(National Sentinel) Massacre: Pastor Robert Jeffress told Fox News on Sunday that no amount of gun control legislation would have prevented the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, during services yesterday.

Police say Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, an atheist who ‘preached’ hate against Christians online, killed 26 people and wounded another 24, reports said.

When asked why he thought Kelley would enter a church in full combat gear to kill, Jeffress replied, “I think President Trump said it earlier tonight, the reason is evil. Some people get nervous using the word evil [because] they think it’s theological. Well, it is, but it’s also true.”

He added, “You know we’re hearing calls for gun legislation in light of what’s happened. Look, the problem with this shooter is not the weapon that was in his hand, it’s the evil that was in his heart. And no legislation is going to eradicate that.”

Breitbart News reported that a good guy with a gun was able to squeeze off a few shots at Kelley, which caused him to leave the scene. Witnesses said that act alone most likely saved additional lives, as Kelley was armed with lots of ammunition.

KSAT’s Erica Hernandez said the good guy was a neighbor of the church who “returned fire,” causing the attacker to climb into his car and flee the scene.

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