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He is an instructor and led a volunteer security team for his place of worship.  One member of the team bravely distracted the shooter and unfortunately was shot in process while the instructor delivered a stopping shot in less than 6 seconds and another member of team also got a shot off.  They were able to be armed because of recently NRA pushed legislation to allow citizens in Texas to be armed in places of worship.  They prepped for ten years even though the law prevented them from having guns until this year.
Texas man Jack Wilson identified as hero who shot gunman inside church

The gun-toting hero who shot down a gunman who killed two parishioners at a Texas church Sunday was identified as a local political hopeful who said he was “not going to allow evil to succeed” in a Facebook post Monday.

“The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in,” Jack Wilson wrote. “But evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church.”

“I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed,” Wilson wrote. “Please pray for all the members and their families in this time. Thank you for your prayers and understanding.”
Wilson, 71, who is running for a Hood County commissioner’s seat with the slogan “Make sure your vote is on target,” was one of two volunteer security guards at the church in a Fort Worth suburb around 10:50 a.m. when an unidentified man clad in black opened fire with a rifle, killing two people during Sunday services.
Wilson worked at On Target Firearms Training Academy in Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
Others gave him a shout-out on the shooting range’s page.

“Jack. Excellent shot under pressure,” one man wrote on the academy’s Facebook page Monday. “Thank you for saving so many. God Bless.”
A 'Good Guy With a Gun' Prevented a Texas Church Shooting From Becoming a Massacre
Two victims were killed at a church shooting in White Settlement, Texas. It would have been much worse had some parishioners not been armed.

"We lost two great men today," said Britt Farmer, senior minister at the West Freeway Church of Christ, where the shooting happened, at a press conference. "It could have been a lot worse. I'm thankful that our government has allowed us the opportunity to protect ourselves."

Texas politicians and law enforcement were also quick to praise the church's security team, which they say prevented a larger massacre of the 242 people attending the Sunday service.

"Two of the parishioners who are volunteers on the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately, saving an untold number of lives," said Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at a Sunday night press conference.

The Texas legislature passed a bill in May 2019 eliminating a provision of state law that prohibited licensed firearm owners from possessing a handgun in places of worship. Prior to the passage of that law, which went into effect in September, it was unclear under what circumstances a person was legally able to carry a handgun in a church.
Texas church shooting: 'Hero' who killed suspected shooter was firearms instructor who taught parishioners how to use guns

The man who used his own weapon to fatally wound a shooter who opened fire in a church and killed two people, is a firearms instructor who has trained parishioners how to shoot at his own range.

As authorities in Texas identified the man suspected of killing two people at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, near Forth Worth, Donald Trump and other officials praised Jack Wilson, a former police research and firearms instructor.

“Our prayers are with the families of the victims and the congregation of yesterday’s church attack,” said the president.

‘It was over in 6 seconds thanks to the brave parishioners who acted to protect 242 fellow worshippers. Lives were saved by these heroes, and Texas laws allowing them to carry arms.”

Officials said Mr Wilson fired a single shot, putting a quick end to the the attack, which was launched as the church live streamed the service, and up 240 members of the congregation watched in horror.
Parishioner who gunned down Texas church shooter says he's no hero
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Re: Another NRA Instructor Stops a Chuch Shooting - White Settlement, Texas
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 10:39:46 AM »
I've mentioned in other threads about the double-edged sword nature of church food banks and soup kitchens.  They are a blessing in that they help so many down on their luck.  But they also can attract dangerous individuals.  That was the case here.
Texas church shooter described by ex-wives as 'crazy' and 'violent'
"We knew he was crazy, but not like this," gunman Thomas Kinnunen's ex-wife said in reaction to the church shooting that left two congregants dead.

The church had previously provided Kinnunen, 43, with food on multiple occasions, but when he asked for money he wasn't given any, according to Britt Farmer, a senior minister for the congregation.

But on Sunday, he wore a wig and fake beard and wasn't recognized. Some church members were spooked by the strange-looking man, while Wallace's daughter said she intended to welcome the person she thought was a visitor.

Matthew DeSarno, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Dallas field office, said Kinnunen was "relatively transient," but had roots in the area.

After his divorce from Holloway, he tried to reconnect with his first wife, Cindy Glasgow-Voegel, who subsequently filed a protective order against him in Grady County, Oklahoma, in 2012, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

In a statement at the time, she wrote, "Keith is a violent, paranoid person with a long line of assault and batteries with and without firearms. He is a religious fanatic, says he's battling a demon ... He is not nice to anyone."

She wrote that Kinnunen had showed up without notice in 2011, asking to see his teenage son, who was "terrified of him."