Skip to comments.Pictures of Today's Heroine, Jeanne Assam
Posted on 12/11/2007 5:05:15 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
Jeanne Assam, the security guard who gunned down a gunman as he terrorized worshippers after the Sunday service at New Life Church, talks about the shooting at the church in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a news conference on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Two women died from the shooting at the church, which was one of two church shootings in Colorado on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski
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Bald men are sexy. At least my wife thinks so.
Be not that far from me, for trouble is near; haste Thee to help me. BLAM!
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. BLAM!
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. BLAM!
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. BLAM!
-Saving Private Ryan
You are absolutely right, the other Hero
Larry Bourbonnais, a combat-tested Vietnam veteran, said it was the bravest thing he's ever seen.
Bourbonnais, who was among those shot by a gunman Sunday at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, watched as a security guard, later identified as Jeanne Assam, calmly returned fire and killed the shooter.
*ducking and running for cover*
A twin sister, wow, that is breaking news ... (NOT)
Bourbonnais, 59, had just finished a hamburger in the cafeteria on the sprawling church campus when he heard gunfire, he recalled.
He headed in the direction of the shots as frightened people ran past him looking to escape to safety.
“Where’s the shooter? Where’s the shooter?” Bourbonnais kept yelling, he recalled.
Near an entryway in the church, Bourbonnais came upon the gunman and an armed male church security guard, who was there with his gun drawn but not firing, he said.
Bourbonnais said he pleaded with the armed guard to give him his weapon. “Give me your handgun. I’ve been in combat, and I’m going to take this guy out,” Bourbonnais recalled telling the guard.
“He kept yelling, ‘Get behind me! Get behind me!’ He wouldn’t hand me his weapon, but he wouldn’t do anything.”
There was an additional armed security guard there, another man, who also didn’t fire, Bourbonnais said.
Bourbonnais yelled at the gunman to draw his attention, he said.
“First, I called him ‘Coward,’ then I called him ‘Shead’ “ Bourbonnais said. “I probably shouldn’t have been saying that in church.”
That’s when the shooter pointed one of his guns at Bourbonnais and fired, he said. Bourbonnais ducked behind a hollow, decorative pillar and was hit in the arm by a bullet and fragments of the pillar.
At about that moment, Assam, 42, turned a corner with a drawn handgun, walked toward the gunman and yelled “Surrender!” Bourbonnais said.
....some of the best scenes in that movie, fershur.
He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
God's not talking about making a fashion statement, here. He's calling on us to see to our safety, likely because He knew we would be the target of attacks.
The Breaking news should be that , when Larry Bourbonnais, too the 9mm gun from the killer’s dead hands, he found that the 9mm gun was jammed, a round was stuck... in Larry’s own words. http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2007/dec/11/in-his-own-words-larry-bourbonnais/
Seems Jeanne Assam did have God on her side.
Yeah. There ain't nobody that would target Christians just for being Cristians...
Blame it on the hair stylists.....
I’ve been nagged and I’ve seen them nag women with long hair to cut it....
Because “you’re old, too heavy, too thin, it doesn’t suit your face, it doesn’t suit your lifestyle.”
Believe me when I say, there’s lots of pressure the older you get to ‘look your age.’
Free Republic is the best place to learn about the strange ideas men have and share only with others in the asylum. LOL
Perhaps. Or perhaps they don't want to steal her thunder?
God is still there when only one person is alone with Him. He is always present.
With that in mind, what do you believe is the purpose of Jesus stating that when two or more are gathered, he is there also?
Jeanne Assam...America’s finest!
Let your hair grow and find a good stylist who ‘hears’ you and can give you a good cut and style.
Of course there are. And I can even point to a heck of a lot of (so called) Christians who target other Christians for their own reasons. But this is nothing new. It's the world we live in. Always has been. And it's not going to change.
But many churches today still get along very well without such security. My whole point has been it makes me wonder why the dichotomy? That's all I've asked. Now, let's get on to something else, shall we?
I addressed the issue of church security. I have no intention of turning it into a discussion of religious beliefs.
My whole point has been it makes me wonder why the dichotomy?
Differences in the perceived threat maybe?
That's all I've asked. Now, let's get on to something else, shall we?
What about them Niners?
What about the Packers? That’s coffee talk here; even in Bears land.
I’ll ping you next time...
Though I do remember one Freeperette who tried it alone (not me!) and caught holy hell because the guys didn’t get the irony or joke.
Something about they can do it but we can’t. ;)
We have hormones too and they work...
and we like to look as much if not MORE than men (its a fact). :)
Personally (and this is just me), I don't think a woman should cut her hair. Ever. Or at least not until it bugs you because it gets caught under you when you sit down. =]
Ooooooooo baby baby...
