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Pictures of Today's Heroine, Jeanne Assam
Yahoo News ^ | Dec 10,2007

Posted on 12/11/2007 5:05:15 AM PST by AmericanMade1776

Jeanne Assam, the security guard who gunned down a gunman as he terrorized worshippers after the Sunday service at New Life Church, talks about the shooting at the church in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a news conference on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Two women died from the shooting at the church, which was one of two church shootings in Colorado on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; armedcitizen; assam; banglist; courage; graceunderfire; heroine; newlifechurch; respect; rkba
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Jeanne Assam, the security guard who shot and killed an attacker at the New Life church (R), shakes hands with New Life Senior Pastor Brady Boyd (L) in Colorado Springs, Colorado after a news conference December 10, 2007. A man dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun, opened fire in the parking lot of the vast church after Sunday services, killing one person on the spot and wounding others. A second person died later, police said. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)


1 posted on 12/11/2007 5:05:16 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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2 posted on 12/11/2007 5:05:53 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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3 posted on 12/11/2007 5:07:24 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Great pics. Thank you. Not so surprisingly, neither the radically liberal Washington Post, nor the kneejerk leftist Baltimore Sun had front page stories about Ms Assam today. The Post, however, did see fit to do a story on the danger of catching colds. And they call themselves NEWSpapers?


4 posted on 12/11/2007 5:08:12 AM PST by lapster
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To: AmericanMade1776

AM, I strongly suspect that any number of male freepers are currently smitten. I notice she doesn’t appear to be wearing a ring.


5 posted on 12/11/2007 5:09:15 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"It seemed like it was me, the gunman, and God," said Jeanne Assam, describing her feelings as she confronted a man who charged into her Colorado Springs church Sunday firing a weapon.
6 posted on 12/11/2007 5:09:15 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Oberon

She does Women Proud this day.


7 posted on 12/11/2007 5:10:18 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

WOW!


8 posted on 12/11/2007 5:10:30 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

She is extremely attractive. A testament that women don’t necessarily have to chop off all their hair when they turn 30.


9 posted on 12/11/2007 5:10:39 AM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: AmericanMade1776
"I saw him coming through the doors," she told reporters on Monday. "I took cover, and I waited for him to get closer, and I came out of cover and identified myself, and engaged him, and took him down. And that's pretty much it."
10 posted on 12/11/2007 5:11:33 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
"I give the credit to God. And I say that very humbly. God was with me and the whole time I was behind cover -- this has got to be God, because of the firepower that [the gunman] had vs. what I had," Assam said. "I did not run away and I didn't think for a minute to run away, I just knew that I was given the assignment to end this before it got too much worse. I just prayed for the Holy Spirit to guide me."
11 posted on 12/11/2007 5:13:25 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Contrast her immediate and unselfish heroism with the deputies who responded to Columbine and cowered behind their vehicles while children died.


12 posted on 12/11/2007 5:15:26 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Vote for Mike Huckabee or Chuck Norris will give you a wedgie!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

13 posted on 12/11/2007 5:15:41 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: CholeraJoe

She was were she was suppose to be.


14 posted on 12/11/2007 5:16:51 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
I didn't think for a minute to run away, I just knew that I was given the assignment to end this before it got too much worse.

The Second Amendment IS the Equal Rights amendment!

The Second Amendment IS Homeland Security!

-Joan

Can't we get Ted Nugent to give her an award or something?

15 posted on 12/11/2007 5:20:41 AM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te callas?")
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To: AmericanMade1776

And a good shot, too!


16 posted on 12/11/2007 5:21:50 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Vote for Mike Huckabee or Chuck Norris will give you a wedgie!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

She should edge out Joe Horn for cover of the “Hottest Shooters of 2007” Calendar.


17 posted on 12/11/2007 5:22:33 AM PST by Williams
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To: Oberon

Guilty. I mean I am; of what you said.....


18 posted on 12/11/2007 5:23:18 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: AmericanMade1776

Fasting brings clarity and purpose.

