effective and on target.
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