Nearby thread about the death of the officer who stopped the UT Tower sniper attack in 1966. More than 30 years ago, and not a civilian with a gun, still — a mass shooting which was stopped because a good guy had a gun. It bears mention.
posted on 12/27/2012 2:54:07 PM PST
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The cop Huston ? died today.
posted on 12/27/2012 3:11:54 PM PST
by Coldwater Creek
(He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
"More than 30 years ago, and not a civilian with a gun, still..."
Actually several UT students retrieved their personal weapons (mostly hunting rifles) and assisted the police in providing suppressing fire to keep the gunman occupied as officers moved up the tower.
They may not have been the ones that put him down, but they kept him ducking, which kept him from shooting other innocent victims. A plus in my book.
posted on 12/27/2012 3:14:48 PM PST
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There were several civilians also firing at that shooter as I recall. The civilians may well have played a major role in assisting the officer- I haven’t researched the incident but would guess if a shooter is being fired on by several people it has to at least distract him from shooting more innocent people.
posted on 12/27/2012 4:20:33 PM PST
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