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The entire article is interesting to me, but for other DC folks the first section is interesting even if you're not a church-goer. The FIRST THREE SHOTS missed him; it was when he engaged the gunman and actually had the gun in his hand that the gunman was able to hit him. WOW.
Second thought here: there were hundreds of people at church that morning. Had the pastor been armed, could he have returned fire? With his backstop being his congregation, could he have drawn a weapon and engaged it in the fight? I doubt it. THIS is why a team of people is necessary, and why someone else needed to be ready to defend the pastor from a DF encounter.
I feel for his wife and kids.