Reason – Two victims were killed at a church shooting in White Settlement, Texas. It would have been much worse had some parishioners not been armed.
The names of the perpetrator and victims have not been released as of this writing, and the motivation for the crime is currently unclear. One FBI agent described the shooter as a transient person from the area who had been arrested multiple times.
One thing we do know: the death toll likely would have been higher had the church’s security team not been armed.
Texas politicians and law enforcement were also quick to praise the church’s security team, which they say prevented a larger massacre of the 242 people attending the Sunday service. The Texas legislature passed a bill in May 2019 eliminating a provision of state law that prohibited licensed firearm owners from possessing a handgun in places of worship. Prior to the passage of that law, which went into effect in September, it was unclear under what circumstances a person was legally able to carry a handgun in a church. Restricting firearms, by contrast, could well deprive people of the means they need to defend themselves during a mass shooting.
Social media is trying to scrub the raw video so we post it here to ensure people see the shocking truth:
Here is the ABC report:
The man who shot and killed a gunman inside a Texas church is speaking out. Jack Wilson, a volunteer security guard at the church: