The two heroes responsible for intervening in deadly mass shootings at Texas churches in 2017 and 2019 are speaking out against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “insane” gun control views.
On Tuesday, the National Rifle Association published a nearly 6-minute web video featuring Stephen Willeford and Jack Wilson condemning the former vice president for his progressive perspective on firearms.
Wilson, who took down a would-be attacker at a Fort Worth church in 2019, asserts in the video that, if elected president next week, Biden will work “to make gun ownership only affordable to the elite.” He went on to say gun ownership is a fundamental right in the U.S., arguing, “The fact is, the only thing that will keep us safe in times of evil are our guns. Evil will always exist.”
There is a clip of Biden in the NRA video condemning Willeford for using an AR-15 rifle to stop the attacker at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, where 26 people were ultimately murdered.
Biden said Willeford “shouldn’t be carrying” such a firearm.
“If it was Hunter Biden and your wife and family sitting in those pews at that church, would you still not want me to have this gun to protect them with?” asked Willeford, rhetorically.
Wilson argued it is Biden’s “dream” to leave everyday Americans without a line of defense against deadly criminals like the assailants he and Willeford stopped.
“I put a terrorist down in a matter of seconds with this gun, and it’s not even a weapon of war or whatever that means,” he said. “You know what Joe told me? That I shouldn’t have been armed in that church.”
In the immediate aftermath of the attack, which left two congregants dead, Wilson said he is “thankful to God” he was “blessed with the ability and desire to serve Him in the role of head of security” for his church.
“I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in Christ, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed,” he added at the time.
Willeford, for his part, told CBN News he is “no hero,” adding he just did what was right when he intervened in the deadly church attack. He said, “I just wish I could have gotten there faster.”