Legal Concealed Carry Pastor Who Shot Carjacker Holds Press Conference [VIDEO]
Gun-owning pastor who shot, killed would-be carjacker outside Walmart speaks out.
The armed pastor who fatally shot a carjacker after he opened fire at a Walmart in Washington state over the weekend spoke out on Wednesday about the need to protect his family Fox News reported.
“David George, who initially wanted to remain anonymous to maintain the “dignity and integrity” of the Oakville Assembly of God, where he serves as a pastor, came forward after being cleared of wrongdoing, KOMO reported.
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George, 47, shot Tim Day, 44, in the parking lot of a Walmart Super-center in Tumwater on Sunday after Day fired shots at the store.
In a news conference Wednesday, George, a concealed carry permit-holder “with significant training in the use of firearms,” said he was inside at the check-out line when he heard gunfire near the back of the store.
He said that “considering mine and the public’s safety in the setting of this large store,” his active shooter training kicked in and he knew how to respond.” (Read More)
George said that his actions on Sunday were “to protect my family and others from the gunman and his display of obvious deadly intent. This is in accordance with both my training as an emergency responder and calling as a pastor, husband, father and grandfather.”
Day, KOMO reported Tuesday, was a convicted felon who was not allowed to have a gun. The man reportedly stole his fiancee’s gun before embarking on his violent rampage.
I have been hearing the arguments in defense of the carjacker saying that the Pastor, as a man of God, should not have shot and killed the criminal.
The carjacker had already shot a person in an attempt to flee, and would have hurt more people had he been left to run rampant. As for the fact that the man who shot and killed the criminal was a Pastor, and that alone should have been enough; as a man of God, to have let him live… I have only this to say.
I am a man of God, more importantly I am in seminary to become a Pastor. I am also a legal gun owner and CCW permit holder. I know dozens of fellow preachers that also carry concealed. Being a Shepherd of the flock is more than just leading the flock, it also means that sometimes you have to fight off the wolves.
This Pastor, who is a heavily trained firearm owner/EMT/Firefighter, did the right thing. Without a doubt in my mind, I would have done the same thing if I were in the same situation.