The problem is you can have someone divorced who feels like they are widowed,
someone widowed who feels like they were divorced from a hellacious marriage,
someone single who feels like they were married for years.
someone married who feels like they were single for years.
Titles don’t indicate emotions or behaviors.
And I HATE the term baggage because unless you’re a 12 year old virgin, every human has baggage if they’ve lived and breathed.
Nothing burns my toast quicker than a guy saying “I’ll only date widows because they have less baggage than a divorcee’”
Hellloooo, meet the widder from hell hun ;)
I thought I was the only evil man hater (which is what you’re accused of if you point out the double standard).
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Love it!!!!
First, I called him Coward, then I called him Shead Bourbonnais said. I probably shouldnt have been saying that in church.
God bless you Jeanne!
Those of you talking about her being hot, in calendars, etc. - SHUT UP!!!
She is a Christian lady who deserves a lot more respect than this.
I had to get mine cut when it was mid back because I kept going to the stylist and she’d say—
“What’s this white stuff in your hair?”
“And this brown rock?”
“And this beige gunk?”
“hmmmm, I think that’s wood putty.”
“OK, that does it! It has to come off!”
-perhaps because the Holy Spirit was guiding their decisions....to save them from destruction? This ONE instance where more tragedy was averted is the very thing many on this forum have wished to happen to prove the need for an armed citizenry........perhaps our Creator is still guiding our nation.
It is a pleasant change from the many threads of despair when we all speculated on what would happen IF someone had a gun to protect themselves with. THIS shooting is a real mile marker in the landscape of the sickos with guns killing our children and loved ones trapped in gunfree zones.
Smoochers hunny bunny :)
Brains, beauty, bravery, piety and excellent gun control.
But can she cook?
(Flame suit most definitely ON!)
I’m not trying to “paint you as something you’re not.” I said specifically that surely that was not your intent.
I honestly don’t understand large and even many “old” women having short hair - for beauty, that is (everyone likes the relative ease of short hair). I think large women definitely benefit from long hair. The short cropped seems to emphasize the heaviness of the large face. JMO, generally. (Hope I’m not stepping on anyone’s toes here!) Anyway....
My Mom used to keep my hair cut very short when I was a child....she was busy with 4 kids, so it made sense to her, plus long hair from her POV meant the parents didn’t care enough to take the kid to get their hair cut.
So I always associated short hair with loss of rights and desires.
ANYHOW, the worst haircut I ever had was what I call the “Punishment Cut” for short, old fat women....ya know,
real short on the sides and poofy on top. It’s a standard around these parts. And yes, there are women who do look good in it....
But to me, it screams someone who thinks they’ve lost their right to wear their hair long or in any other feminine, pretty style.
And I agree, it makes a fat face only look rounder and fatter. I called myself Pumpkin Head when I had that cut and saw pictures from that time.
I owe them nothing. Their very chief of police lobbied the legislature like mad to disarm every single person in that building, and the politicians obliged, as you well know. They all have the blood of those children on their hands.
Not at my congregation. It is outside the city limits and most parishioners are hunters and also are concealed carry licensed.
I think that Boyd was simply saying that “she acted as his personal bodyguard” during that incident, not that she in fact *was* his personal bodyguard as her profession.
Seriously, I’m not trying to nitpick. From the context, it sounds like she *may* just have been, to use Boyd’s term “acting” as his bodyguard during that incident, and is therefore a “hero,” not that she was on the church payroll as his personal bodyguard.
She is described as a “volunteer church security guard” — that doesn’t sound like someone on staff as a “personal bodyguard,” frankly.
It’s a minor point, but I’d rather have the truth rather than conjecture.
Doesn't matter. If she says so, you'll be doing the cooking. =]
There, now see? If there was a sensible guy in your life who liked long hair, you wouldn't have this problem, at least not if you didn't want it. =] But of course I guess you're aware of that.
well bless ya for it ;)
Absolutely, some people look great. But I think most rounder women don’t look good with the short cut. It’s hard to describe sometimes - it can vary with the exact style.
That is standard issue about everywhere, as I can tell. Seems few venture into long hair when they’re heavy and/or “old”. Somebody must’ve told them it makes them slim down or younger (maybe “Peter Pan”?) and that’s become common wisdom.
I’ve actually had people say “It’s time she got her hair cut.” Not because her current hair wasn’t pretty, but because, well.... time for her to be punished for getting older, heavier and being born short ;)
She looks to be a bit Lebonese. Who knows about marital status...but she’s one bad momma with a pistol. :)
Al Gore gets the Nobel Peace Prize while this woman did more for the cause of peace in a few minutes than Al Gore has done in his entire life.
my ideal man can fix stuff I can’t and earns enough to pay the electric bill and half the mortgage.
And leaves my stuff alone.
Oh, and will call 911 if I fall off the roof.