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CNN: "Female Security Guard Hailed as Hero"... "saved 'hundreds of lives'"
www.cnn.com ^ | December 10, 2007 | CNN

Posted on 12/10/2007 10:58:54 AM PST by Luke Skyfreeper

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- A Colorado Springs megachurch instituted security precautions after a shooting at a Denver area mission center earlier Sunday, saving "hundreds of lives" at the New Life Church, senior Pastor Brady Boyd said Monday.

A New Life parishioner acting as a security guard shot and killed a gunman who entered the church Sunday afternoon after he had gotten no more than 50 feet inside the building, Boyd said.

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Boyd said the female security guard was a hero in preventing further bloodshed, rushing to confront the gunman just inside the church.

"She probably saved over a hundred lives," Boyd said of the guard, whom he said is not a law enforcement officer and used her personal weapon.

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"Hundreds of lives were saved yesterday because of the plan that was put in place," said Boyd, who put the number of people on the church campus at the time as 7,000.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; castledoctrine; ccw; guns; gutsygal; heroes; heroine; jeanneassam; leo; militia; newlifechurch; rkba; winner
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I think hell just froze over. This is the lead story at CNN.com.

According to what I've read, this guy had a rifle, was wearing a ballistic vest and tactical helmet, and his pockets were BULGING with tons of ammunition.

And she "rushed toward him and took him down in the hallway as he entered the church," where 7000 people were present.

FABULOUS job by this FEMALE ARMED CIVILIAN, credited by the pastor with probably saving over a hundred lives.

1 posted on 12/10/2007 10:58:56 AM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Just on the radio ....HERO!!!!!!


2 posted on 12/10/2007 11:00:22 AM PST by woofie
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

What did she shoot him with ?


3 posted on 12/10/2007 11:01:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Satan is stuck up to his waist in ice!

CNN reported this?
Without trying to find a “downside” or a “contrasting opinion” about this her’s action?


4 posted on 12/10/2007 11:01:08 AM PST by Redbob
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Wow!


5 posted on 12/10/2007 11:01:26 AM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper; Joe Brower

You mean by not having law abiding people denied their rights to carry actually saves lives?

This from CNN?

WOW!!


6 posted on 12/10/2007 11:01:33 AM PST by hattend (2/3 of the Earth is covered by water. the other 1/3 is covered by Champ Bailey. Go Broncos)
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To: woofie

That was abc news


7 posted on 12/10/2007 11:01:52 AM PST by woofie
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Very good shoot.


8 posted on 12/10/2007 11:02:10 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
I really don't understand this trend in this country to hail people as heroes for doing the job they were hired to do. Yes, this woman did a very good job and did save many lives, but that is why she was hired. I heard the pastor saying that the guard was there because there was alarm about the shooting near Denver.

Like many other words and phrases in our country, hero is losing some of its meaning by excessive usage.

9 posted on 12/10/2007 11:02:22 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
2 people killed by the perpetrator, 3 more wounded. And obviously he was armed, armored up and intent on killing dozens or hundreds of people. But a legally armed civilian "rushed toward him" and took him down as he was entering the church.

Man, I will be thinking about this all day.

10 posted on 12/10/2007 11:02:48 AM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

This makes you feel terrible for the security guards at the Omaha mall, who weren’t allowed to carry guns and had to watch along with everyone else. Their employer’s decision must torture them.

Guns save lives.


11 posted on 12/10/2007 11:03:04 AM PST by VirginiaConstitutionalist (Scary thought: Half of all people are dumber than the average person.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

She was a volunteer, she wasn’t “hired” or “paid”. And she ran towards the shots. I wish some other Colorado law enforcement would have had her desire to save lives around 8 years ago.


12 posted on 12/10/2007 11:03:38 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I have read elsewhere that she was a CCW permit holder. Not a paid security guard. FWIW.


13 posted on 12/10/2007 11:03:45 AM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Awesome! This is why Jesus told us to keep “swords” (Luke 22:36).


14 posted on 12/10/2007 11:03:58 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Conservatives - Freedom WITH responsibility; Libertarians - Freedom FROM responsibility)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
I really don't understand this trend in this country to hail people as heroes for doing the job they were hired to do. Yes, this woman did a very good job and did save many lives, but that is why she was hired.

