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Student who helped stop Seattle shooter is flooded with wedding gifts
Yahoo News/The Sideshow ^ | 2014-06-06 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 06/07/2014 8:48:39 AM PDT by justlurking

Jon Meis became an instant icon of courage on Thursday when he and fellow students helped subdue a gunman who was on a rampage inside Seattle Pacific University.

It turns out that the 22-year-old is also planning to get married. His newfound fans discovered the student’s wedding registry and have been buying up presents for Meis and his future wife.

"There are a number of heroes in this. The people around (the gunman) stepped up," Assistant Police Chief Paul McDonagh said Thursday. "But for the great response by the people of Seattle Pacific, this incident might have been much more tragic."

Meis, an electrical engineering student on the Dean’s list, was not physically harmed in the altercation with the gunman. Meis was carrying pepper spray at the time of the incident, which he used to help subdue suspected gunman Aaron R. Ybarra.

Local affiliate KIRO 7 heard about the registry and posted about it on their Facebook page, which includes some great testimonials from individuals who have purchased items on the registry.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: jonmeis
Some highlights:

"‪Mike Lasnier: I just bought this guy and his wife a blender! It's as close as I can get to buying him a beer!”

"‪Chris Gossard: We're happy to have bought this hero and his bride-to-be some kitchen items. It's the least we can do.”

"‪Stacy McMartin: Wow - his entire Crate & Barrel registry has been totally cleaned out. That's crazy!! He deserves it."

Jon and his fiancé Kaylie have their wedding date set for June 21. For the registry, they’ve selected two stores – Crate & Barrel and Target. There’s still time if you feel inclined to pick up a polyester dish drying mat or a trio of stainless steel whisks from their Target page. But the growing list of generous strangers has already managed to pluck up every gift off the Crate & Barrel page.

1 posted on 06/07/2014 8:48:39 AM PDT by justlurking
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To: justlurking

My grandmother’s maiden name was Meis. I wonder if this guy is a distant cousin of mine.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 8:51:42 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: justlurking

The best safety device in any society is a free thinking brave individual.


3 posted on 06/07/2014 8:51:43 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: justlurking

Leave it to a Christian college to step up and fight back. Everyone at the government schools seems to just cower.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 9:09:36 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: blackdog

I think I read somewhere that he’s an NRA fan. Hmmmm. He’ll probably get kicked out of school once that info gets out.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 9:10:01 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: justlurking

If John Meis never does anything else noteworthy for the rest of his life, he can take pride that he got involved and acted when he was needed. He must have known enough about guns not to become paralyzed in fear at the very sight of a weapon, like the average student would have. John recognized and seized the moment when the shooter was reloading.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 9:18:07 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: justlurking

Why did that school get chosen, was the shooter a flunk-out?


7 posted on 06/07/2014 9:19:11 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: justlurking
Meis was carrying pepper spray at the time of the incident, which he used to help subdue suspected gunman Aaron R. Ybarra.

He didn't get in trouble with the law for this??

8 posted on 06/07/2014 9:23:59 AM PDT by PGR88
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“He didn’t get in trouble with the law for this?? “


Why would he?

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9 posted on 06/07/2014 9:26:21 AM PDT by Mears
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To: lee martell
He must have known enough about guns not to become paralyzed in fear at the very sight of a weapon, like the average student would have. John recognized and seized the moment when the shooter was reloading.

That is a real life testimonial that will never make it into the reporting of this incident.

10 posted on 06/07/2014 9:26:51 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser

Another article on the shooting said he was a student security guard, so that’s probably why he had both the mental and physical preparation to react. He was doing his job, and he did it well.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: lee martell
"If John Meis never does anything else noteworthy for the rest of his life, he can take pride that he got involved and acted when he was needed."

We are all witnesses to history. Some learn from it, some ignore and others, when called upon, make it.

I am a firm believer in the butterfly effect, and who knows, a child or grandchild of a person whose life he saved in this may grow up to do great and wonderful things that never would have happened had this individual never stepped to the plate when needed.

12 posted on 06/07/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Mears

Some communities and organizations simply define pepper spray as a weapon and therefore banned.Or require a license.Just as there are places where you are forbidden to install a kick-proof entry door or own a protective vest.

Hooray for Mr. Meis!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 06/07/2014 9:58:20 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham

Thanks.

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14 posted on 06/07/2014 10:05:33 AM PDT by Mears
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To: hoosierham

There’s an opinion article floating around the interwebs where an idiot makes the point that guns obviously don’t need to be legal since this incident was halted with simple pepper spray.

We have some real geniuses in this country.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 10:10:17 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: justlurking

From is facebook page:

Meis’s Facebook page “Likes” also reveal that Meis supports the National Rifle Association and numerous firearms and gear manufacturers and retailers, including AIM Surplus, GrabAGun.com, Kel-Tec, Kinetic Concealment, Mossberg, Savage, and Remington.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 10:13:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.projectveritas.com/home/)
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From is facebook page: Meis’s Facebook page “Likes” also reveal that Meis supports the National Rifle Association and numerous firearms and gear manufacturers and retailers, including AIM Surplus, GrabAGun.com, Kel-Tec, Kinetic Concealment, Mossberg, Savage, and Remington.

the media will turn on him quickly now knowing this.

17 posted on 06/07/2014 10:30:38 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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