May the Lord Bless this Woman.


19 posted on 12/11/2007 5:23:50 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: Oberon

“AM, I strongly suspect that any number of male freepers are currently smitten. I notice she doesn’t appear to be wearing a ring.”

Sorry, but us females get first crack at her. She’s young, pretty, THIN, probably can get any man she wants AND is a hero. I hate her. :-)

God bless this fearless soul. She makes all Americans proud!


20 posted on 12/11/2007 5:24:51 AM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: CholeraJoe

Assam grew up in Sioux Falls, N.D. ,has a degree in criminal justice from Hamline University, worked with the Minneapolis Police for several years, and is 42 years of age.


21 posted on 12/11/2007 5:25:37 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
Esther 4:14 - For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, [then] shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for [such] a time as this?
22 posted on 12/11/2007 5:26:35 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Oberon
AM, I strongly suspect that any number of male freepers are currently smitten. I notice she doesn’t appear to be wearing a ring.

She is single with no kids.

23 posted on 12/11/2007 5:26:50 AM PST by montag813
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To: Oberon

She is single, by the way.


24 posted on 12/11/2007 5:27:09 AM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te callas?")
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To: Halgr

Does everyone notice that the press refers to her as a “security guard” when in reality she was a private citizen pulling church security?

Yes, she was a cop at one time but the press wants to portray her as a “security guard” thus implying that we “private citizens” should not attempt this.


25 posted on 12/11/2007 5:27:47 AM PST by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"It seemed like it was me, the gunman, and God,"

It was. Unless you are extremely well trained, like combat aircraft pilots, tunnel visions is nigh on unavoidable during high stress events. Good shooting.

26 posted on 12/11/2007 5:28:16 AM PST by Malsua
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To: CholeraJoe
Contrast her immediate and unselfish heroism with the deputies who responded to Columbine and cowered behind their vehicles while children died.

Ditto Virginia Tech, where they cowered behind trees until the last ammo had been fired. This testimony should be send to the SCOTUS to help them with their current deliberations over the 2nd Amend. Concealed Carry should be the law of the land, with "gun free zones" restricted only to government buildings.

27 posted on 12/11/2007 5:28:56 AM PST by montag813
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To: JoanVarga

Her marital status is only of passing interest to me (I’ll be married 19 years in May), but I’m certain other Freepers will thank you for this data. =]


28 posted on 12/11/2007 5:29:15 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: american_ranger

PC infects every human activity these days...especially the MSM


29 posted on 12/11/2007 5:29:22 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"I give the credit to God. And I say that very humbly. God was with me and the whole time I was behind cover -- this has got to be God, because of the firepower that [the gunman] had vs. what I had," Assam said. "I did not run away and I didn't think for a minute to run away, I just knew that I was given the assignment to end this before it got too much worse. I just prayed for the Holy Spirit to guide me."

This is worthy of repeating...

31 posted on 12/11/2007 5:30:51 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (A few Rams must look after the sheep 'til the Good Shepherd returns...)
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To: Williams
She should edge out Joe Horn for cover of the “Hottest Shooters of 2007” Calendar.

Assam/Horn 2008. Now there's a "first woman president" I can get behind.

32 posted on 12/11/2007 5:30:58 AM PST by montag813
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To: montag813
Ditto Virginia Tech, where they cowered behind trees until the last ammo had been fired. This testimony should be send to the SCOTUS to help them with their current deliberations over the 2nd Amend. Concealed Carry should be the law of the land, with "gun free zones" restricted only to government buildings.

I once groused to a cop about this very thing. He was mortally offended with me for not seeing that the IMPORTANT thing was that all the police officers got home safely that day. We never did come to an agreement about it.

I mean, I personally believe that when a person puts on that badge, they also accept the risk attached to serving and protecting. Call me old-fashioned...

33 posted on 12/11/2007 5:32:07 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Between this story and the Tebow (non-)abortion story, it is quite a day for servants of the Lord, despite the MSM’s attempts to squelch both stories.


