Skip to comments.Student who helped stop Seattle shooter is flooded with wedding gifts
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 students 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 Deans 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.
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"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, theyve selected two stores Crate & Barrel and Target. Theres 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.
My grandmother’s maiden name was Meis. I wonder if this guy is a distant cousin of mine.
The best safety device in any society is a free thinking brave individual.
Leave it to a Christian college to step up and fight back. Everyone at the government schools seems to just cower.
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.
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.
Why did that school get chosen, was the shooter a flunk-out?
He didn't get in trouble with the law for this??
“He didn’t get in trouble with the law for this?? “
Why would he?
That is a real life testimonial that will never make it into the reporting of this incident.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!
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.
From is facebook page:
Meiss 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.