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Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens
Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 12/15/2012 10:49:05 AM PST by marktwain

There are several documented cases where armed citizens have stopped mass attacks by gunmen. Let me list a few: The Pearl, Mississippi school shooting was stopped by the vice principal Joel Myrick with a Colt .45, The Appalachian School shooting was stopped by two students with handguns. Both of the above incidents were stopped by the armed citizens threatening the shooter without firing.

Pearl High School Link

Appalacian Law School Link

Plans to slay everyone in the Muskegon, Michigan, store and steal enough cash and jewelry to feed their "gnawing hunger for crack cocaine" fell apart for a band of would-be killers after one of their victims fought back.

Muskegon Shooting Link

The mass church shooting in Colorado Springs was stopped by the shooter being shot by a church member with a CCW permit.

New Life Church Link

The Santa Clara gunshop shooting in 1999 was stopped by an armed citizen after the shooter declared that he was going to kill everyone. Police found a list of intended victims in his car. Only the perpetrator, Richard Gable Stevens was shot.

Santa Clara Gunshop Link

The December, 1991, Aniston, Alabama defense where a CCW holder stopped armed robbers who were herding employees, customers, and his wife into a cooler. He shot both robbers, killing one.

Aniston Shoney's Shooting Link

July 13, 2009, in Virginia at the Golden Food Market: The gunman tried to shoot several people, was stopped by a CCW carrier.

Golden Food Market Shooting Link

Just recently, in Early Texas, armed citizen Vic Stacy shot and stopped a deranged man who had just murdered two neighbors and was firing at police with a rifle. Stacy made a very long shot with his revolver, three times as far as the perpetrator was from the police officer, who had an AR-15 type rifle.

Early Texas Peach House Shooting Link

That sounds like a very good story... but it never made the national news.

I wonder who made the decision to spike that story.

Of course, when a mass shooting is stopped by an armed citizen, there are not as many victims. This leads to the charge that it would not really have been a “mass shooting”.


TOPICS: History; Politics; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; armedcitizen; banglist; ccw; citizenstopped; firearms; guncontrol; massacre; massshootings; michigan; mississippi; newtown; sandyhook; secondamendment; texas; virginia
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1 posted on 12/15/2012 10:49:16 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Sauce for the goose! ... We who carry legally should have these stories tucked awy in our memory banks, so when the twisted freak liberal progressives demand more gun control (read banning of defensive handguns, shotguns, and rifles) we can cite the usefulness of said defensive tools.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 10:59:24 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: marktwain
This leads to the charge that it would not really have been a “mass shooting”.""""""".........

Followed by, "he should have left it to the Law enforcement to handle the situation.""""""

3 posted on 12/15/2012 11:06:22 AM PST by annieokie
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To: marktwain; All
the GUN_CONTROL PATROL - from the Pres. on down - hit the airwaves while those little bodies were still in the school!("Never let a crisis go to waste" on steroids)

How about MENTAL HEALTH control? These tragedies started after the mental health hospitals closed and put the mentally sick loose on the public - and treatment of choice is Prozac, etc, - these shooters have almost 100% been on Prozac and related drugs, which have a PROVEN side effect of suicide and violence.!

Yet none of these sleazy politicians mention we need more control and treatment over the mentally ill - and who triggered turning the mentally ill loose on the public? Pres. Jimmy Carter. - which is another reason it's never mentioned. If these mental cases can't get a gun, they use other means - like pipe bombs... It's not the guns. I remember when the mental hospitals were closed - and mentally sick couldn't be committed without THEIR permission! That's like saying the drunk driver can't be arrested without their permission.

post this link everywhere and anywhere you can - There are not many people today who know or remember why the mentally ill not only don't get the treatment THEY need, but who explode with such violence on the Innocent.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=32339

4 posted on 12/15/2012 11:08:23 AM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does.)
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To: marktwain
Posting working links here, in case the blog post link disappears or is changed.


Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens

There are several documented cases where armed citizens have stopped mass attacks by gunmen. Let me list a few: The Pearl, Mississippi school shooting was stopped by the vice principal Joel Myrick with a Colt .45, The Appalachian School shooting was stopped by two students with handguns. Both of the above incidents were stopped by the armed citizens threatening the shooter without firing.

Pearl High School Link

Appalacian Law School Link

Plans to slay everyone in the Muskegon, Michigan, store and steal enough cash and jewelry to feed their "gnawing hunger for crack cocaine" fell apart for a band of would-be killers after one of their victims fought back.

Muskegon Shooting Link

The mass church shooting in Colorado Springs was stopped by the shooter being shot by a church member with a CCW permit.

New Life Church Link

The Santa Clara gunshop shooting in 1999 was stopped by an armed citizen after the shooter declared that he was going to kill everyone. Police found a list of intended victims in his car. Only the perpetrator, Richard Gable Stevens was shot.

Santa Clara Gunshop Link

The December, 1991, Aniston, Alabama defense where a CCW holder stopped armed robbers who were herding employees, customers, and his wife into a cooler. He shot both robbers, killing one.

Aniston Shoney's Shooting Link

July 13, 2009, in Virginia at the Golden Food Market: The gunman tried to shoot several people, was stopped by a CCW carrier.