34 posted on 12/11/2007 5:32:49 AM PST by montag813
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To: AmericanMade1776

I believe Sioux Falls is in South Dakota.


35 posted on 12/11/2007 5:34:04 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Vote for Mike Huckabee or Chuck Norris will give you a wedgie!)
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To: Gilbo_3

This reminds me of the story of David versus Goliath to me.


36 posted on 12/11/2007 5:35:54 AM PST by xp38
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To: AmericanMade1776

let’s see what the spotlight does to her life ... there are a lot of weasels out there who want to make $$$ off of her or will start to harrass her... i hope she’s strong


37 posted on 12/11/2007 5:36:00 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Her campaign crashing? Her smear of influence won’t allow it.)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
"...women don’t necessarily have to chop off all their hair when they turn 30"

In my nearly 50 years of observation, I've come to the conclusion that the hair is like a fishing lure and it stays only long enough for them to lock in the mate the intend to stay with.

The moment ladies are comfortable with their choice and convinced that the game has been won, the hair is the first thing to go.

So, it's not necessarily got anything to do with hitting the age of 30 so much as having the fish in the net.

38 posted on 12/11/2007 5:36:16 AM PST by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: Oberon

It just crossed my mind that maybe because of any reasons because of the fact she was single she had more courage to walk into the face of death?

Would a married man with young children and a loving wife been able or willing to risk his own life by challenging a person with superior firepower?

She may be the lucky woman that feels that being alone in life is not a social disease, man I wish I could share a drink or two with her!


39 posted on 12/11/2007 5:37:33 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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She may be the lucky woman that feels that being alone in life is not a social disease, man I wish I could share a drink or two with her!

Yes, you've encapsulated the truth of that attitude right there in your post. If she's capable of being alone and being okay with that, that makes her all the more interesting (and potentially desirable).

40 posted on 12/11/2007 5:41:45 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: AmericanMade1776

The next time some liberal talking head starts in on conservatives not being able to deal with a “strong woman” refer them to this thread.


41 posted on 12/11/2007 5:45:13 AM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Assam grew up in Sioux Falls, N.D.

Unfortunately the South Dakotans get to claim her.

42 posted on 12/11/2007 5:45:34 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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She is the pastor’s “body guard”.

I've read a number of threads on this subject in the past couple days, and have yet to see anyone remark on this. The pastor needs a body guard? Not in any church I've ever attended or visited.

Now, I realize this is one of those 'mega' churches we hear about. But what makes them any different? Why would this pastor feel compelled to have protection?

43 posted on 12/11/2007 5:46:49 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: AmericanMade1776

Can you imagine how many sermons next week will PLEAD LOUDLY, that parishoneers NOT carry guns into church?


44 posted on 12/11/2007 5:48:26 AM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Oberon

I sense she has had a hard life, or at the very least she is going through a period of examining her life, as she said she was fasting and asking God what she should do with her life. She seems great, I kind of hope the spotlight leaves her and that she finds true happiness in her spiritual search.


45 posted on 12/11/2007 5:48:59 AM PST by Williams
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He was mortally offended with me for not seeing that the IMPORTANT thing was that all the police officers got home safely that day

They got home safe. The children did not. I guess that isn't important.

46 posted on 12/11/2007 5:50:02 AM PST by montag813
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To: G Larry

I would be greatly interested to hear some of the internet “chatter” Islam is saying about this turn of events.


47 posted on 12/11/2007 5:50:56 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: american_ranger

A Volunteer Security Guard, kind of like the first Patriots of America.


48 posted on 12/11/2007 5:53:51 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Eye of Unk

“Would a married man with young children and a loving wife been able or willing to risk his own life by challenging a person with superior firepower?”

Men and women are doing this everyday and night somewhere to give us our freedoms. For this we should be thankful.


49 posted on 12/11/2007 5:54:33 AM PST by Faith-Hope
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To: lapster

This is one of those instances that God used for good:

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


50 posted on 12/11/2007 5:55:57 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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