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Pictures of Today's Heroine, Jeanne Assam
Yahoo News ^ | Dec 10,2007

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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; armedcitizen; assam; banglist; courage; graceunderfire; heroine; newlifechurch; respect; rkba
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To: UCANSEE2
“At church, one should not feel the need for security.”

.....and people in high-rise office buildings should not have to worry about planes flying into them...

201 posted on 12/11/2007 9:04:31 AM PST by ALASKA (IT'S NOT ROCKET SURGERY......................Don't just do something, STAND THERE!!!)
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To: Graybeard58

I’ll be waiting forever for Charles Gibson to name her “ABC’s Person of the Week”.


202 posted on 12/11/2007 9:04:49 AM PST by AU72
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To: montag813

Concealed carry wasn’t what you talked about in your first post and that’s not what I addressed. You can blast them all you want about not allowing guns in the classroom, but to accuse the cops of “cowering” is baseless and classless.


203 posted on 12/11/2007 9:04:50 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Got a picture >:>


204 posted on 12/11/2007 9:05:23 AM PST by najida (Will you dance at my birthday party?)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I expect an appearance on Oprah any day now! /NOT


205 posted on 12/11/2007 9:05:58 AM PST by JZelle
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
"I saw him coming through the doors," she told reporters on Monday. "I took cover, and I waited for him to get closer, and I came out of cover and identified myself, and engaged him, and took him down. And that's pretty much it."

"I give the credit to God. And I say that very humbly. God was with me and the whole time I was behind cover -- this has got to be God, because of the firepower that [the gunman] had vs. what I had," Assam said. "I did not run away and I didn't think for a minute to run away, I just knew that I was given the assignment to end this before it got too much worse. I just prayed for the Holy Spirit to guide me."

206 posted on 12/11/2007 9:09:32 AM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
OK, OK lets get off the is her hair too long or too short subject. Save it for when Reality TV airs a Gun-Toten babes makeover show. You know one must be in the works.
207 posted on 12/11/2007 9:09:45 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: najida

Consider me the anti-child: better heard, and not seen.


208 posted on 12/11/2007 9:13:43 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: najida

Consider me the anti-child: better heard, and not seen.


209 posted on 12/11/2007 9:13:43 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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Any word on her weapon of choice ?
210 posted on 12/11/2007 9:18:16 AM PST by svanni
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To: NavyCanDo

I don’t know,
maybe “What Not to Wear” will do a version of
“What Gun to Carry”....

Ya know, a Glock with a Chenel suit and Manolo Blahnik pumps?
A revolver with jeans?

Guns, the new accessory for Spring!


211 posted on 12/11/2007 9:21:40 AM PST by najida (Will you dance at my birthday party?)
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To: NavyCanDo

We weren’t talking about Ms Assam. Just generally. Gets off-topic a bit easily.


212 posted on 12/11/2007 9:22:36 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: najida

Well, of course you can continue to do all that work yourself if you insist. But I’d bug you to wear something to keep the goop out of your long hair. =]


213 posted on 12/11/2007 9:25:27 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: AmericanMade1776
and identified myself

As soon as I saw that phrase, I knew she had law enforcement training, and it was still with her. And, look at those photos! No gloating, no celebrity pretensions, just a quiet sense of having had a job to do and having gotten it done. What a gal!

214 posted on 12/11/2007 9:26:49 AM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: AmericanMade1776
As much as we would love to claim her as a 'native daughter', I believe Sioux Falls is in South Dakota.

May God bless this wonderful woman abundantly, and give her the peace of mind she so richly deserves for having prevented what could have been a massacre.

215 posted on 12/11/2007 9:27:50 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Oberon

LOL!
Yeah, I kept getting baseball caps from concerned friends (but they fell off or were hot).


216 posted on 12/11/2007 9:33:54 AM PST by najida (Will you dance at my birthday party?)
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To: svanni
Any word on her weapon of choice ?

My guess, as she is a former LEO, it would be either be a Glock or Sig Sauer in .40 or .45

217 posted on 12/11/2007 9:41:14 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping.


