Barefoot Defender Stephen Willeford to Appear at GR8 Guns in Houston

National Spokesman for Gun Owners of America and Defender of the 2nd Amendment

American Icon Stephen Willeford aka The Barefoot Defender/Good Guy With a Gun at GR8 Guns in Houston Texas March 17, 18 and 19.

Stephen Willeford is known for defending his community in Sutherland Springs, Texas when First Baptist Church was attacked by a mass shooter November 5, 2017. The crazed gunman left 26 dead and 23 injured.

Stephen now travels the United States and appears on various media to help reinforce the 2nd Amendment and serves as the National Spokesperson for Gun Owners of America. He will appear each day located at GR8 Guns during business hours at 3821 Highway 6 South, Houston, Texas 77082. Attendees are encouraged to contact GR8 guns at 832.886.6000 for more details and visit:

A documentary has been produced entitled “Miracle on 4th Street” and is featured on Amazon Prime for those seeking to understand the mayhem, how a community and nation rallied to support the church, and the small Texas community when the incident made global news and trajected Stephen into the spotlight for his heroism.

He was called the “good guy with a gun” in the media globally and his voice has been instrumental in helping to restore gun rights in America. Stephen loves talking to the American people and helping them to be prepared.

To book Stephen Willeford to speak at your event or for media inquires, please contact his agent Andy Valadez at 713.560.3348 or by e-mail:

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Stephen Willeford Biography

Stephen Willeford, also known as the “Barefoot Defender,” is a humble and courageous American hero who rose to national prominence for his quick-thinking and selfless actions during a tragic mass shooting incident. A native of Sutherland Springs, Texas, Willeford is a devoted family man, an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, and a skilled marksman.

Born on September 7, 1962, Willeford grew up in a tight-knit community that instilled the values of faith, hard work, and patriotism. These core principles have guided him throughout his life, which has been marked by his unwavering dedication to his family, country, and the Second Amendment. As a skilled marksman, Willeford’s passion for firearms was fostered at a young age, and he developed a strong sense of responsibility and respect for gun ownership.

On November 5, 2017, Willeford’s life took a dramatic turn when he heard gunshots coming from the nearby First Baptist Church. Without hesitation, he grabbed his AR-15-style rifle and sprinted barefoot towards the danger. Upon arrival, he confronted the shooter, exchanging gunfire and ultimately wounding him, which led to the shooter fleeing the scene. Willeford then flagged down a passing motorist, Johnnie Langendorff, and they pursued the shooter together. Willeford’s swift and fearless actions undoubtedly saved many lives that fateful day.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, Willeford has become a symbol of bravery and an advocate for responsible gun ownership. He has shared his story with numerous media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, and ABC, to emphasize the importance of citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights in defense of themselves and their communities. As a result of his heroism, Willeford was appointed National Spokesman for the Gun Owners of America (GOA), a position that allows him to champion the rights of law-abiding gun owners on a larger platform.

Despite the accolades and attention, Willeford remains humble and grounded, attributing his actions to his faith and an unwavering sense of duty to his fellow citizens. The “Barefoot Defender” will forever be remembered as a hero who risked his life to protect his community and as a powerful example of the potential for ordinary citizens to make an extraordinary difference.

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