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Good Guy with a Gun Who Stopped Church Shooting Running for Office, Wants Second Amendment Sanctuary

Stephen Willeford earned the “Good Guy with a Gun” status when he grabbed an AR-15 and confronted an active shooter at Sutherland Springs Church in Texas. After the heroic event, he spent a fair amount of time giving speeches about gun rights for the past two years in addition to conducting church training.

Willeford has bigger dreams now as he is competing under the Republican ticket to become a county commissioner for Wilson county during the March primaries. His dream is to make Wilson county adopt a Second Amendment resolution.

The Sutherland Springs church shooting hero said he hopes other shooting victims could take similar steps and run for office and fight for more gun rights.

"I hope it's a trend," he added. "Let's be proactive." Luckily, his prayers might have already been answered.

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Willeford is not the only candidate affected by the shooting who is running for office. His pastor Frank Pomeroy is running for the state Senate against a Democratic incumbent. Pastor Pomeroy lost his daughter as well as 25 church members during the shooting. Pomeroy was out of his church when tragedy came knocking and claimed the lives of his daughter and his church members. He appreciates the role that the armed congregant played in saving many lives of innocent victims.

"As Texans, we believe in personal responsibility, and we want to make more critically thought decisions, even though, obviously, when we see these shootings happen and see that parents have lost children, it tweaks our emotions," Pomeroy told the Wallstreet Journal.

Another church shooting hero, Jack Wilson who neutralized the church shooter at West Freeway Church of Christ is also running for office under the Republican ticket for Hood County. This new trend is contrary to what most democratic victims do. Democrats create similar situations that got them shot by disarming everyone and making them more vulnerable through senseless gun control.


Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.

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