218 posted on 12/11/2007 9:46:27 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Duncan Hunter / Alan Keyes '08 ... Jeanne Assam for Homeland Security)
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To: najida
We have hormones too and they work

Of that, we men have no doubt.

219 posted on 12/11/2007 9:51:23 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

:)


220 posted on 12/11/2007 9:56:04 AM PST by najida (Will you dance at my birthday party?)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Beautiful as an angel AND courageous as a lioness!

222 posted on 12/11/2007 10:00:23 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE true conservative candidate.)
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To: bcsco
God's commission to His church on earth was to go forth and baptizing the world into His family of believers; not being a good Samaritan. Being that good Samaritan is part of it, sure, but it's not to be the focus.

On the other hand, how are you going to bring troubled people to God and baptize them if you don't let them in the church because you don't want to hire security? Do you see where your position logically leads? Do only happy, well-balanced, safe people get to go to church? With that doctrine you start having to exclude people from a church service because they're alcoholics or former drug addicts or other types of sinners. That is surely not what Jesus, Who dined with sinners, wanted us to do.

223 posted on 12/11/2007 10:11:08 AM PST by Fairview (Taxes? I paid those -last- year!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I agree with you, older women are lovely with long hair, especially if they sweep the hair up into a chignon or French twist on formal occasions or when they want it out of the way. But we can’t all have beautiful long thick hair when we are in our seventies.


224 posted on 12/11/2007 10:14:01 AM PST by Fairview (Taxes? I paid those -last- year!)
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To: sandyeggo

Cool. I appreciate the link.


225 posted on 12/11/2007 10:34:55 AM PST by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Hope she can find a police job as she has proven herself.
I was curious as to why she is no longer a police officer so a google search indicates she was fired from Minneapolis police department for lying about swearing at a bus driver during an incident. I hope we’ll find out later that the bus driver was a jerk and even if she swore at him, she no doubt did her job well.

But...she wasn’t politically correct so out she went. No doubt her replacement is 1/2 her quality but doesn’t swear.


226 posted on 12/11/2007 10:54:33 AM PST by Joan Kerrey (Believe nothing of what you hear or read and half of what you see.)
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To: Fairview

True! But they could buy the long wig instead of the short. ;-)


227 posted on 12/11/2007 10:55:41 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Just looking at her, I notice two things.

(a) She is pretty
(b) She doesn’t seem to like to wear expensive clothes.

In other words, she would be the perfect wife.


228 posted on 12/11/2007 11:43:48 AM PST by murdoog
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To: Faith-Hope
Men and women are doing this everyday and night somewhere to give us our freedoms. For this we should be thankful.

Can you document this? I've been watching the TODAY Show, and they haven't said anything about it. :)

229 posted on 12/11/2007 11:49:33 AM PST by gundog
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To: najida
Most hairstylists have the crappiest hair imaginable. Now Hitchcock knew what looked good on women and the chignon always worked wonders.
230 posted on 12/11/2007 11:56:29 AM PST by eleni121 ((+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"It seemed like it was me, the gunman, and God," said Jeanne Assam, describing her feelings as she confronted a man who charged into her Colorado Springs church Sunday firing a weapon.

And God said, "Drop that SOB."

231 posted on 12/11/2007 12:08:49 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Columbia = Ayatollah U.)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

She is 42 years old.


232 posted on 12/11/2007 12:12:01 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: AmericanMade1776

What I don’t understand is what this incident has to do with somebody’s mom’s hairdo?!


233 posted on 12/11/2007 12:13:58 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Yeah, and that lousy police department fired her. I bet today she’ll receive lots of offers after taking the perp down. Maybe, he did kill himself...but she hit him a number of times even with his protective gear...knocked him off his feet warned him to stop...and proceeded to fire.


234 posted on 12/11/2007 12:17:49 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Oberon

Oh yeah. Hot chicks w/ guns always does it ;-).


