Hero With Concealed Carry Firearm Prevents Mass Shooting in SC
I owe the unnamed hero a beer, let me know when you will be in Portland.
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"Early on Sunday morning, a drunken man -- who seemingly had no legal authorization to carry a gun -- pulled out a firearm at a nightclub in South Carolina. He fired into a crowd, and hit three people and nearly struck a fourth when the would-be victim pulled out his own legally owned weapon and shot him in the leg.
This nameless hero has a concealed carry license, and his act prevented a mass shooting this past weekend. Local police in Lyman, SC, reported that 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun after getting into an argument with another man at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The shooting took place in the Playoffz nightclub.
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"His rounds struck 3 victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg," said Lt. Kevin Bobo. The lieutenant added that the unnamed hero has a valid concealed weapons permit, cooperated with investigators, and will not be facing any charges for shooting Thompson."
The standoff weapon allows one to even the power imbalance, and instantly shift the ability to control the situation. Calling the police cannot do this. The police are few, the people many, the people, and threat diffuse. The solution to asymmetrical warfare is asymmetrical defense, or the arming of a significant number of people to create a significant diffuse defense.
Hero officer who shot down suicide bomber saving dozens SURVIVED blast
"The hero police officer who gunned down one of the airport suicide bombers, saving dozens of people, is recovering in hospital after having his spleen removed.
The officer - named as Yasin Durna by local media - was seen risking his own life by confronting the terrorist as he chased innocent passengers through the terminal on Tuesday evening.
But Durna shot the suicide bomber, who fell to the floor, allowing people at Ataturk Airport to get away.
The officer then approaches the terrorist, appearing to inspect him before deciding to run.
The suicide bomber detonates the explosives seconds later. Darnau is by now out of shot, but appears to have been injured.
According to Haberler.com, the hero officer is recovering in hospital after having his spleen removed. He is said to be in a stable condition.
At least 36 people, and possibly up to 50, people were killed in the co-ordinated attack on the airport."
Looks like we're gonna need a shitload of Concealed Handgun Licensees! Stay calm, and carry!
I wish the officer well, brave man. Officer Yasin Durna, if you make it to Portland, let me know, I would love to buy you a beer, or a coffee.
When you hear your local politician call themselves a public servant, realize they are attempting to steal the valor of actual public servants like the men mentioned above. Call them out but remember always the real public servant.