Some liberal media outlets were so shaken by armed citizens taking just seconds to stop a would-be mass shooter at the White Settlement, Texas, West Freeway Church of Christ that they are still desperately looking for ways to spin it as a negative. A USA Today editorial admitted that the head of church security who killed the shooter was a hero, but claimed it was “terrifying” that several other members of the congregation also pulled out weapons. Considering they were prepared to stop any further shooters but responsibly held their fire, I don’t think “terrifying” is the appropriate term, unless you also happen to be a would-be mass shooter.
Someone should remind USA Today that they’re supposed to be a national paper, not just a voice for NY/L.A./DC liberals. Maybe send one of your reporters on a safari to Texas to talk to a few of those terrifying gun owners who stand ready, willing and able to stop mass shooters.
There were also false claims that the hero of the incident, James Wilson, was a professional armed guard, so that they could say how horrible it is that churches have to hire armed guards, proving we need more gun control laws, lather-rinse-repeat. Actually, Wilson is a member of the congregation and head of their volunteer security team, not a paid armed guard. He’s also a former Hood County Reserve Deputy Sheriff and currently a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor and Concealed Handgun License/License to Carry Instructor.
But the ones who had the most difficulty dealing with reality were the writers and editors at Reuters who were either so desperate to spin away the truth or so blinded by their narrative mind ruts that they ran an article claiming it was the gunman who was a concealed carry instructor. They were forced to make a humiliating correction.
But of course, they aren’t the only ones who believe that when the facts don’t cooperate with your chosen narrative, just make up your own “facts.” Unfortunately for them, a lot of us have gotten wise to that.