In September, Democrat Joe Biden attacked TX Gov Greg Abbott for signing a law that let lawful gun owners carry guns into places of worship.
Biden continued, saying that any weapon that was capable of carrying “magazines that can hold multiple bullets” should be banned – which is nearly all firearms.
“We’re starting to find out that, as the Lt. Governor mentioned, over half of these are over before we get there, and I want to commend the chief and his department, their response, it is never going to get faster than that, it was miraculous,” Williams continued. “And so the true heroes in this are the people who were sitting in those pews today and responded, the immediate responders that saved their fellow citizens. I just can’t overstate how critical that is, I just want to recognize it, it’s truly heroic and this citizens of this community have a lot to be proud of for their response.”
Texas DPS Director Joeff Williams: “The citizens who were inside that church undoubtedly saved 242 other parishioners”; “it was miraculous … true heroes”
In a statement that stands in stark contrast to past comments by Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden, President Trump stated Tuesday that if it were not for Texas’ law allowing churchgoers to carry arms, a shooting at a Texas church Sunday would have been far worse.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, Trump thanked the armed churchgoers who responded with remarkable speed when a gunman opened fire at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. Within seconds, one of the congregants who was carrying a weapon, 71-year-old Jack Wilson, killed the shooter with a single shot. The armed churchgoers’ actions, Trump suggested, saved many lives.
“Armed congregants quickly stopped a crazed church shooter in Texas,” wrote Trump. “If it were not for the fact that there were people inside of the church that were both armed, and highly proficient in using their weapon, the end result would have been catastrophic. A big THANK YOU to them!”