Skip to comments.Colorado Heroine May Have Been Legally Prevented from Using Beretta as Security Guard
Posted on 12/16/2007 10:43:41 AM PST by marktwain
Jeanne Assam, the heroine of the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, would likely have been unable to carry the Beretta that she stopped the shooting with if she had been a licensed security guard.
An AP article published on 12 December noted that licensed security guards in Colorado Springs are restricted to the use of revolvers.
As Jeanne Assam was a volunteer parishioner who was performing security guard duties because the church did not want to hire mercenaries, she was almost certainly not affected by the regulations, which only apply to government regulated security guards.
Fortunately, her lack of official status with the state and city allowed her to carry a firearm with sufficient firepower to accomplish the necessary task.
Jeannette had to fire 10 rounds to keep her fellow parishoners safe.
See paost # 80 (I should learn to preview!)
I figured, but I’d lose my FReeper license if I let something like that pass on a gun thread without comment.
I’m partial to my 3.5” Smith 27.
By “performance” I was not referring to accuracy. I was referring to muzzle energy. Stopping power.
She used a weapon she could hit with, to good effect.
Hits with a 9 are better than misses with an elephant gun.
And even if you have a BIG, BIG gun with BIG, BIG bullets, you still need BIG, BIG stones to close the range on a shooter while taking fire and still put him down.
Congratulations to the heroine of this affair.
As in real estate, the 3 most important things are location, location, location. A well placed shot with a .22 beats a poorly placed shot with a .454 Casull. A center of mass shot is the first choice as it presents the largest target. If body armor is encountered, you're left with a head shot or upper leg. The latter is what killed Sean Taylor.
Hey Cowboy she could have just been using an old firearms rule "When in doubt, empty the magazine".
If it was a revolver it probably would have been 6 to 8 shots of 357 into him. "Empty the cylinder"
or a solid faith in a Big God guiding your movement...
We need an open record push for the autopsy photos, let those be the ones that the press gets for the copycats...
I’ve read elsewhere that Jeanne’s firearm was a 9mm. And my impression was he shot himself with his handgun. He had three weapons on him.
I was thinkin’ 12 fps was a little slow...
Tell me more about this upper leg shot.
And here we have the essence of who she is.
She is somebody who did not hesitate to engage the bad guy, even though he had a long arm and she just had a pistol.
Ole shoots a S&W; I thought Sven shot a Ruger.
Morons that don't read, or don't understand, the article/post.
Most definitely. My response was in the context of dispelling the rumor that revolvers were somehow inferior.
While the caliber of the firearm is relevant, and in some cases it is even decisive, the main point is that this was combat.
In combat you have the weapon, but far more important is the caliber of the person who is engaged in combat. Combat, once begun, is usually to the death (or something approximating death).
She was fearless, and was obviously willing to fight to the death.
Her caliber as a warrior was what made the difference. The handgun caliber was secondary. She broke the evil one’s will and kept going as long as it took. Totally heroic.
-—I sure would not want to fire a compensated pistol in dim light.
You would be blinded by the flash.-—
That’s actually not true.
-—Does Sven have to be holding the revolver?-—
Just don’t let get anywhere near any panacakes!
Try it at night
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