Numerous Times When Armed Civilians Have Stopped Bad Guys and Saved Lives

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    In all their irrational railing against the commonsense idea of arming some teachers, liberals ignore the fact that there have been numerous times when armed citizens have intervened to stop bad guys and save lives. They also ignore the fact that would-be shooters naturally avoid facilities where they know that some of the people inside are armed.

    11 times a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy, saving lives - Photos - Washington Times

    Texas church shooting not the first time a good guy with gun takes down mass shooter

    To Stop Mass School Shootings, Fight Fire With Fire By Arming Teachers

    20 Times Bad Guys Were Stopped by Armed Citizens in 2016 | Breitbart

    A few excerpts from these articles:

    The armed civilian who used his assault rifle to stop Sunday’s mass murder of 26 Texas churchgoers has been hailed, rightly, as a hero, but Stephen Willeford is hardly unique. A number of armed American citizens have also used their firearms to stop or limit mass killings.

    In 2007, former cop and volunteer security worker, Jeanne Assam, saved the day at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Thousands of people were exiting from Sunday mass that day as the shooter opened fire. However, Assam ran toward the line of fire, killing the shooter and saving countless lives.

    Alton Nolen of Moore, Okla., was charged with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a Vaughan Foods worker. His rampage was halted by Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy and the company’s chief operating officer, who used his personal firearm to wound Nolen.

    On March 12, a concealed carry permit holder shot and killed a man who was allegedly swinging a hatchet at customers and a store clerk in a Seattle-area 7-Eleven. According to Q13 Fox, the “store clerk says the masked man entered the store and immediately started swinging a hatchet toward a customer — then he turned his sights on the clerk.” The clerk was struck in the stomach and suffered “minor injuries” before the attack was stopped by an armed customer who shot the suspect. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

    On April 28, an 80-year-old woman shot and killed a man who allegedly stabbed her husband and invaded their home. The incident occurred in Sultan, Washington, around 8:30 pm. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office told Fox 8 that the 25-year-old intruder entered the home and stabbed the husband “multiple times in the abdomen.” The wife shot the intruder, who died on scene. The husband was in stable condition.
     
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    Citizens actually using firearms to protect their lives doesn't satisfy the narrative of the left's ultimate goal of door-to-door firearms confiscation. That's why we seldom hear about the thousands of cases where citizens successfully defend themselves or their families against armed criminals.
     
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    I'm tired of it all. Let it start.
     
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    You seem to ignore the fact that the vast majority of teachers think its a colossally retarded idea to arm teachers.
     
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    I hear ya. This country is way overdue for a cleaning of the gene pool.

    Just let let me get the hell out of the way first. :laugh:
     
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    Bet they wouldn't feel that way if they and their students are in mortal danger.
     
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    Bet they would. Thats why they said it was stupid.
     
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    You know, when I was reading your post, I thought what if teachers were carrying and the shooter thought there was a good chance he might be shot while trying to mow down kids? Just the thought might make him think twice before concocting this plan in the first place. Right now everyone knows a school is a very soft target. What if everyone knew that there most likely 30+ people in that school armed and waiting for him?
     
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    Talked to them all huh, liar?
     
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    I only talked to 5 of them. However, I can read unlike you monkey.
     

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