SHE WAS NOT "HIRED." SHE WAS A VOLUNTEER, A CIVILIAN MEMBER OF THE CHURCH.

15 posted on 12/10/2007 11:04:04 AM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
According to what I've read, this guy had a rifle, was wearing a ballistic vest and tactical helmet, and his pockets were BULGING with tons of ammunition.

Astonishingly, that "little" fact did not lead the story.
All we get in the first paragraph is that a parishioner shot and killed a visitor to the church.

*shaking head*

16 posted on 12/10/2007 11:04:08 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

“Hundreds” may be an exaggeration, but there’s no doubt she saved many.


17 posted on 12/10/2007 11:04:17 AM PST by Sloth (Democrats and GOPers are to government what Jeffrey Dahmer and Michael Jackson are to babysitting)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Her involvement will be spun as “armed guard” instead of “RKBA-exercising parishioner”.


18 posted on 12/10/2007 11:04:50 AM PST by ctdonath2 (The color blue tastes like the square root of 0?)
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To: woofie

CNN.com has it as lead story right now.


19 posted on 12/10/2007 11:05:03 AM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Quick thinking. Quick reaction. Good Shootin!

Give this woman a medal!


20 posted on 12/10/2007 11:05:08 AM PST by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
I really don't understand this trend in this country to hail people as heroes for doing the job they were hired to do.

Audie Murphy was just doing his job too. Doesn't make him less of a hero.

21 posted on 12/10/2007 11:05:26 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

We need to put our listening ears on! She is NOT a paid security officer but a civilian member of the church who volunteered to act as a security officer. She is a hero for having courage, which is becoming rare these days.


22 posted on 12/10/2007 11:05:27 AM PST by bella1 (Former Republican)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

By your reasoning, the firefighters in the twin towers on 9/11 were not heroes either. Same with soldiers in Iraq. They are all “just doing their jobs.” Yet, they are definitely heroes.


23 posted on 12/10/2007 11:05:42 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: Sloth

“Hundreds” may be an exaggeration
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without a “guard” there they were sitting ducks


24 posted on 12/10/2007 11:05:45 AM PST by woofie
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

She wasn’t hired.
She was just a member helping out, watching the doors instead of teaching Sunday School.


25 posted on 12/10/2007 11:05:49 AM PST by ctdonath2 (The color blue tastes like the square root of 0?)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
I really don't understand this trend in this country to hail people as heroes for doing the job they were hired to do.

Maybe because a lot of people DON'T do the job they were hired to do.

26 posted on 12/10/2007 11:05:50 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
I really don't understand this trend in this country to hail people as heroes for doing the job they were hired to do. Yes, this woman did a very good job and did save many lives, but that is why she was hired. I heard the pastor saying that the guard was there because there was alarm about the shooting near Denver.

Hi blondie,

Looks like you missed the part where it's made clear that the shooter was a volunter parishioner, not a hired guard... ?

27 posted on 12/10/2007 11:06:02 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

More guns, less crime.


28 posted on 12/10/2007 11:06:06 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
What did she shoot him with ?

Her personal weapon, which most was obviously a handgun of some kind. She was dressed in plain clothes, and I can't imagine that they had a church member carrying a rifle or shotgun about the building on a regular Sunday morning. So it was obviously her personal handgun.

29 posted on 12/10/2007 11:06:29 AM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: bmwcyle

Exactly.


30 posted on 12/10/2007 11:06:51 AM PST by Dante3
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I’m sure she would say the same.


31 posted on 12/10/2007 11:06:51 AM PST by Callahan
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Saving lives is generally accepted as an heroic deed except by the most cynical of people. When a firefighter goes into a burning building and saves a kid, it's heroic, even though it's part of the job. And the military and police etc. Some jobs are dangerous and performing them to the fullest can indeed be heroic.

Another hero is the pastor or whoever decided to have armed security. In this day and age, that can be a controversial decision and subject them to public ridicule in the media.

32 posted on 12/10/2007 11:06:55 AM PST by purpleraine
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I think people who take jobs that risks their own lives to defend the rest of us are heroes.

