Oklahoma WalMart Shooter Stopped by Armed Citizen

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  1. RussP

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    Oklahoma WalMart Shooter Stopped by Armed Citizen

    DUNCAN, Oklahoma – Breaking news this Monday morning after three people were shot and killed in a Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma.

    Police have already issued a statement saying that the shooting took place in the Walmart parking lot. “We can confirm a shooting in Walmart parking lot. One female and one male were deceased in (a) car and one male outside of the car. A handgun was found on scene.”
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    That’s when Helton reported another man walk up to the shooter and point a gun at his head.

    The second man shouted at the gunman to stop. That’s when the gunman pointed his gun at his own head...​
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    More at the link in the title.

    Sometimes it works out this way...
     
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    Gunman killed himself. Win.
     
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    Unfortunately, we can't always count on sacrificial lambs' doing the right thing, and we have to rely on our persuasive powers.
     
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    Is walking up to the shooter and yelling to stop a good idea? The CCWer is lucky the guy was suicidal and didn't want to shoot it out.
     
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    Yet notice precious little was reported in the mainstream news. Gee I wonder why? Same for non gun attacks, they get a day & then move on.
     
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    The CCW part of the story doesn't fit the agenda, the jealous armed spouse who should have never had a gun, or so they say, fits it quite handily. Universal background check and red flag laws.

    It will be added with great glee to the "gun violence" statistics. Maybe if there is a school within a reasonable radius, they can sneak it onto the "school shooting" scorecard as well.
     
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    It could be because the title and facts are misleading. No one except the suspect knows whether the CCW holder stopped him. If his goal (more likely) was a murder suicide of ex-wife, new boyfriend, and himself then the CCW holder did not stop him and just happened to be in a vicinity, making for a good story. If the suspects goal was to further harm other’s uninvolved in the domestic situation (less likely), then perhaps the CCW holder’s presence did make a difference.
     
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    Hey you there! Stop! … yeah good luck with all that. I think Mr good samaritian was lucky.
     
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    I imagine the gun grabbers would argue the shooter would have gotten away and later surrendered peacefully if it weren’t for the armed citizen. That armed citizen increased the death toll by 50%! *eyeroll*
     
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