Crack. Crack. You can hear the sound of gunfire rippling through the air. What do you do?
If you’re Stephen Willeford, you grab your own gun and rush out to help.
Sunday’s massacre in Texas saw the birth of multiple heroes. Willeford was sitting quietly at his Sutherland Springs home when he heard the terrifying sound of automatic gunfire. He instantly knew he had to do something.
“I was scared for me and I was scared for every one of them, and I was scared for my own family that lived less than a block away,” Willeford said in a tearful interview.
“I think my God, my Lord, protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done… And I just wish I could’ve gotten there faster. But I didn’t know, I didn’t know what was happening.”
Willeford grabbed a rifle and ran to the town church, the scene of the shooting. He fired upon the attacker, 26-year-old Devin Kelley, when the two met in the parking lot. Kelley fled in a vehicle, and without hesitation Willeford followed, jumping into the truck of another man who responded to the shooting.
Don’t mess with Americans. Social commentators have bemoaned what they call the rise of the so-called beta man, but I’m not seeing it. Americans are tough.
“I’m no hero. All I want to stress today, is the people at that church, they’re friends of mine, they’re family, and every time I heard a shot I knew that probably represented a life,” Willeford said.
(Source: Daily Mail)