Just like when a husband protects his own family - he’s a hero.


33 posted on 12/10/2007 11:07:11 AM PST by donna (Duncan Hunter: US Army, 1969-1971, with service in Vietnam)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
She is a HERO! WOW! GOOD SHOOTIN' LADY
She saved Many A Life!
34 posted on 12/10/2007 11:07:45 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk. I Will Be Voting for Mr. Duncan Hunter, fellow FReepers.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
Well golly gee wilickers.

A tip of the hat to you, M'am.

[And in other news, the cost of heating oil has lurched upwards in Hades.]

35 posted on 12/10/2007 11:07:46 AM PST by ThePythonicCow (The Greens and Reds steal in fear of freedom and capitalism; Fear arising from a lack of Faith.)
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To: bella1
We need to put our listening ears on!

ROTFL.

36 posted on 12/10/2007 11:07:49 AM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Some of these security guards get paid next to nothing. If she’s making a lot more than minimum wages, I’ll be surprised.

So your opinion is that since she’s making $12 bucks an hour or perhaps considerably less, she shouldn’t be praised as a hero for risking her life to save others.

Ooooookaaaaaaayyyyyyyy...

Say, should we quit praising our troops in Iraq too, as heros? Just wondered.


37 posted on 12/10/2007 11:08:02 AM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; Joe Brower
She was not "HIRED" to do any job.

She was just a civilian parishoner like any other, who volunteered for security duty, unpaid, no uniform, using her own personal weapon.

38 posted on 12/10/2007 11:08:26 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Drawsing

I would say so, considering the shooter had body armor and a helmet on.


39 posted on 12/10/2007 11:09:30 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Try reading the story before responding in the future. She wasn't hired to do it. She volunteered to do it after an shooting earlier in the day.

A New Life parishioner acting as a security guard s

40 posted on 12/10/2007 11:09:50 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Hillary Clinton has never done one thing right. She thinks that qualifies her to be President?)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Ahah, she’s not making any pay. She was a volunteer. Yep, not hero here. We are definately deflating the real meaning of hero.

Yikes!


41 posted on 12/10/2007 11:09:52 AM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Talk about your brass ovaries!


42 posted on 12/10/2007 11:10:12 AM PST by papertyger (changing words quickly metastasizes into changing facts -- Ann Coulter)
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To: Publius6961

Our church has volunteer security guards who patrol the building and parking lots during services to prevent theives from stealing stuff from cars. Perhaps a suggestion should be made that those guards be packing as well.

Washington is a “Shall Issue” CCW state. And I do know that many of our members own and shoot firearms...including my pastor.


43 posted on 12/10/2007 11:10:29 AM PST by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: ctdonath2
Her involvement will be spun as “armed guard” instead of “RKBA-exercising parishioner”.

Yep, they'll call her an "armed security guard with a law enforcement background."

The image they want to create is that she was not an ordinary civilian with a CCW.

44 posted on 12/10/2007 11:10:31 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Publius6961
Good shootin', brave, courageous, and bold.
45 posted on 12/10/2007 11:11:02 AM PST by ThePythonicCow (The Greens and Reds steal in fear of freedom and capitalism; Fear arising from a lack of Faith.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
I just saw this elsewhere and celebrated. The more media attention the better, and the more armed guards, the better.

STRONG WORK!!!

46 posted on 12/10/2007 11:11:40 AM PST by MarMema
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To: DoughtyOne

See the original article as well as numerous posts making it clear that this woman was not a paid security guard, just a volunteer.


47 posted on 12/10/2007 11:11:51 AM PST by Redbob
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To: Sloth
I doubty hundreds is an exageration. This is quite some church

Said Boyd, who put the number of people on the church campus at the time as 7,000.

48 posted on 12/10/2007 11:12:13 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Hillary Clinton has never done one thing right. She thinks that qualifies her to be President?)
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To: purpleraine

This was a mega church. SOP


49 posted on 12/10/2007 11:12:14 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

When is her Grand Jury indictment? You know that they will prosecute her.


50 posted on 12/10/2007 11:12:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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