Jack Wilson, one of the heroes who took down the Texas church gunman only six seconds after he opened fire is a vocal Trump supporter, as can be seen by his social media posts.
Wilson is also a candidate for Hood County commissioner.
The NY Post reports 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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.
The incident was captured on video because the church was livestreaming the service.
The dramatic footage shows Wilson pulling out a handgun and shooting the gunman dead, while other parishioners are seen also pulling weapons and moving toward the fallen killer.