As expected, in an opinion piece titled “Texas shooting isn’t as simple as it seems,” CNN twisted the church shooting in White Settlement, Texas into a call for more firearm regulations.
The author, James C. Moore, appears to be a staunch anti-gunner who has written about other Texas shootings.
“Even if you trust in the ‘good guy with a gun’ mythology of being protected, consider this: Nobody expects the faithful in a tiny town to get up on a Sunday morning and strap on a pistol before they head to their house of worship for prayer.” he wrote in Nov. 2017 in a column originally titled, “Prayers won’t fix Texas — or our culture of fear.”
That column certainly didn’t age very well.
Getting up in a tiny town on a Sunday morning and strapping on a pistol — in this case a Sig-Sauer P229 — before heading to his house of worship for prayer is exactly what Jack Wilson did, and a lot folks are alive today because of it.
I disagree strongly with the premise of Mr. Moore’s current work too: “Nothing is ever as simple as good guy versus bad guy. Reality exists mostly in varying shades of gray.”
Sunday’s shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ was relatively simple: A bad man walks into a church armed with a shotgun and evil intent, and he gets shot in the face by a heroic parishioner.
There’s nothing gray about it.
This is heroism — pure heroism. It’s a man defending the faithful — a sheepdog safeguarding the flock.
Mr. Moore and other writers should realize that their typical anti-gun narratives do not fit this case.
They should leave this one alone.
Mr. Wilson saved lives — period.
If he hadn’t, there would have been a blood bath.
In my humble opinion, CNN should be more transparent about why they even covered this story as much as they did, since we all know if there hadn’t been any video, this shooting would have received barely a mention.
It certainly doesn’t fit their narrative.
Good guys and gals with guns — especially people of faith — usually have no place on their network.