Golden Food Market Shooting Link

Just recently, in Early Texas, armed citizen Vic Stacy shot and stopped a deranged man who had just murdered two neighbors and was firing at police with a rifle. Stacy made a very long shot with his revolver, three times as far as the perpetrator was from the police officer, who had an AR-15 type rifle.

Early Texas Peach House Shooting Link

That sounds like a very good story... but it never made the national news.

I wonder who made the decision to spike that story.

Of course, when a mass shooting is stopped by an armed citizen, there are not as many victims. This leads to the charge that it would not really have been a “mass shooting”.


5 posted on 12/15/2012 11:12:54 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: EdReform

BTTT


6 posted on 12/15/2012 11:34:15 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: marktwain
Some resources on school threats for consideration. (There’s some old news here, but evil, terrorism and massacres never go out of style.)

Terrorists – coming to a school near you
Police ill-equipped to defend against an American Beslan
WND
Published: 04/02/2007 at 1:00 AM

Note: Killology Research Group website does not seem to still be actively updated.

Mass Slaughter In Our Schools: The Terrorists' Chilling Plan?
By Chuck Remsberg
Senior PoliceOne Contributor

School Safety Notes and Articles About School Safety by Col. Grossman
Preventing School Violence
School Shooting Contingency Plans & Considerations
”Preparing for School Attacks" published in The Police Marksman

School Safety Notes, Articles, And Links About School Safety by Other Authors
Rise in 'shool terror attacks' - New Important Article
A School Lockdown/Emergency Drill Success Story
Rapid Response/Active Shooter Lesson Plan
Safe 2 Tell

7 posted on 12/15/2012 11:36:57 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control. It's about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Hi BG! Hope all is well! Merry Christmas to you and yours!


8 posted on 12/15/2012 11:44:07 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: marktwain

Thanks for the post! Bump for posterity


9 posted on 12/15/2012 11:49:31 AM PST by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: maine-iac7

Be careful about that Carter posting. We got rid of most of the funding for the programs to treat mentally ill under Reagan, including that federal program for community mental health treatment. And frankly I don’t want the government funding more mental health projects like Carter tried to do. It’s a huge boondoggle of government expenditure to house and/or treat them. We block granted it and cut the funding to the states. So it’s up to the states to fund this stuff and if they don’t want to do it, so be it. I know this was a lot of kids but this is the price we pay. It’s not all that high on a yearly average, only about 10k people or so.


10 posted on 12/15/2012 12:10:45 PM PST by rudabaga
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To: EdReform

Thank you for your post, good job!


11 posted on 12/15/2012 12:18:51 PM PST by marktwain
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To: EdReform

Kick-ass post. THANK YOU.


12 posted on 12/15/2012 12:24:22 PM PST by golux
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To: EdReform
great work; thank you for the links....

13 posted on 12/15/2012 12:24:22 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: EdReform

Bookmark


14 posted on 12/15/2012 12:58:54 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: EdReform

Thanks, Ed!!! I’m sitting here watching really big fluffy white stuff fall from the sky! I haven’t seen this since 1976.. ;). I’m being a dork and taking pictures. Har!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!


15 posted on 12/15/2012 1:08:54 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: EdReform

Thank you. This is going to be critical information in the coming months.


16 posted on 12/15/2012 1:35:46 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: absalom01; marktwain; Brad's Gramma; golux; skinkinthegrass; 2nd amendment mama; FrankR

Some good information posted by FrankR here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2969081/posts?page=9#9


17 posted on 12/15/2012 2:25:14 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: EdReform

Bookmark


18 posted on 12/15/2012 3:02:20 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Conservative4Life

bump for future references....

I was involved with stopping a school shooting in my hometwon the day before the Red Lake School shooting.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 3:22:28 PM PST by Conservative4Life (Those who don't learn from the past are condemned to repeat it. Elections have consequences.)
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To: EdReform
Thanks! :-)

20 posted on 12/15/2012 3:37:32 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: marktwain

BTTT


21 posted on 12/16/2012 11:59:10 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: SunkenCiv; Joe Brower

Ping


22 posted on 12/16/2012 12:00:07 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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BUMP!


23 posted on 12/16/2012 12:44:17 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: marktwain

Bump


24 posted on 12/17/2012 2:44:02 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Perseverando

We should outfit our schools with locking doors with bullet-proof glass and have a master control that locks all the doors in case of emergency. Leave the shooter in the halls with no victims until police arrive.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 3:10:11 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez

We have those already.

They are known as PRISONs.


26 posted on 12/17/2012 4:40:45 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

I work in a prison. A school with lockable doors and bullet proof glass is not a prison, since the doors open and all the kiddies get to go home at the end of the day.

Your emotionalism is not helping. What is your objection to locking classroom doors and bulletproof glass?


27 posted on 12/17/2012 5:07:01 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez
. A school with lockable doors and bullet proof glass is not a prison, since the doors open and all the kiddies get to go home at the end of the day.

And a LOT of kids will tell you it's a prison.


... since the doors open and all the prisoners get to go home at the end of their sentence.

It's teaching the WRONG lesson to children: that gov't can and will protect them.

Even in your prison you cannot protect an inmate.

28 posted on 12/18/2012 5:05:44 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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