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#1 Indigo

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:54 PM

So much for those who want to vilify the NRA in the wake of the Texas massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday: Stephen Willeford, the man who shot and chased the man who killed 26 people in a Texas church, is an NRA instructor. Willeford insisted, “I’m no hero; I am not. I think my God, my Lord, protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done.”

On Monday, Willeford spoke to 40/29 News to tell his story. He had been in his bedroom when his daughter informed him she heard gunshots at the First Baptist Church nearby. While he got his rifle out of his safe, his daughter looked outside again. She ran back to her father and told him she saw a man in black tactical gear shooting up the church.

Willeford stated:

I didn’t have any time, because I kept hearing the shots, one after another, at a time, very rapid shots, just pop, pop, pop. And I knew every one of those shots represented someone, that it was aimed at someone, that they just weren’t random shots, more than likely. I grabbed a handful of ammunition and started loading my magazine.

And I’m trying to survey the situation, not knowing what’s going on; and then I saw a man in a black tactical helmet with a dark-shaded helmet on, and obviously looked to me like it was a bulletproof vest. He had a pistol in his hand, and we exchanged gunfire.

And I was standing behind a pickup truck for cover, and we exchanged fire. He saw me, and I saw him, I’m like, it was surreal to me; it couldn’t be happening. I couldn’t believe it. I know I hit him. He got into his vehicle, and he fired another couple rounds through his side window. When the window dropped, I fired another round at him again.

We chased him down 539, and when we first started chasing him he was out of sight. And the man driving the truck, I found out later his name is Johnny; he was driving at a high rate of speed. We were trying to pass cars to catch up. We called 911 and we were talking to 911.

I was scared for me, and I was scared for every one of them; I was scared for my own family that lived just less than a block away.

I’m no hero; I am not. I think my God, my Lord, protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done. And I just wish I could have got there faster.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:08 PM

imo he is a hero,it took a lot of balls to do what he did.he no doubt saved many lives.if it were up to me we would name a new holiday in his name.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:45 PM

God bless this man and his daughter for having the awareness and acting as quickly as they did.  They are indeed heroes. 

 

It's so sad to read the news and hear about theses incidents.  To hear about innocent people (praying in church nonetheless) becoming victims to mentally unstable coward.  To hear the bellowing of the anti-crowd, who have stooped to even lower levels when they ridicule people for thinking and praying about the victims.  Just so damn depressing.  Thank God again for people like Willieford who risked his own life to save others.  I hope he gets a presidential meeting and handshake.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:55 AM

saw his interview.....I bet he keeps some loaded mags around from now on



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:13 PM

Willeford is to be highly commended for his action, that probably saved the lives of others outside the church. The news media must have choked on his association with the NRA, but their need to show only specially trained individuals can act in defense of themselves and others took precedence. Obviously Willeford is well trained, but in another incident, it was emphasized that a self-defense success in Chicago was by someone who had been in the army (80% of whom may never fire a gun past basic training). The Uber driver in Chicago was dismissed for his actions, and Uber extended a ban on firearms by their drivers and customers. (Nothing like another gun-free zone for criminal opportunity).



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:44 PM

I believe it was Mayor Tiny Dancer who said never waste a tragedy.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:53 PM

you missed the amazing crazy part about his interview.

and he had a tactical helmet on, like a swat team would use.  and a kevlar vest.   and i'm a christian and i believe at that point....the holy spirit was on me.  because i had the presence of mind to look at what was going on and as we exchanged fire.  i noticed that the side of his tactical vest that velcro's across.   that means he has kevlar in front  and kevlar in back and nothing in the side.

how far would you say you were in this context?

 

20 yards.  

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i had an ar15 with eotech on it.  and at 20 yards that's no great amazing shot.   i shot between the two kevlar plates

 


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:22 PM

I believe it was Mayor Tiny Dancer who said never waste a tragedy.

 

You have misquoted da Mayor, as did Rand Paul after the Tucson shooting when he used the misquote out of context and to his own advantage to cast liberals in a bad light. Not that they needed any assistance looking bad in regards to Guns. RP should be as ashamed as he thinks the liberals should be...

 

 

Rand Paul, Jan. 12, 2013: Well, these are the kind of things that I think some on the left decide and manufacture even before the events occur. I mean, this is part of the playbook of Rahm Emanuel where they say any crisis should be used to their advantage to further their agenda. So I'm not surprised that they do it, I do think they should be ashamed of themselves for doing it.

