On Sunday, Turning Point USA (TPUSA) posted a video of an interview they conducted with the Texas church shooter hero, Jack Wilson. He took out an active shooter with one shot to the head at the West Freeway Church of Christ on December 29, 2019.
In the interview Wilson said, “Without the Second Amendment, in my opinion — very strongly — you will lose all of your rights. The firearm is not the evil thing, the person behind it is either good or evil. It’s not a firearm issue, it is a person issue.”
I think that is an extremely important thing to remember as we watch the struggle for gun rights unfold in Virginia.
Wilson was awarded the Governor’s Medal of Courage earlier this month
Today I presented the Governor’s Medal of Courage to Jack Wilson.
He’s the hero who risked his life to save the lives of others by stopping a gunman in a deadly shooting at a church near Fort Worth.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 13, 2020
“When the individual came into the building, it was obvious that he did have a wig and a fake beard on,” Wilson continued, “We were watching the individual. I had gone into the audio-visual room and actually had them put a camera — one of the cameras specifically on the individual, just to observe and watch.”
“The individual got up and went back and talked briefly to Tony, and that’s when he turned with the shotgun,” he added. “He had pulled a shotgun out of his pocket, or coat — and then by that time, Richard and I were both drawing our firearms.”
Richard told him, “Drop the gun, drop the gun.” He shot Richard, immediately turned and shot Tony Wallace. I had people in front of me that prevented me from taking a body shot — a torso shot — and the only shot I had was the head shot. When I took the head shot, the subject went down. From the time the individual turned with the gun in his hand, to when it was over was a total of six seconds.
“It doesn’t start at that moment that you need to be able to protect yourself,” he told TPUSA, “You have to learn to use a firearm that you’re comfortable with, become proficient with it, train with it.”
“God gave me the training, gave me the mindset to be able to stop the situation. We are all in mourning for the loss of Richard and Tony, and the congregation is in mourning for them, and also trying to understand and deal with what happened,” Wilson concluded, “But I don’t feel like I killed an individual. I killed evil. I took out evil.”
Here is the interview: