Former President Donald Trump introduced a man who used his Second Amendment rights to defend a church congregation against a church shooter in 2019.
Jack Wilson joined Trump on the stage as the former president shared Wilson’s story of defending himself and others against a mass shooter.
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Took out the evil
“I took out evil,” Wilson told the audience.
“We have to deal with evil at all levels. You have to be prepared to stand up and do what you have to do to stop evil in this country,” he added.
President Trump honors Texas hero Jack Wilson at #NRAconvention.
Wilson famously stopped a church shooter in White Settlement, TX, saving countless lives with one perfect shot from his concealed firearm. pic.twitter.com/ENXqeNOwmg
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Our own children
Trump also used his speech to highlight the need to protect America’s children over any other nation.
“If the United States has $40 billion to send to Ukraine, we should be able to do whatever it takes to keep our children safe at home,” Trump said.
“We spent trillions in Iraq, trillions in Afghanistan, and got nothing. Before we nation-build the rest of the world, we should be building safe schools for our own children in our own nation. Right?” he added.
The speech comes just days after a mass shooting at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers.
Some musical artists cancelled their appearance the Houston NRA conference as a result. Many anti-gun protesters also appeared outside of the event to oppose the NRA’s meeting over the weekend.
Trump’s appearance and focus on the positive aspects of gun-carrying Americans fought against the mainstream narrative of gun violence, offering a different perspective for the nation.