svizzerams wrote: Texas Carnie Roadshow wrote:
LechoZX wrote:I'm not posing this question to prove a point about gun control, but generally curious because I can not think of an instance.
Has there ever been a shooting rampage like this stopped in progress by a citizen CCW?
Obviously weapons have a purpose in self defense, such as home defense or a deterrent in cases of assault or petty crime, but bringing down a mass murderer is a whole other scenario. Not even comparable really.
2007, Colorado Springs, shooter was stopped by a church's security guard with a CCW.
Not quite the same, but close.
churches require security guards? My how things are a-changing.
"On Sunday, December 9, 2007, at about 1 p.m. Murray, armed with a semi-automatic rifle and two pistols, entered the foyer of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs and fatally shot two and wounded three others before himself being shot and wounded by Jeanne Assam, a former sworn Colorado police officer and a church member acting as security. Murray then took his own life.
That was apparently the shooter's second church related shooting of the day, as he had killed 2 and wounded 2 just after midnight that morning.
So the real question is, "What the Fuck, Colorado?"
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