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Columbine Survivor Wishes There was a Good Guy With a Gun Like Jack Wilson on the Day of the Notorious School Shooting

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One of the survivors of the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999 wished there had been a law-abiding gun owner on the scene who could have neutralized the two assailants.

The survivor, Evan Todd, cited the example of Jack Wilson’s heroics at the Freeway Church of Christ near Fort Worth, Texas, where he stopped a potential mass shooting from taking place.

Todd was the first student to be wounded during this shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 13 people. He was allegedly the last person to speak to the two Columbine murderers before they committed suicide.

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This experience taught Todd the importance of having school security in order to protect students, teachers, and staff.

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“I stared down the barrel of a gun at Columbine, where 13 people were murdered and almost 30 wounded,” Todd tweeted.  “I wished then and now that we had a Jack Wilson that fateful day. The world would be a better place if there were more men and women like Jack Wilson.”

Todd commented in response to an article in USA Today which declared it “terrifying” that several attendees at West Freeway Church of Christ were armed that day.

In other words, [Wilson is] exactly the kind of man you want around with a firearm,” the article highlighted. “But we know nothing about the at least six other parishioners who also appeared to draw their handguns at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. And that’s terrifying.”

In essence, the writer argues that it was good Wilson was armed because he was certified as a former sheriff’s deputy and firearms instructor. However, the ability of other gun owners — who could be less qualified to carry— is a cause for concern.

For people like Todd, it doesn’t matter how qualified an armed law-abiding individual is. Having armed people in an active shooter situation can potentially prevent massive massacres from taking place.

Sadly, gun-free zone policies, like those in Columbine, turn these areas into criminal safety zones.

Todd has every reason to praise Wilson and demand that his alma mater and similar institutions be allowed to have more armed personnel for security purposes.

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Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign

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The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.

At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.

Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.

“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.

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Fallon added:

I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.

“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:

This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.

I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.

Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.

“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”

“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.

“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.

Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.

A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.

Election Day will be on September 29.

Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.

 

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