Quote Wayne La Pierre:
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
That was Wayne’s NRA-sanctioned answer for how Americans should protect themselves from armed lunatics. In the aftermath of Sandy Hook, it made for some epic political theater. Unfortunately some people have taken LaPierre seriously. Las Vegas last year:
Instead of running away, Wilcox, told his friend he was going to confront the one gunman he could see.
Wilcox pulled out the handgun for which he had a concealed weapons permit but that his family says he rarely carried. He approached Jerad Miller, a 31-year-old ex-convict who investigators say walked into Walmart, fired off one round, and told shoppers, “This is a revolution.” His wife, Amanda Miller, 22, was trailing behind, authorities said…
“As soon as he began to confront Jerad Miller with his firearm, Amanda Miller removed her firearm and shot him one time in the ribs area, where he immediately collapsed.”
10 days ago:
Houston police responded to a shooting call around 11:15 p.m. Saturday at a Valero gas station on Jensen Drive at Reid Street in north Houston. Officials say two men jumped another man in the gas station parking lot and took the victim’s Chevrolet pickup truck. Police say a witness then pulled out a gun and began shooting at the suspects, accidentally hitting the carjacking victim in the head.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he remains in stable condition. Police say the witness who shot at the suspects picked up shell casings and left the scene.
A woman with a gun and a concealed-carry license opened fire on a shoplifter Tuesday afternoon as security chased the man out of an Auburn Hills, Mich. Home Depot, the Detroit Free Press reports…
According to police, the shoplifting suspect, a man in his 40s, ran out of the store with security giving chase. He jumped into a dark-colored SUV driven by a second male suspect. As the SUV began to pull away, the 48-year-old woman fired an undetermined number of rounds from her 9mm pistol. Police say the vehicle got away, but may have a flat tire.