Update on the Walmart Shooting on Sunday

The guy who shot the Walmart gunman breaks his silence. ‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead. He has been cleared of all wrongdoing.

“I carry a firearm for the same reason I carry a first aid bag, hoping never to have to use them but always being prepared nonetheless,” George, 47, said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

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“I acted on Sunday to protect my family and others from the gunman and his display of obvious deadly intent,” George said. “This is in accordance with both my training as an emergency responder and calling as a pastor, husband, father, and grandfather.”

Expect the media to play up the “First Responder” role, but his is a paramedic, not a cop.

This is the story that the media really doesn’t want to talk about. A bad guy with a gun, stopped by a good guy with a gun. In this case a really good guy. Details of the incident are at the link above, or my post from Tuesday.

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Bad Guy With Gun, Good Guy With Gun

This is what the media says never happens. Well it happened. ‘Hero’ customer kills gunman during wild rampage at Tumwater Walmart

The bad guy opened fire in Walmart, then he tried to carjack a car in the parking lot. The 1st guy refused to give up his car, and got shot. When the bad guy turned to a second car, he got stopped. With extreme prejudice.

The suspect then approached a second car and driver – and it was then that Adams saw one of the two armed customers jump into action and shoot the gunman dead.

“Those men who stood up, they are heroes to me,” says Chadwick.

The armed civilian who shot the gunman was later identified as a 47-year-old Oakville man. After shooting the suspect, he immediately grabbed his first aid kit from his car and rendered aid to the victim of the attempted carjacking. The victim was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, in critical condition.

The would-be bad-guy is dead.

This is what concealed carry can do. It isn’t a guarantee, but if you called 911 (assuming they had a car available to respond) help would be minutes away. [Hat tip to The Ultimate Answer to Kings.]

He Ignored a Warning Shot

So he got shot. Parkland woman shoots ‘high’ teen intruder

[The homeowner] woke up when her dogs started barking, heard a scratching sound then saw an intruder down the hallway. She grabbed a handgun and told the [suspect] to stop. When he kept coming, she fired a warning shot through a window but that didn’t deter the teen. She then shot him in the arm and called 911.

The gun-hating Left will count this as a “teen tragically shot,” because the criminal is 16-years-old. The fact that he was committing burglary at the time (and after he got shot kept saying “I am so hi”) will not matter to them. Why clutter the issue with facts?

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Once Again We See Knowing Someone Doesn’t Mean You’re “Safe”

The Left loves to go on about a gun is more likely to “be used against someone you know.” But they say that like it’s a bad thing. Lakewood self-defense apartment shooting injures 1, police say | The News Tribune

A Lakewood man shot a neighbor who was trying to break down the door to his apartment Sunday morning during a dispute, police said.

He knows the guy. They are neighbors. He knows him enough that they were in some kind of dispute. But then the guy went too far, and tried to break down the door.

Self-defense is a human-right, even if you know the guy who is a threat.

“At this point, it looks like a self-defense shooting,” [Lakewood police spokesman Andy] Gildehaus said.

The guy who got shot was in surgery Sunday afternoon. (For previous entries on this topic see the links: An Acquaintance Can Be A Threat, Knowing Someone Doesn’t Mean They Can’t Be a Threat, and An “unwelcome guest”)

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

A Disturbed Person Can Still Be a Threat

Because you can’t know that person’s situation when they are rushing you. Disturbed intruder shot by Kitsap County homeowner | KIRO-TV

The homeowner said he armed himself and went downstairs to investigate after he heard yelling and loud banging on his living and dining room windows. His family was home at the time of the incident.

The homeowner said he yelled at the person outside but received no answer. When he opened the front door, the suspect rounded the corner of the house and charged at the homeowner, pushing him backwards, according to officers.

The homeowner fired 1 shot, but the guy kept coming – for a while. Deputies found him on the front step and took him to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal in the State of Washington

How should a woman respond when a man knocks her to the ground and climbs on top of her? No charges for woman who killed man on side of Interstate 5 | The News Tribune

He was upset with the way she was riding her motorcycle. He boxed her in with his crossover SUV and confronted her on the side of the road.

Jones started a fight with the woman and at some point she head-butted him. Jones then slammed the woman’s head into a jersey barrier and took her to the ground.

As Jones tried to climb on top of her, she shot him in the chest with a handgun. He died at the scene.

She acted in self-defense, and so will not be charged, because self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

An ambush only works if your target isn’t forewarned. Man fatally shot by Eatonville homeowner in return fire has been identified.

So there was some “incident” between one of the 3 people in the car and the homeowner’s son. The threat to “shoot up the house” was issued. So the homeowner armed himself and took position by the front door.

Then 3 people drove up and started shooting into a bedroom of the home.

The homeowner returned fire, striking Smith. He then called 911.

Smith, of Puyallup, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other people in the car, a 31-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, fled and were arrested nearby 20 minutes later.

Self-defense is a human-right.