The Patriot Post® · Bloomberg's Attack on Man Who Stopped Church Attack

By Harold Hutchison ·

Loyal Patriot Post readers are familiar with the heroism of Jack Wilson, recently honored by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for taking down a murderous psychopath in the West Freeway Church of Christ last month. Richard White, an armed member of the church’s security team, and church member Tony Wallace were killed, but Wilson’s quick response and accurate aim ended the would-be mass killer’s rampage after six seconds.

Yet Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, a staunch anti-gun activist with an armed security detail, criticized Wilson, saying that Wilson shouldn’t have been armed.

This is despite the fact that the caught-on-video incident in that church was held to only six seconds due to Wilson. Contrast this to the Naval Air Station Pensacola terrorist who had as long as 10 minutes — a window of opportunity 99 times longer.

Why is that? Because Bloomberg’s preferred “gun-free zone” policy was in place at NAS Pensacola per U.S. Navy regulations. While the death toll was lower there, we have seen higher death tolls in other “gun-free zones” like Parkland and Sandy Hook.

We have also seen this pattern after those horrific events. Bloomberg and his well-funded gun-grabbing organization demanded bans on the AR-15 and other modern, multi-purpose semiautomatic firearms. This is despite the fact that such bans do nothing to prevent those atrocities. In fact, there is a strong case to be made that Bloomberg’s preferred policies actually make these attacks worse.

That truth, as well as support for the Second Amendment and a determination to ensure that millions of law-abiding Americans are not punished for crimes and acts of madness they did not commit, lead Patriots to oppose those bans. For fighting such injustices, they’re called all sorts of names. “White nationalists” was the Leftmedia smear from prior to Monday’s march on Richmond. Other slurs include “child killers” and “domestic terrorists.”

Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats complain that gun control has failed due to “corrupt lawmakers” and the NRA, on whom Warren at least wants to sic the IRS. Incidentally, Warren also declared opposition to concealed carry, the very policy that halted the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting in only six seconds.

It wasn’t the only case, either. As we have noted over the years, the immediate introduction of armed resistance prevented or mitigated other tragedies in St. Cloud, Minnesota; Clackamas, Oregon; and Garland, Texas, among others.

In the face of this evidence, we cannot help but marvel that Bloomberg and Warren dismiss Jack Wilson. Why do they want to create more helpless victims? Because they are would-be tyrants bent on gathering power rather than defending God-given rights.

Update: Wilson blasted Bloomberg over his mindless criticism, saying, “Had we operated by his standards or his wishes, the carnage would have been significantly greater because the individual still had, after the shooting, still had seven live rounds in his gun and three more in his pocket. Even though the police department did arrive in roughly two minutes from the time the first call went in, by that time, you know, the carnage would have been much, much worse.”