235 posted on 12/11/2007 12:56:07 PM PST by sauropod (Welcome to O'Malleyland. What's in your wallet?)
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To: Lloyd227
In my nearly 50 years of observation, I've come to the conclusion that the hair is like a fishing lure and it stays only long enough for them to lock in the mate the intend to stay with.

The moment ladies are comfortable with their choice and convinced that the game has been won, the hair is the first thing to go.

So, it's not necessarily got anything to do with hitting the age of 30 so much as having the fish in the net.

Truer words were never spoken.

236 posted on 12/11/2007 12:58:46 PM PST by sauropod (Welcome to O'Malleyland. What's in your wallet?)
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To: Joan Kerrey

Think she lied about not swearing, and was contradicted by a videotape. The phrase was something issues of “truthfulness” were the basis for the firing.

If that was the case, it seems rather harsh unless it was a culmination of other issues. She was understandably reluctant to discuss her former law enforcement career.

Still, I don’t want to detract from what she did. She was magnificent.


237 posted on 12/11/2007 12:59:09 PM PST by YankeeGirl
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To: sauropod
Oh yeah. Hot chicks w/ guns always does it ;-).

Meh. If she had a face like an old boot she'd still be aces in my book. Courage and resolve like she demonstrated are scarce commodities.

238 posted on 12/11/2007 1:23:04 PM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: nutmeg; Calpernia; neverdem; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

she was in the right place at the right time and saved many lives.

is colorado a conceal and carry state? it seemed she was the only one in the church with a gun.

it sounds like NJ, a retired or ex-cop can get permission to carry if they have a reason.


239 posted on 12/11/2007 1:41:09 PM PST by Coleus (Happy Chanukah)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Jeanne Assam, the security guard who shot and killed an attacker...

Yessssssssss!

240 posted on 12/11/2007 2:50:49 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two -- the 16th and 17th Amendments! Sink LOST!)
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To: Oberon

I’m afraid I live too far away to be suitable for this awesome babe!


241 posted on 12/11/2007 2:51:41 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two -- the 16th and 17th Amendments! Sink LOST!)
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To: american_ranger
Yes, she was a cop at one time but the press wants to portray her as a “security guard” thus implying that we “private citizens” should not attempt this.

I h8 the media!

242 posted on 12/11/2007 2:54:22 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two -- the 16th and 17th Amendments! Sink LOST!)
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To: Revolting cat!
, Revolting cat! wrote: What I don’t understand is what this incident has to do with somebody’s mom’s hairdo?!

That's because this incident has nothing to do with somebody's mom's hairdo... at all! We just digress sometimes.

243 posted on 12/11/2007 3:19:02 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Oberon

Quite true.

An unfound jewel for an unmarried Christian man.

I wish her much future success and happiness.


244 posted on 12/11/2007 4:39:29 PM PST by sauropod (Welcome to O'Malleyland. What's in your wallet?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
SINGLE always in the past (pre-PC) MEANT NEVER married. That was understood.

"Single", to my mind, means eligible for marriage. In places and times where a divorcée is not allowed to remarry, such a person is not single; where and when remarriage is allowed, the person is.

245 posted on 12/11/2007 11:24:35 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: supercat

Nope, not in the “old days” (which wasn’t that long ago). It’s only the last 15 maybe 20 years everyone is abusing the meaning.


246 posted on 12/12/2007 6:27:40 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Jeanne Lenore Assam is from a small town in South Dakota called Brandon Valley.. this is where she attended high school... Brand Valley High... the web page is www.bvhs84.org. She was very well liked there.. and extremely athletic.. I remember she used to like to wear Jordache clothing and she has a twin sister Jennifer who still lives back there.


247 posted on 12/14/2007 10:50:24 AM PST by onefunnyguy
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To: onefunnyguy

Funny how the nearest ‘big’ town will claim someone who does well...or was it just the journalist who couldn’t find the smaller town on their pocket road atlas?


248 posted on 12/14/2007 12:33:45 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

bttt


249 posted on 12/18/2012 10:45:46 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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