Concealed carry people stopping crime: Some more cases that I had previous missed from the last four months
-- Something from the recent Portland Mall Shooting (from Investors Business Daily):
Before the tragedy in Connecticut, a shooter at an Oregon shopping mall was stopped by an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit who refused to be a victim, preventing another mass tragedy.
In the target-rich environment of the Clackamas Town Center two weeks before Christmas, the shooter managed to kill only two people before killing himself. A far worse tragedy was prevented when he was confronted by a hero named Nick Meli.Another version of the Portland Mall Shooting here:
As the shooter was having difficulty with his weapon, Meli pulled his and took aim, reluctant to fire lest an innocent bystander be hit. But he didn't have to pull the trigger: The shooter fled when confronted, ending his own life before it could be done for him.
We will never know how many lives were saved by an armed citizen that day. . . .
While reports of Tuesday's shooting at the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Oregon, dominated the national media, until Friday's horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, one very important detail has been repeatedly (and intentionally) left out of the MSM's coverage.-- FORMER FIREFIGHTER SHOOTS, KILLS ARMED ROBBER WITH LEGAL CONCEALED HANDGUN: ‘WHEN I GOT MY CHANCE, I HAD TO TAKE IT’
The shooter, Jacob Tyler Roberts, was confronted with an armed citizen, at which time he ran away and shot himself. By the time police arrived on the scene, Roberts was already dead. . . .
-- Arizona man stops robbery.
-- Here is another case from August:
A 43-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for threatening people after asking for cigarettes, according to Kitsap County sheriff's reports.
Deputies were called to the 1900 block of Pioneer Lane SE around 3 p.m. for a report that the man had yelled at two people who hadn't given him cigarettes. He had taken off his shirt to fight one man.
The man he challenged, however, had a valid concealed pistol license and drew his weapon, and the 43-year-old made threats he'd return there and "shoot the place up," deputies wrote.
Deputies arrived and searched for the suspect, not finding him at first. Deputies said he "suddenly came running out of a nearby apartment with his hands out in front of him" and yelled "freeze." He was holding a "shiny metallic object" that spurred deputies to draw their guns and take cover. . . .