A Good Guy With A Gun Stopped A Sexual Assault In An Uber-Leftist City

by | Nov 15, 2017 | Headline News | 55 comments



A good guy with a gun in the uber-lefty city of Austin, Texas, used his Glock 43 to stop a sexual assault in progress while out on an early morning hike. Meanwhile, in the news that’s not news, leftists continue to cry for more restrictions on guns.

According to The Blaze, Josh Williams, 39, almost left his handgun at home when heading out to the hiking trail on a dark morning back in September, but he felt the nagging sensation that he should take it anyway. His gut instinct turned out to be the right call because while on the trail at 5:30 a.m., Williams heard a woman scream loud enough to get past his music-blaring earbuds.

As Williams approached the area where the scream originated from, he shined his flashlight on a man who was sexually assaulting a woman. “I came up, pulled my gun and told him to get off of her,” Williams recalled. He then asked the man to get on his knees and asked to see his hands. “That way I knew he didn’t have a weapon. And at that point, he was no threat, so I didn’t feel the need to shoot him,” said Williams.

The assaulter took off, but police were able to later apprehend 22-year-old Richard McEachern and charge him with sexual assault.  A good description of his appearance by the victim and Williams aided the police.

That was the first time Williams had ever pointed his weapon at another person, but it confirmed for him the importance of the Second Amendment, and the victim was incredibly glad that Williams gut instinct told him to bring his gun with him that morning.

“It’s dark, and I don’t know what’s out there, so I have it to protect myself and other people. That’s what it’s all about anyway — to help other people with it, not just myself. I didn’t think I’d ever have to pull it. Did I want to? No, not at all. But just … right place, right time,” Williams recounted.


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    1. Old Sailor

      It’s an uber-leftist city, but it’s still in TX where the laws still allow us to carry.

      • gandhi

        politicians grope children all day long so can we arrest them? nope, the NRA would not allow it? because politicians mostly work in gun free zones?. thanks nra!

        • Braveheart1776

          Gandhi, it’s sad but true. Can’t go after the scum the NRA are in bed with now, can we? [SARCASM]

        • gandhi

          haha yep NRA=No Rifles Allowed or No Republicans Arrested.

        • Kevin2

          The US Justice Department is who arrests them; not “You”.

      • marie

        Oh that is SO kool !!!!!!

    2. Templar 1

      of course you will not hear about this in the news as it goes against the narrative.
      The most likely scenario is that the local DA will file charges against the good Samaritan for brandishing a weapon.

    3. Chunk

      If the libtards were really honest in their crusade for more gun control in an effort to reduce crime, they’d be trying to disarm big city gang bangers, not law-abiding gun owners.

      • Farmer

        Too hard…throw the net wide and hope to catch all the fish. Liberals are lazy!

      • Kevin2

        libtards honest?

        Does not compute.

      • marie

        That is so true!!!

    4. Kevin2

      A good guy with a hammer builds a home, a bad guy hits someone with it. Hammer, gun, automobile or anything else are just tools having no good or bad connected to them. In human hands, fortunately in the civilized world including the US guns are far more likely to be used for good. Disarming the masses isn’t useless, its mathematically counter productive as there is simply far more good people than bad.

      • BlackMoe

        So, what does the woman who was being assalted think about gun control now? Either she accepts the second A and thanks the hero, or she likes getting raped.

        • gandhi

          she was disappointed that she didn’t get some strange.

        • Kevin2

          Beings Texas is Shall Issue I give it good odds that she gets a carry permit. I feel for those in the last draconian hold out states that can go through something as dramatic as this and still be denied if they applied. That would be the outcome in NJ.

        • TheGuy

          She’s a liberal, what do you think?

          Female in liberal city == almost certainly liberal.

          Help? Nah I’ll pass. Bed made lie.

      • gandhi

        they should arrest the “good guy” for disturbing the piece?

        • Farmer

          You are kind of a peckerwood, ghandi…are you a snowflake?

          • gandhi

            i am to a snowflake as a blow torch is to that socialist frosty the snowman?

          • gandhi

            nope, but thanks for asking

      • clivehoskin

        George Washington once said“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty,teeth and keystone under independence.”

    5. Braveheart1776

      Kevin2, I totally agree but I’m not so sure about the ratio of good people to bad people. I see so many more bad people than good people these days. You have to wonder, where are all the good people? Any attempt at disarming the masses will set off civil war 2.

      • Kevin2

        There are 300+ million guns in well over 100 million hands in the US. Somewhere around 8000 murders / yr occur with a firearm being used while lawful defensive use thwarting criminal attack is a million plus. Na there are far more good people. This is why there is so much success with civilian carry.

    6. Braveheart1776

      Kevin2, I sincerely hope you’re right about there still being more good ones. We’re going to need all the good people we can get what the time comes.

      • Kevin2

        If most people were bad or even a significant percentage of them there would be a far greater number of murders, robberies, rapes. Bad tends to agglomerate. They’re in clusters. In that environment they’re in high percentage. At the bottom its manifested in street crime, at the top, business / government theft on a incalculable scale up to crimes against humanity. The common person may not be heroic but they’re not malum in se criminal. Malum prohibitum is a different story.

        • Eisenkreutz



          • BlackMoe

            I completely agree with that.

            • marie

              So was the scum black or white? It didn’t say….hmmmm

      • Archivist

        There are more good than bad here in eastern NC. One evidence of it is sirens. I very seldom hear sirens from law enforcement. Most sirens are ambulances, and a few are fire trucks. Most of the time that I see law enforcement speed by, they’re closely followed by an ambulance and a fire truck, so I’m pretty sure they’re on the way to a wreck.

        I only hear a lot of sirens here because a nursing home is just down the road.

      • Eisenkreutz


        I recently lived through full blown SHTF.

        It brings out the best and worst in people.

        You just never know which side will come out of a person. Even if you knew them before SHTF.

        So just don’t trust anybody.

        • Braveheart1776

          Eisenkreutz, good points. I’ve had a hard enough time just trusting my family in GA up until more recent years. When I first got my arrangement for the BOL in 2013, we had to settle an old family feud before I would go along with it. That’s another story I won’t go into. But it was worth the effort for me to get the BOL. Without it I would’ve been stuck in the shithole of Memphis whenever the balloon goes up and my chances of survival would’ve been slim to none. Now I know I can survive in post-SHTF.

        • BlackMoe

          Where in Puerto Rico are you?

    7. rellik

      I’m been a hunter since age 5, so
      I’ve killed lots of animals.
      I have aimed a pistol with the intent
      to kill humans only three times and
      a dangerous dog once.
      Thankfully I did not have to
      kill them. The military taught me how to
      kill people that want to kill me or others.
      Thankfully I never had to use those
      skills and by now they are very atrophied.
      But at least I still have the tools and
      I won’t hesitate to use them.
      Never give up your guns!
      This is old, it is Russian but it is
      good advice.

      ht tp://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/columnists/28-12-2012/123335-americans_guns-0/

      • Kevin2


        Interesting link.


      • Vet1

        Amen brother…

    8. Press 9 for English

      Texas getting more blue everyday.

      • Vet1

        Now that is depressing!!!

      • Old Sailor

        Unfortunately, that is true. We continue to attract more and more companies from communists states like CA. They bring many thousands of their workers with them. Those workers, instead of adopting Texas values (assimilating), are working hard to make Texas just like the communist states they left (after screwing them up). Most of the major cities in Texas are blue. Luckily, we still have enough red areas outside the cities to counteract them. Not sure how much longer we will be able to hold out though.

    9. Big Miss

      Real men don’t need a gun. They need a real projectile.

    10. cranerigger

      Good man Josh Williams. Good citizen and thanks for reenforcing our point that free citizens have a right to protect themselves and their neighbors.

    11. Wojo

      I have a nephew who is in Somalia. He was in his first firefight a few weeks ago. He had to “neutralize” his attackers. He has hunted and has killed deer, rabbit, turkey etc… He said he may never hunt again because these creatures never wished him harm. He has no problem neutralizing those that want to hurt him or others. I understand.

      • Kevin2

        Your nephew is dealing with the bottom of the bottom feeders who have military arms. He is not there for our freedom or his but just his survival. The US / Globalists just want to maintain a military footprint in the area, corporate squatters rights. If they truly wanted to help those people they would find out where the starving masses were, drop one AK with 200 rounds of ammo for every 200 lbs of grain. No need to train them how to use it as that is one “skill” they have in abundance (send them toiler paper would be another story). Let those mothers have a chance at protecting their children. If by an act of God they ever form a government deal with them. In the meantime don’t put our people in harms way.

        • Concerned-Citizen!

