What’s the best way to stop a mass shooting? Terminate the threat by taking out the horrifically evil person trying to shoot up a public area and kill as many people as possible. If that violence-minded psycho is on the ground thanks to a cop or a good guy with a gun, he can’t wreak havoc, sow mayhem, or inflict evil upon the innocent.
And so the police chief of Greenwood, Indiana praised the 22-year-old “good guy with a gun” who stopped a mass shooter who opened fire in the Greenwood Park Mall food court, putting him down with a legally-carried firearm before he could kill more than the three people he had already shot and killed and two he had injured.
Speaking on that young man who stepped up and protected his fellows despite the dangers of doing so, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said:
“The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began.”
Had no one been there and able to stop the shooter by shooting him, what was a horrific event despite being stopped could have been far, far worse. Police have not yet released the name of the gunman, the armed citizen, or the three victims of the gunman’s rampage.
The Associated Press, giving details on the horrific shooting itself, reported that: Read more