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Clackamas Concealed Carry Showdown The Full Story
The Truth About Guns.com ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | Robert Farago

Posted on 12/18/2012 6:19:53 AM PST by KeyLargo

Clackamas Concealed Carry Showdown – The Full Story

December 17, 2012 by Robert Farago

Yesterday, Jason at easybakegunclub.com interviewed Nick Meli, the Oregon concealed carry permit holder who, as we mentioned earlier, confronted Clackamas mall killer Jacob Roberts. The article (reprinted here with permission) reveals new information about Meli’s role in the incident.

The news is a funny thing sometimes. When something shocking comes out, everyone rushes to get more and more information as quickly as possible. When it comes to active shooter or active gunman situations, that rush for information often runs into the chaos of the situation. We saw that with the Newtown, Connecticut shooting where media outlets worldwide put the picture and information of the wrong person up as the gunman only to have egg on their face later. In Portland, Oregon, that same rush for information had the mainstream media skip past the fact that a concealed carrier confronted an active shooter and caused him to abandon his plans, run for a service corridor and stairway and kill himself as these shooters typically do . . .

We saw the story and it’s lack of coverage and knew it was absolutely an important story to get out. It was important for concealed carriers / gun owners rights and even more important that the full story of what happened come to life and show that these situations can be stopped quickly by a determined, well-practiced concealed carrier.

We spoke to Nick Meli, Casey, and Ashley late Sunday and got the full story direct from the people who were there… in that moment with the gunman still active and approaching. While plenty of people want to second guess, or make assumptions, we’re here to bring the full story to light here and putting all facts on the table.

(Excerpt) Read more at thetruthaboutguns.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; concealedcarry; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; statesrights
“What Nick did and the actions he took saved lives. Whether he shot or not, he changed the situation and he is the reason nobody else was shot”

For those out there that question Nick’s actions – Nick wasn’t reading words on a screen. He was faced with an active gunman who had already shot more than 20 rounds, two close friends with a small child to protect, shocked people in the mall, and it all happened in an instant. From the time the gunman entered the mall until the time he ended his life was almost 4 minutes. That’s about half the time it took to read this article."

1 posted on 12/18/2012 6:19:59 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

"I'm not beating myself up cause I didn't shoot him," said Meli. "I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself."

http://www.kgw.com/news/Clackamas-man-armed-confronts-mall-shooter-183593571.html

2 posted on 12/18/2012 6:29:49 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
"I'm not beating myself up cause I didn't shoot him," said Meli. "I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself."

THAT is the essence of gun control. A split-second decision to shoot or not shoot, made with a conservative (safety, not politics) mindset, followed by cautious observation to assure the threat is gone.

The press is criminal for ignoring this part of the story in favor of demonizing the shooter's weapons.

3 posted on 12/18/2012 6:53:43 AM PST by MortMan (I will be true to my principles.)
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To: KeyLargo
Nick Meli followed the rules and proper procedure for responsible CCW response.

In fact, you are responsible for every projectile you send downrange.

Nick showed more courage than anything else.

4 posted on 12/18/2012 6:57:24 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: KeyLargo

bkmk


5 posted on 12/18/2012 7:01:25 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: MortMan

Yes, Mr. Meli was aware of the background behind the shooter and the risk to bystanders and he chose to hold his fire, unlike the NYPD.

Madman Shoots 1, NYPD Shoots 9

By Joseph Goldstein and Wendy Ruderman, The New York Times

25 August 12

“.. the two officers confronted a gunman in front of the Empire State Building on a busy Friday morning, they had to make a snap decision: Do they open fire in the middle of Midtown?

From a distance of less than 10 feet, the officers, Craig Matthews and Robert Sinishtaj, answered in unison; one shot nine times and the other seven.

Investigators believe at least 7 of those 16 bullets struck the gunman, said Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. But the officers also struck some, if not all, of the nine bystanders who were wounded.

http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/415-gun-control-/13104-madman-shoots-1-nypd-shoots-9


6 posted on 12/18/2012 7:09:19 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Navy Patriot

“...In fact, you are responsible for every projectile you send downrange....”

or

Every round you fire has a lawyer attached!

Good call Mr. Meli!


7 posted on 12/18/2012 7:51:41 AM PST by petro45acp ( Merry Christmas !! Adeste Fidele!)
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To: petro45acp

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Man Attempts to Open Fire on Crowd at Movie Theater, Armed Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Drops Him With One Bullet

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 10:28pm by Jason Howerton Jason Howerton

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/man-attempts-to-open-fire-on-crowd-at-movie-theater-armed-off-duty-sheriffs-deputy-drops-him-with-one-bullet/


8 posted on 12/18/2012 8:22:54 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

“I’m not beating myself up cause I didn’t shoot him,”

The DUrs are foaming at the mouth claiming Meli is taking credit even though he did not fire his pistol.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 8:27:53 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Reopen the mental institutions! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: KeyLargo; marktwain

Thankful that you posted this story.

Thanks to such posts, it becomes more clear, that successful defense events are almost a daily occurrence - in contrast to tragic events wherein people are un-armed and vulnerable.

marktwain has done a lot of work, bringing such stories to FR, and I am grateful.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 9:34:24 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute

You are welcome. Self selected, self motivated, self disciplined, self satisfied.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 10:24:41 AM PST by marktwain
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