A Dozen Times Good Guys With Guns Stopped A Massacre

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A man armed with a rifle walked into the First Baptist Church of Southerland Springs, Texas, Nov. 5 and killed 26 congregants, fleeing in an SUV after exchanging shots with a church neighbor.

The neighbor, retired NRA instructor Stephen Willeford, and Johnnie Langendorff have been named heroes after the tragedy. Willeford shot the gunman and caused him to flee, while Langendorff drove his truck about 95 miles per hour in a high speed chase to catch the killer.

In honor of the Texas heroes and the 2nd amendment that secures the right for good people to carry guns, The Daily Caller News Foundation has compiled a list of a 11 other times in the past decade where a tragedy was cut short or wholly averted because of good people with guns.

Some of the following were originally gathered by Eugene Volokh for his column in The Washington Post:

July 2017 – A politically motivated gunman attempted to massacre Republican congressman during a congressional baseball practice. He struck four people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Congressional police attending the practice because of Scalise returned fire, pinning the shooter down until officers from the Alexandria Police Department arrived, eventually killing the shooter.

September 2017 – An immigrant shot and killed a woman walking to her car in a church parking lot after the service. He entered the church where 22-year-old Robert Engle confronted the killer. Engle fought the gunman, suffering a blow to the head. The gunman, however, accidentally shot himself in the chest during the brawl. Engle, permitted to carry a pistol, retrieved his gun from his car and held the shooter until police arrived.

May 2015 – Two gunman targeted a “Draw The Prophet” event in Texas where local artists were drawing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed. An off-duty traffic officer working security for the event saw the would-be killers pull up in a black van, and he got out of his police cruiser to investigate. The two gunman then exited their van and opened fire. The traffic cop answered with his handgun, killing both assailants.

April 2015 – An gunman fired into a crowd in Chicago’s Logan Square. An Uber driver with a concealed-carry permit drew his pistol and shot the assailant six times, knocking him down and ending the threat.

March 2015 – An argument in a Philadelphia barbershop escalated until one man pulled a gun and began firing wildly. Another man with a concealed-carry permit brought out his own weapon, shooting and killing the attacker.

July 2014 – A psychiatric patient entered a “gun-free” hospital alongside his case worker. The patient had an appointment to see Dr. Lee Silverman, his psychiatrist. After arguing in the doctor’s office, the patient took out a gun and began firing, trying to kill Silverman. The attacker killed his case worker instead, only grazing the doctor. Silverman took out his own gun, shooting and incapacitating his patient.

September 2012 – A man in a Plymouth, Penn., bar, angry at being kicked out, took out a gun and began shooting, killing one and wounding another. He then trained his gun on others when bar patron Mark Ktytor, who has a concealed-carry permit, took out his gun and shot the attacker several times, dropping him.

March 2012 – A man armed with a shotgun kicked open the doors to a church in South Carolina. Before any shots were fired, the pastor’s grandson, Aaron Guyton, pulled his gun on the man and held him at gunpoint while several other parishioners disarmed him. Guyton has a concealed-carry permit.

May 2009 – Two armed robbers broke into an apartment filled with 10 people attending a party. The gunmen made everyone lie on the floor while they striped people of their valuables. The accomplices then took two women into a back room where one of the armed me intended to rape and kill them, and then the rest of the hostages. One of the partygoers, Marine Sean Barber who was participating in a military program for Marines to attend college, retrieved a gun he had hidden in the apartment. Barber shot one robber, who fled. Barber then went to the bedroom where the other robber was about to rape the women, shot the man and chased him out of the apartment, where he later died of his injuries.

May 2008 – A man killed two people in a bar in Winnemucca, Nev. When he stopped firing to reload his weapon, a concealed carry permit holding patron shot and killed him.

December 2007 – A disgruntled man entered a church in Arvada, