Since no crisis can be allowed to go to waste, never expect the media to do anything other than demand more gun control legislation any time a whacko (or a patsy) kills people with a gun. Case in point: on Tuesday night, a complete idiot walked into a Portland, Oregon mall, and began firing. Obviously the shooter, Jacob Roberts,was an imbecile to start with, since he managed to kill only two people before turning a gun on himself, but that’s not the whole story.
As it turns out, 22-year-old Nick Meli was at the mall, and walking with his friend and their friend’s son. Nick said: “I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, ‘are you serious?'” Nick then directed his friend to a safe location and took up a position behind a pillar away from the shooter.
The anti-gun types would suggest that this man call the police and watch the shooter kill a dozen or more people until the cops finally showed up. Nick had other ideas. Being a legal Concealed Carry permit holder in the State of Oregon, Nick determined that he should try to prevent more deaths. He said: “[The shooter] was working on his rifle, he kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side,” as the shooter dealt with a jammed gun.
Nick drew down on the shooter as they made eye contact, and Nick prepared to fire. However, he determined (like any conscious firearms owner should) that there were other people behind Roberts, and his shot was not safe.
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