Details Of The Sutherland Springs, Texas, Church Shooting

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks ago

DFW CBS:

About 20 other people were wounded. Investigators collected at least 15 empty magazines that held 30 rounds each at the scene, suggesting the assailant fired at least 450 rounds.

Many more details emerge from this report and others.  It’s easy to second guess people in time of distress, and we certainly must feel sympathy for those poor people and keep them in our prayers.

But I simply don’t understand why some of the men of the church didn’t attack the shooter when he stopped to reload.  Were there men in the congregation or was it all women and children?

This shooter should have been met with the barrels of 50 pistols in his face the minute he walked in with a rifle.  Thankfully, a good man was on the outside and exchanged fire with him immediately outside the church as he was retrieving a pistol from his running vehicle to continue the carnage.

If you haven’t spent the time to watch and listen to all of this video, you should.  It will be the most important 30 minutes you’ll spend this month.  He said he believes that the “Holy Spirit was on him.”  I have no doubt that is true, and Steve Willeford was used by God to stop the carnage that awful morning.  Christians need to make sure this doesn’t happen again by waking from their national coma.

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  1. On November 8, 2017 at 8:19 am, ambiguousfrog said:

    Some men aren’t prepared to look into the eyes of evil. I suspect they freeze. Shock? Too surreal for the human mind. He mentioned such clarity. Perhaps some men have spiritual strength or discernment versus others being weak in that area, that strength carries them through. Armor of God? He does need some type of counseling I think to deal with the stress and after effects, I’d be a wreck myself.

  2. On November 8, 2017 at 8:33 am, Fred said:

    OT; I must say Mr. Smith, that I like what you are doing with TCJ. It has not gone unnoticed by me that there are now a couple or few items per day most days, and that they are of good quality and variety. I like it and count it as an improvement. Keep up the good work and thank you for doing this blog.

  3. On November 8, 2017 at 10:08 am, FedUpWithWelfareStates said:

    It is supposed to be Texas, as Texans constantly reminds everyone, so Yes, why weren’t the parishioners armed & ready to respond?

    Now, we have two Republicans (Grassley & Cornyn) pursuing ‘Gun Control’ measures, for what?

    Because the USAF dropped the ball & Did Not do their job in reporting this Clown’s conviction, prohibiting him from purchasing firearms…

    Sick & Tired of being ‘Group Punished’ due to some Wacko’s Crimes, or some knee jerk reaction by our corrupt congress…

  4. On November 8, 2017 at 11:48 am, Herschel Smith said:

    @Fred,

    It’s very hard to keep this up given a full time job. I make nothing from it and have to make sure that it doesn’t interfere with family or work, and so when I make multiple posts it’s usually going to be limited commentary by me. I have to rely on readers and comments to fill in the gaps.

  5. On November 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm, MN Steel said:

    The parishoners probably weren’t armed for one of two reasons.

    One is that they live in a small town, and “things like that don’t happen around here…”

    The other is looking at the racial makeup of the Pastor’s family, they might have thought they checked off enough universalist blocks that they would never be a target, so preached universal love and barred guns from G-d’s house.

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