The night before Memorial Day, I did an interview with the Gun Sports Radio team out of San Diego. It starts about eight and a half minutes in, here: https://www.gunsportsradio.com/podcast/episode/30f16fe9/thank-you-lance-massad-ayoob-on-the-white-settlement-shooting-new-gun-owner-training-the-gun-range-san-diego .
Every year at this time, I make the point that one of the rights our martyred service personnel died for was the right to protect ourselves and others. Kickoff point for the discussion was my article in the current issue of American Handgunner magazine on the church shooting in White Settlement, Texas last December. It includes a lot of insights that haven’t been touched by the mass media. I got the info from the hero of that event, Jack Wilson, who stopped the massacre in seconds with a single well-placed bullet. There were two casualties in the less than six seconds from when the mad dog killer’s shotgun became visible to when Wilson’s bullet short-circuited the SOB’s brain. We contrasted that to the more than two dozen murdered and the twenty shot, some permanently crippled, in the Sutherland Springs church shooting 25 months before.
The difference, of course, was that no one in the Sutherland Springs church was armed except the mass murderer. That incident, you’ll recall, was stopped at last by armed citizen Stephen Willeford, who had to run to the scene from his home, barefoot, with his AR15 to stop the killing.