 

Emanuel, Nov. 19, 2008: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before. I think America as a whole in 1973 and 1974, and not just my view but obviously the administration's, missed the opportunity to deal with the energy crisis that was before us. For a long time our entire energy policy came down to cheap oil. This is an opportunity, what used to be long-term problems, be they in the health care area, energy area, education area, fiscal area, tax area, regulatory reform area, things that we have postponed for too long, that were long-term, are now immediate and must be dealt with. This crisis provides the opportunity, for us, as I would say, the opportunity to do things that you could not do before. The good news, I suppose, if you want to see a silver lining, is the problems are big enough that they lend themselves to ideas from both parties for the solution.

 

Charles Doyle of the University of Georgia, my coauthor on the forthcoming Yale Book of Modern Proverbs, has found that this expression is now commonly applied to economic or diplomatic crises that can be exploited to advance political agendas, but he traced it back at least as far as 1976, when M. F. Weiner wrote an article in the journal Medical Economics entitled “Don’t Waste a Crisis — Your Patient’s or Your Own.” Weiner meant by this that a medical crisis can be used to improve aspects of personality, mental health, or lifestyle.

 

"Never let a good crisis go to waste" has been attributed to Winston Churchill in reference to the conditions post the Second World War that allowed for the formation of the United Nations. There is some doubt as to whether he actually used those words but it certainly sounds like something he would say. It of course refers to the peculiar environment that surrounds people in the midst of a crisis where somehow all paradigms seem up for debate and rules are to be questioned.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:58 AM

"Never let a crisis to go to waste" so enrich cronies at every chance. 


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 06:42 AM


I believe it was Mayor Tiny Dancer who said never waste a tragedy.


 
You have misquoted da Mayor, as did Rand Paul after the Tucson shooting when he used the misquote out of context and to his own advantage to cast liberals in a bad light. Not that they needed any assistance looking bad in regards to Guns. RP should be as ashamed as he thinks the liberals should be...
 
 
Rand Paul, Jan. 12, 2013: Well, these are the kind of things that I think some on the left decide and manufacture even before the events occur. I mean, this is part of the playbook of Rahm Emanuel where they say any crisis should be used to their advantage to further their agenda. So I'm not surprised that they do it, I do think they should be ashamed of themselves for doing it.
 
Emanuel, Nov. 19, 2008: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before. I think America as a whole in 1973 and 1974, and not just my view but obviously the administration's, missed the opportunity to deal with the energy crisis that was before us. For a long time our entire energy policy came down to cheap oil. This is an opportunity, what used to be long-term problems, be they in the health care area, energy area, education area, fiscal area, tax area, regulatory reform area, things that we have postponed for too long, that were long-term, are now immediate and must be dealt with. This crisis provides the opportunity, for us, as I would say, the opportunity to do things that you could not do before. The good news, I suppose, if you want to see a silver lining, is the problems are big enough that they lend themselves to ideas from both parties for the solution.
 
Charles Doyle of the University of Georgia, my coauthor on the forthcoming Yale Book of Modern Proverbs, has found that this expression is now commonly applied to economic or diplomatic crises that can be exploited to advance political agendas, but he traced it back at least as far as 1976, when M. F. Weiner wrote an article in the journal Medical Economics entitled âDonât Waste a Crisis â Your Patientâs or Your Own.â Weiner meant by this that a medical crisis can be used to improve aspects of personality, mental health, or lifestyle.
 

"Never let a good crisis go to waste" has been attributed to Winston Churchill in reference to the conditions post the Second World War that allowed for the formation of the United Nations. There is some doubt as to whether he actually used those words but it certainly sounds like something he would say. It of course refers to the peculiar environment that surrounds people in the midst of a crisis where somehow all paradigms seem up for debate and rules are to be questioned.



original context is irrelevant. This is the realm of political correctness. The more you can contort the original quote into something else is all the better. What Would really be a waste is only being able to use the quote in relation to the precise context it was offered.


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:07 AM

There's actually good (I think) a in tribune from national review. 

 

http://www.chicagotr...1110-story.html


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:35 PM

God bless this man. He doesn't have to call himself a hero; the rest of us will do that for him.


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