Mass Shooting Thwarted

Think the Socialist Gun Grabbers will mention This?

 While people like Piers Morgan, Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein continue to  push fear-mongering over guns, a recent story makes the point that guns are not  evil, but rather a good deterrent to evil.  This couldn’t be more apparent than  at a recent party that took place in Arizona, where a citizen who was carrying  his weapon probably saved everyone at the party from a gunman with a rifle. 

10-things-not-to-do-when-carrying-concealedA  27-year-old man got into an argument at with some party goers.  After a time,  the man was asked to leave, and he did.

A short while later he returned.  Armed with a rifle, he began firing off  shots outside the home.

What happened next is reported by AZ Central:

The man pointed the rifle at partygoers and a 39-year-old partygoer  pulled out a handgun and shot the 27 year old before police arrived, Glendale  Police Department spokeswoman Officer Tracey Breeden said. The shooter did not  try to leave and waited for officers to arrive.

The shooter has been cooperative with investigators, she said. He was  questioned and released by detectives.

“This is standard procedure under these type of circumstances,” Breeden  said. “Information and evidence detectives have gathered leads them to believe  the 27-year-old was not only firing his rifle, endangering partygoers, but also  pointed the weapon at other partygoers, endangering them, prior to the  39-year-old displaying a weapon and shooting the 27-year-old.”

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, Breeden  said.

It almost makes me want to ask each party goer that was there, the same  question that INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble asked and that is  would you rather live in an area that has gun prohibition or one that allows  law  abiding citizens to carry their weapons lawfully?

Now consider that nothing states that alcohol was involved, but story also  indicates the party took place at a private residence.

I mention this because in many states concealed carry permit holders are not  allowed to carry their weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol and bars, not  because the owners have a problem with it, but because the state does.

When my wife and I completed our concealed carry course, I asked why firearms  were not allowed in such places.  The response was, “Alcohol and guns don’t  mix.”

Now I presume alcohol was at this party, but I could be wrong.  However,  whether or not it was there or not is part of the point.  Here was a young man  that didn’t care what the law was and came armed with a rifle to the party  after  being told to leave.

Fortunately, the 39-year-old had enough sense to maintain his right to keep  and bear arms and was able to stop the 27-year-old.

The same could be said of bars and restaurants.  The issue is not a mixture  of alcohol and firearms; it really isn’t.  The issue is someone that respects  the use of a firearms and has a moral compass on when to use it.  Obviously the  27-year-old criminal in this case didn’t have either.  I say, “Well done” to  the  gentleman that stopped him!

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