The man being heralded for stopping Sutherland Springs gunman Devin Kelley reportedly used his own AR-15 to do so.
Stephen Willeford, a former NRA instructor, said in an interview Monday that he wouldn’t have been able to stop the gunman with a pistol.
“I think my God and my Lord protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done,” Willeford said with tears during an interview with CRTV’s Stephen Crowder. “I just wish I could’ve gotten there faster, but I didn’t know. I didn’t know what was happening.”
“If I had run out of the house with a pistol and faced a bulletproof vest and kevlar and helmets, it might have been futile,” Willeford told Crowder. “I ran out with an AR-15 and that’s what he was shooting the place up with.”