          Kevin: I think a lot of people would disagree with you buddy…

          • Kevin2

            So we should be throughout the middle east? We should overthrow stable governments who incidentally were at odds with the Islamic fanatics creating a power vacuum for them to get a foothold and arm them to boot? We should create ISIS and arm them to overthrow governments and we’re fighting terrorists? We have had a military presence Somalia for about two decades. Are we “fighting them over there” while simultaneously importing “them” over here? GTFOOH.

            ” I think a lot of people would disagree with you buddy…”

            I think your 100% correct. I know that “a lot of people” only watch the news and actually think that FOX is the honest alternative to blatantly lying CNN. The facts are that the majority of the US public are as politically ignorant as a rock OBTW where were the WMDs in Iraq? Why did the US use its air power to help Al Qaeda overthrow Gaddafi? Please educate guys.

          • Kevin2


            What is ISIS doing in Syria? Who do you think was arming ISIS in Syria? It certainly wasn’t Syria, Iran, Russia or China. Process of elimination, who remains?

            h ttps://youtu.be/EpzaLCPdbUs

            Your government has been hijacked and the military has been fighting for globalist corporate interests. Its a sad pill to swallow but it is an unfortunate fact.

        • marie

          Yeah it pisses me off when the news or anyone else says the soldiers are “fighting for our freedom”. Such crap. I always tell people they are only there for oil and conquest and whatever else resources that place has. Such propaganda lies on the news…so i never watch it. A friend told me he heard on the shortwave radio that the man who shot the guy in Texas who shot up the church…the man was an NRA shooting Instructor, but we never heard it on the news.

    12. TEST

      I read a lot of people on this site who hate a vitriolic hatred for God. I understand, as I have been through a massive number of horrible experiences myself. However, for those of you posting here, who have this hate, here is a man, Aussie Nick Vujicic, who was born with no arms or legs – yet has a deep love for God. Interesting. His life is arguably at least, if not more, difficult, than many posting their hate for God here. How and why is he not bitter? Maybe he is a fool, you say. True. Then again, maybe you who hate or disbelieve in God are the fool who cannot see how God turned a life with extreme difficulties into one of joy, light and life. You can listen to his story here to find out why: https://www.drjamesdobson.org/broadcasts/todays-broadcast

    13. Mac

      Man I live in Texas and work in Austin. I carry every single day with two spare mags in my bag. I remember when this happened. While Austin is conservative (think hippies and millennials in spades) it is in Texas. We recently started open carry with permit and now extended that to knives and swords. So, there are plenty of good guy with guns down here to counter the occasional bad guy.

    14. Bert

      It sounds like Mark Dice wrote this story. What was the race/nationality of the assailant? Must of been straight white, as there are no blacks protesting by rape – pillage – burning down the city. AUSTIN, TX — A sexual assault suspect was arrested Tuesday after a woman reported being accosted while jogging around Lady Bird Lake last week, police said.

      Richard Jordan McEachern, 22, has been charged with sexual assault, police confirmed. The suspect was booked into Travis County Jail at 10:55 a.m. with a bail set at $200,000. Police have not released a booking photo pending official confirmation of his identity from witnesses.

      The arrest comes after a woman reported having been attacked last Friday as she ran along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bile Trail near East Avenue and Cummings Street, police said in a previous advisory. A bystander was said to have intervened in the attack, prompting the suspect to flee before police arrived.

      No further details were released. Patch will update this story as more information is made available.

      Suspect, Richard McEachern, White male, 22 yoa, has been arrested in the hike and bike trail sexual assault. His bond is set at $200,000.
      — Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) September 19, 2017

      In an earlier advisory, police described the suspect as either a “white or Hispanic” man standing between five feet, ten inches tall, weighing between 215 to 250 pounds with shaggy, short hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, no shirt and no shoes.

    15. Anonymous

      they dont care how many good guys with guns stop bad guys

      its not even on their radar ..all they can think about is no average man in their eyes, needs or should have a gun. that way they can lord over us even more then they already do

      just remember
      an armed society will not willingly board their rail way box cars or go to their FEMA camps

    16. Roger D

      We have plenty of ‘good people’. What we really need are more ‘armed good people’. Question: Are you armed right now, this second? Yep, that’s what I thought.

    17. TheGuy

      Next up for him: jail.


    18. Stormy

      Poor racists on this site can’t accuse a black man this time. Poor babies. Go cry over your assault rifle clips.

      • Anonymous

        What’s your problem?

      • Braveheart1776

        Stormy, what’s your problem with white people?

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