Originally posted by CrikeyMagnet
I did search and found nothing on this, but I've also only heard of this from a single source, as a friend of mine posted this on Facebook.
Seems a significant detail, though, if the only reason so few were hurt was because a legal carrier confronted the shooter? It doesn't fit the crafted narrative of "Guns are Bad, mmmkay?", though, so it's not too surprising.
Here's an important quote from him:
Roberts and Nick clearly saw each other and as Nick lined up the shot, he knew there was a problem, "As I was going down to pull I saw someone in the back of the (shooter) move and I knew if I fired and missed I could hit them".
This guy is a learned and responsible gun owner. How many average people do you know that would have made that decision? I think many would have panicked and started blind-firing at the bad guy, hoping to only hit him.
This whole talk on giving more people guns is ridiculous. It's not all about training, it's about nerves as well. The argument that teachers and others like them should be encouraged to carry is silly. If you can handle a gun with skill, you would have already been gravitating towards the purchase of one.
Also, if this story is true, that guy is pretty cool.