WARNING: Graphic content included below.
On Sunday morning a gunman opened fire at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. The gunman shot two people before an armed person in the congregation shot him seconds after the gunman opened fire. One of the victims is reportedly in critical condition, the other has died.
The church was live streaming their Sunday service when shots were fired. Thus you can watch below the immediate response of the armed security member to the gunman opening fire. Warning: It is graphic and heartbreaking.
*Warning: Graphic Content*
A live stream on YouTube shows the gunman open fire at the church in White Settlement, Texas, before being shot dead by armed security. pic.twitter.com/9uCcdv76Ir
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) December 29, 2019
The congregation member’s protective gun carrying was possible thanks to a new law allowing Texans to carry guns in places of worship. The bill was signed in June by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).
2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden attacked Abbott for signing this law. He called it “irrational.”
“It is irrational, with all due respect to the Governor of Texas, it’s irrational what they’re doing. … And we’re talking about loosening access to have guns? Being able to take them into places of worship, store them in schools, it’s just absolutely irrational,” Biden said.
REMEMBER: Joe Biden attacked the Governor of Texas for signing a law allowing people to bring guns into places of worship. pic.twitter.com/xrZw00N2QL
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 29, 2019
Yet, very clearly, increasing firearm access for law-abiding Texans helped to minimize the casualties in the West Freeway church shooting.
If the shooter had been the only individual armed in the church Sunday, he would have had the opportunity to fire more bullets. Thanks to the law signed by Gov. Abbott, an armed service man was able to shoot the gunman and save innocent lives.
Britt Farmer, the senior minister at West Freeway church, said he is thankful to the Texas government for passing laws that allow citizens to protect themselves from evildoers.
“We lost two great men today, but it could have been a lot worse. And I am thankful that our government has allowed us the opportunity to protect ourselves,” Farmer said.
West Freeway Church of Christ Senior Minister Britt Farmer: "I’m thankful our government has allowed us the opportunity to protect ourselves" pic.twitter.com/5fLSnSjQzg
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 30, 2019
Democrats are hell-bent on restricting the very law that saved lives. Every top 10 Democrat presidential candidate supports further restricting gun rights.