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1341, 29 Dec 19

Armed Congregants Thwart Killer

Had it not been for an armed resistance, this could have been much, much worse. In the video, I count four armed men responding with the security guard being first.

WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported that the church shooting was captured on a live stream of Sunday’s worship service. In the video, which has since been taken down, a person stands and pulls out a weapon, then appears to fire twice before another person shoots back, according to WFAA.

Some congregants holding guns rushed toward the shooter, while others ducked under church pews, WFAA reported.

Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting an “evil act of violence” in a statement Sunday afternoon.

“Places of worship are meant to be sacred, and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life,” Abbott said. “Cecilia and I ask all Texans to join us in praying for the White Settlement community and for all those affected by this horrible tragedy.”


1341, 29 December 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Battling evil in church. Well done.

    Imagine what would happened here if demonic, godless, liberals got their way on guns.

    It would have been awful.

  2. MjM

    Six, Owen.

    Video here:

    Great shot by the first guy (upper left, 10 o’clock). His response is perfect. This is, I believe, the security guard.

    Meanwhile, NY’s new “no bail necessary” law reaping benefits ….

    Woman accused of assaulting 3 Jewish women arrested again day after release. –

  3. jjf

    Suicide by church.

  4. Mar

    And to think that many liberals, especially East coast liberals, think this wrong for the Church members to protect themselves.  Let the police protect you, they say.  This would have been a lot worse if this happened in say, New York City.

  5. jjf

    Mar, I guess all the sermons and Bible readings didn’t sink in to this member with the shotgun.

  6. Mar

    I guess, jjf, you are assuming that the thug was a member of the church.
    But then, you believe in unicorns and pixie dust.

  7. Mark Hoefert

    Doesn’t sound like a regular attender. No one recognized him & the security detail’s “spidey senses” were on high alert.  It is called “situational awareness”.  That is why the response was so quick – he was being carefully watched.

  8. jjf

    Mar, what are you talking about?

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