By Gary North (www.garynorth.com), January 02, 2020
A man with a concealed shotgun killed two people in a Texas church. He did not make it out alive. Another man who was part of a defense team had a concealed weapon. He shot the shooter dead.
The shooter was immediately dispatched to the Supreme Court from which there are neither appeals nor plea bargaining. There will be no long, drawn-out appeals costing Texas taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. There will simply be a burial of a murderer. Attendance will be sparse.
This is from The Christian Chronicle.
As the attacker turned toward the front of the auditorium, he fired a third shot. It ended up in a wall to the right of the pulpit stage where the congregation’s children normally bring change — part of a “Coins for Christ” ministry — after communion.
Just as Kinnunen fired his third shot, church security team leader Jack Wilson pulled his own trigger.
Wilson’s single shot struck Kinnunen, who immediately fell to the ground. A bullet hole was visible Monday in the side wall by the pews where the gunman stood. The smell of gunfire remained strong.
“The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in,” Wilson wrote on Facebook, “but evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church.”
Other church security team members with handguns approached Kinnunen as the six seconds of gunfire ended — the loud blasts replaced with screams and crying from the shocked congregation.
Police arrived within two minutes. However, Farmer said it felt like an eternity.
“The citizens who were inside that church undoubtedly saved 242 other parishioners,” Jeoff Williams, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Sunday. “The true heroes are the people who were sitting in those pews today — the immediate responders who saved their fellow citizens. I just can’t overstate how critical that is for everyone to recognize. It is truly heroic.”
This was reassuring.
The West Freeway church beefed up its security team after the Nov. 5, 2017, massacre at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which 27 people died — including the gunman and an unborn child.
Typically, anywhere from 25 to 30 West Freeway members carry concealed handguns on any given Sunday, Farmer said.
The gun-grabbing liberal media did not give sufficient attention to the implications of this case. They had recovered to some extent, because it really was click bait, but it faded from the media rapidly.
Here is a map of states where you are allowed to carry a concealed weapon in church. It is legal in blue states unless prohibited by the church. The yellow states require you to get permission. One red state makes it illegal: Mississippi.
Your church should make it legal. There should be a security team, as there was in the Texas church.
My church is across the street from a police station. I like this.