Skip to comments.'He was a hero': Tributes flood in for armed aspiring cop who confronted white supremacist gunman
Posted on 06/10/2014 8:25:53 AM PDT by dead
The civilian shot dead by a white supremacist couple on Sunday after he confronted them in a Las Vegas mall has been hailed a hero for his fearless bravery in attempting to protect others.
Joseph Wilcox, 31, was shopping in Wal-Mart when Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda Miller entered.
The couple had just killed two police officers and in the store, Jerad Miller fired one round and told everyone to get out.
Wilcox, who was legally carrying a concealed weapon, told his friends he was going to confront the gunman - not realizing that he had an accomplice.
Wilcox went from the checkout area to Jerad Miller and pulled his concealed firearm. But before he could fire, Amanda Miller shot him in the ribs and Wilcox collapsed.
Joseph died attempting to protect others. His death is completely senseless, said Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
'He had no idea the wife was walking behind him,' a police official told the Las Vegas Review Journal.
'This guy (Wilcox) was not some idiot with a gun. To me, he was a hero. He was trying to stop an active shooter.'
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As usual....I need to go to FR to hear about this. Of course, FR picks it up on the wire from the UK....not in the US MSM.
Bump...Condolences to his family and friends.
A lot of liberals on other sites were bashing this guy. Their preferred method of self-defense is to pee themselves and beg for mercy.
They're pretty matter-of-fact with their news coverage, displaying the sort of unbiased presentation of information that is almost impossible to find in American media.
except the main course consist of Kardashians and Riawana (spelling ?)
I hope that the LV PD will send a representative to this man’s funeral. God bless him.
Those articles are as easy not to click on when visiting English sites as they are on American ones.
Did BLM Feudal Lord Reid and his armed rustlers indirectly cause the deaths of the two innocent policemen and Wilcox in Las Vegas?
If Reid had not ordered the BLM armed invasion of the Bundy Ranch, would these two innocent policemen and Wilcox be alive today?
Perhaps it it is time to disarm the BLM?
BTW, just what is the magic size of a Federal Government when it becomes TO BIG TO FAIL?
Never assume an active shooter is alone.
I’m sorry, but those two were complete loons and didn’t need the help going off the deep end. There is plenty to blame Reid and the BLM about without going down that road.
Unfortunately he broke the number one rule during a shooting and that is two search for an accomplice.
He’s still a HERO in my book though.
That is true, and NEVER, NEVER announce yourself!
I have had some pistol instruction, and one of the constants in all of the courses is the “plus one rule.” Always expect your adversary to have at least one partner. This man bravely stepped up to help the innocent. My prayers to his family and my admiration for his bravery.
MSNBC yesterday, (around 1330 hours), has already done so on this matter by making their demonize the Right case against “anyone critical of the Obama Administration.”
Sorry, but just because the Obama Admin pulls this kind of crap, it doesn’t mean our side is justified in responding in kind. The truth is enough.
” - - - The truth is enough. - - - “
I’ll settle for that.
PING me the next time that the Obama Administration, or MSNBC tells the truth.
You are missing the point. The truth is more than enough to make our case against them. We don’t have to go off half-baked with accusations just because they do. It weakens our case when we lower ourselves to their level.
As far as we know, these two idiots shot three white people while announcing a revolution which ended with their own suicides. I’m not sure how this equates to a rampage by white supremacists, the only supposed evidence is a flag which might have signified just anarchy in their minds.
Not much of a revolution to shoot a bystander and then yourself in a Walmart.
Mental illness fueled by substance abuse seems to be the only theme of any consequence in all of this.
You have me all wrong!
Nothing that I wrote was an accusation!
I was merely asking questions to determine the TRUTH.
Based solely on objective analysis of the Obamanation Years, whatever bad thing one can imagine, the Obama Administration has ALREADY done it.
That is not an accusation, but merely documentation.
Actually the chick shot the guy and then herself. It’s nice to imagine he didn’t know she was going to do that.
Please. You posit a question that functions as an accusation. We don’t need that. The blame lies solely with the loons that did this.
” - - - You posit a question that functions as an accusation. - - - “
Yup, that is exactly what I am doing in June, 2014.
July, August, September, October and November will be even more increasingly to the point pounded home by the GOP-E Failures of 2012, which is: ALWAYS STAY ON OFFENSE !
You do conservatism no service with your antics and being so disingenuous about it.
Enjoy Boehner’s GOP-E.
You’re a dipweed. Just because I call you out on crappy tactics does not mean I support the GOP-e. I just prefer to fight b.s. with facts instead of your particular flavor of b.s.
God bless this good man... and NO his death was not senseless - he was attempting to take down monsters... It's how humankind has kept monsters at bay throughout history.
good intentions poor execution.
He should have stayed hidden and never confronted the guy in the open it cost him his life. He never got a shot off so I wonder if he was really prepared to fire his weapon and thought he could take the perp alive.
Most of us here would have fired sniper style and probably taken them both out. I know what I would have done but God bless him he had a good heart.
