Thursday, November 9, 2017

Yes, the Texas Hero Did ‘Stop’ the Mass Shooting

By National Review, Nov. 07, 2017

Ever since I posted Sunday night that a “good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun,” I’ve been beset by critics on Twitter and elsewhere claiming that I’m wrong. The Texas hero, Stephen Willeford, didn’t “stop” the Sutherland Springs shooter. The massacre was finished, they say. He may have helped apprehend the shooter, but he didn’t stop him.

 There are two responses to this. First, even if the shooter was “finished” at the First Baptist Church, it’s quite a feat to divine that he was somehow “finished” committing murder. He was still armed and very, very dangerous. Willeford did indeed stop him. We can’t know if the shooter’s crimes were complete.
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