We’re hearing a lot about the “evil” NRA in the wake of the Texas church shooting which left 26 people dead.

In the eyes of the left, it’s the National Rifle Association that shoulders the blame for the carnage. Except, that’s not true at all. In fact, the NRA should be praised for doing what it actually does: training people how to properly and safely use firearms.

Stephen Willeford is being credited for helping to bring Sunday’s mass shooting to an end as at least one round from his rifle found a small gap in the perpetrator’s body armor and caused the killer to retreat to his vehicle. It was Willeford who then jumped into another local’s truck and chased shooter Devin Kelley down the roadway until Kelley ran off the road and shot himself.

Willeford recounted that his daughter ran into his bedroom on Sunday to tell him she heard gunshots at the nearby Baptist church and saw a man in black tactical gear firing a weapon. Willeford told 40/29 News, “I kept hearing the shots, one after another, very rapid shots – just ‘pop pop pop pop’ and I knew every one of those shots represented someone, that it was aimed at someone, that they weren’t just random shots.”

What did Willeford do? He went to his locked gun safe and grabbed his unloaded rifle and began loading a magazine. He ran across the street to the church, forgetting only one small detail: his shoes.

“He saw me and I saw him,” said Willeford. “I was standing behind a pickup truck for cover.”

“I know I hit him,” he added. “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.”

So where did this good guy with a gun learn such on-point firearm etiquette? Willeford is a former NRA instructor! That’s an inconvenient fact for the Left, now isn’t it?

And the best part is, Willeford is humbly passing on being considered a hero:

“I’m no hero. I mean, I am not. I think my God, my Lord protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done.”

Watch his interviews here.

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