Saturday, October 8, 2016

Good Guy With A Gun Stops SC School Shooting

Breitbart isn't perfect, especially staffers believe the boss took money from Trump to give him favorable coverage. 

One thing they do really well, though, is cover the 2nd Amendment.  Despite what he's said on the campaign trail (and of course what he's said depends on which stump speech you listened to), I have no belief that a NY native cares about self-defense rights.

So I was really happy to see this story:  Good Guy With A Gun Stops SC School Shooting
More details on the September 28 Townville Elementary Shooting have emerged, and they show that a good guy with a gun stopped the shooter in his tracks after two students and one teacher had been wounded.

The good guy was volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock, who was at a “nearby farm” when he heard reports of the shooting. Armed, he raced to the school and “confronted Jesse Osborne,” the 14-year-old accused of killing his father then going to the school and shooting two 6-year-old boys and a teacher. One of the boys–Jacob Hall–died from his wounds on Saturday.

WYFF reports that Brock reached “the elementary school moments before other officers could respond to a 911 call.” Fire Chief Billy McAdams accompanied Brock and told reporters that Brock “took the shooter down.” But McAdams did not mention that Brock had a gun. It has since been confirmed that he did.

There is no confirmation on how Brock utilized the firearm–whether he fired at Osborne, held Osborne at gunpoint, or simply had his hand on the handle of the holstered gun to show he was ready to draw if the attack did not end. Either way, Brock ended the attack.
I'll reiterate what I've said before.  The only proven way to lessen the carnage of a mass shooting is to have armed first responders show up.  In the case of a mass shooting, first responders don't have to be police.  Any good guy with a gun and some courage will work.

In these incidents, it's often not even necessary for a shot to be fired.  The coward mass shooter just needs to know there's opposition, which they generally don't count on.  Though it can't be officially confirmed, an Oregon CCW holder believes the Clackamas Town Center shooter saw him with his gun and the shooter then shot himself. 
On Dec. 17, [2012] Meli was interviewed by a KGW-Channel 8 television reporter, providing a richer account. "I'm not beating myself up for not shooting him. But I know that after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself."
 Here are 12 mass shootings stopped by good guys with guns:

12 Times Mass Shootings Were Stopped by Good Guys With Guns

Police were involved in some of these, but the police can't be everywhere at once and as a free society, we don't want them to be.  Lawful, armed citizens exercising their 2nd Amendment rights can be everywhere, and that's what makes the bad guys stop. 

This is where gun control really fails.  Since good guys are the ones who obey the law, it will never help.  Fewer good guys with guns will never solve the problem of bad guys with guns.

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