Desperate to keep the narrative on gun control, MSNBC made a verifably false claim about the Sutherland Springs, Texas church shooting.

During an interview Wednesday on MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily, panelist Yamiche Alcindor and host Chuck Todd were discussing Sunday’s mass shooting at the First Baptist Church.

Alcindor, a reporter for The New York Times, falsely claimed that Stephen Willeford didn’t stop the shooting.

“When I was watching President Trump today, and he was making his argument that (the shooter) was essentially stopped by someone with a gun, I thought he killed himself,” Alicindor said. “There was not a big gun fight, and he was not stopped. There needs to be a fact check on how it was stopped.”

“Right,” Chuck Todd replied. “The narrative with Mike Huckabee and the president is a little bit off the rails.”

Alcindor was referencing comments made by Trump on Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea, where he blasted NBC reporter Ali Vitali for exploiting the tragedy for a push for gun control.

“If you did what you’re suggesting, there would have been no difference three days ago,” Trump said. “And you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck go out and shoot and hit him and neutralize him.”

“And I can only say this: If he didn’t have a gun, instead of having 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more dead.”

The facts show that Willeford, a former National Rifle Association instructor, did actually play a major role in stopping the shooter.

As noted by Breitbart, Willeford grabbed his AR-15 and sprinted to the church barefoot after his daughter told him there had been a shooting.

When he arrived, Willeford said he positioned himself behind a vehicle parked in the church parking lot and fired off several shots toward the attacker as he exited the church.

The suspected shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, killed at least 26 people and injured several more during the shooting, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.

When Kelley drove off from the church, Willeford said he jumped into a truck with local resident Johnnie Langendorff and chased the attacker. After a brief high-speed chase, Langendorff said Kelley crashed his vehicle into a ditch.

Kelley suffered three total gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted shot to his head, according to CNN. Kelley was also shot in the leg and torso, which authorities believe came from Willeford.

The facts indicate that Willeford likely did prevent Kelley from killing more innocent people, despite what MSNBC is trying to claim to its viewers.

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