I've NEVER met the RINO who's even close to being as liberal as the average democrat. So let's keeps some perspective here...
Ah, so then we make up inane fabricated claims against Dems? I do not see resorting to their tactics as being effective. To the contrary, I see it as highly counterproductive. The Tea Party won in 2010 by making their case directly to the voters with hard, factual claims and not b.s.
We're on the same page there.
But within our little community we also need to remember our biggest threats comes from extremest like Obama and Holder who happily trade five top terrorists for one deserter... or arm every government agency with their own swat teams.
We have some serious and scary situations happening in our country - stuff waaaaay beyond ‘loyalty tests’... My suggestion was that Graewoulf should save some of his outrage for democrats. Maybe I went too far... happens... Apologies if I crossed a line...
Mst CCW types woul probably have actedin a similar manner. Seasoned warriors too. However, we must think way past “get the bad guy”, and get our rage under control. Identifying, assessing and engaging targets is a mechanical, precise routine that only those who have done it many times can do with aplomb.
God bless men like this guy.
I know that haivg been downrange a few tines, had close calls in the world, I find myself thinking scentarios through more deeply, then deciding on a best case course of action, often that being hunker down and wait to the cards within reason, then playingmy and as violently and as precisely as possible.
A couple of thought: how many bad guys are there? , do you know how to scan? How much ammo and of what caliber do you tote? What weapon ( a belly gun or a fighting weapon) do you choose to carry, do you carry all the time? How often do you shoot under stress? ( scenario driven tactical stuff, not bullseye ( although BE makes you a very careful shot).
Do you wear armor? Yes, it is relatively expensive, hard to wear regularly, but may indeed save your life when things go Nicaragua on you.
Hazard/Exposure/ probability= risk characterization, risk management is where solutions are developed, then employed and hopefully, are effective.
It ain’t a once a month concept folks. When it happens, it will change your life, no matter what the outcome.
See post 10 - that is what started this exchange And I am in no way an apologist for the GOP-e. I just believe it is best we stick to facts. Because I stated that, graewoulf turned around and insinuated I am helping the GOP-e. He doubled down on his approach.
that thread has been pulled without explanation.
American site don’t carry them as much.
I see why. There has been some glitchiness in FR recently. Note that the text of the story is from another thread and not what goes with the headline. I’ve seen that happen several times in the last week or so...
If two threads are posted at exactly the same time, one of them ends up not allowing comments.
Yep. I’ve seen that too...
The GOP-E has had control of the Nation’s purse strings for over 4 years.
Boehner has been in control as Speaker of the House for over 4 years.
Obama has thus been at the mercy of Boehner and the GOP-E for over 4 years.
Obama thus could not have been as successful as he has been without the full cooperation of the GOP-E and ESPECIALLY Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy, Economist Ryan, Chairman Mike Rogers, Chairman Issa and loose cannon Peter King of NY.
As long as the Republicans in the US House choose to keep in place the above Leadership team, Obama will be able to continue his personal race to the bottom.
Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi are just doing what they have been raised up to do: Destroy America, ASAP. They are Public Enemy Number One.
Those who refuse to oppose the destruction the destruction of our Republic are Public Enemy Number Two.
BTW, when have “ - - conservatives - - - ,” (to use your word), Boehner, Cantor, or Ryan EVER “Conserved” anything when doing battle with Obama, Reid, Holder or Pelosi? Hmmmmmmmmm?
No worries FRiend! There are no “lines” that need be feared to be crossed.
The only thing that matters in politics is to stay on offense.
The GOP-E has perfected the art of always staying on defense.
Thus, the GOP-E will continue to lose elections by wide margins.
R Sc Rep. Trey Gowdy is an exception to the shunning of Offense by the GOP-E.
Gowdy has the required fire-in-the-belly to attack, Attack, ATTACK!
I stand with Gowdy, Lee and Cruz, who so far have told the truth, and then refused to apologize for telling the TRUTH.
The Republican Party has come a long ways since 2012.
In 2012, then GOP-E candidate Romneycare Romney published a book entitled “No Apologies.”
Also in 2012 Romneycare Romney told the truth about the 47 % who pay no personal FI Taxes, and thus would not vote for him.
Two weeks later, Romney apologized, saying “I was completely wrong.”
The GOP-E lost the support of Conservatives when GHW Bush lied to us about “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!”
The GOP-E lost the support of the “Hold-your-nose-when-you-vote” segment in 2008 by voting for McCain.
The GOP-E revealed itself to be a dedicated loser when they chose to run Romneycare Romney against Obamacare Obama.
Now we have “Scandal Coverup Artist” Sobber Boehner caving in to Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi on a weekly basis.
We need to march into the US House of Representatives and “escort” out the above mentioned “Leaders” for a TEA Party “reception” on the Lawn of the US House.
I have the tar, y’all bring the feathers!
The mayor should attend.
Near as I can tell — he saved lives with his sacrifice.
Liberals are idiots.