Texas’s Concealed-Carry Law Prevented Mass Murder in 2019 Yes, good guys with guns can save lives. They just did in the West Freeway Church of Christ. The same weekend that Orthodox Jews in Monsey, N.Y., were fighting off another knife-wielding anti-Semite thug with chairs and coffee tables — they were fortunate that the perpetrator hadn’t brought a firearm, like the killer who targeted a Yeshiva Jersey City only a few weeks earlier — Jack Wilson, a 71-year-old congregant and security volunteer at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, took mere seconds to stop a potential mass murderer. At the time Texas governor Greg Abbott had signed a bill making it explicitly legal for Texans with concealed-carry licenses to bring their weapons into places of worship. If few trained teachers had a gun at work, maybe they could save some lives?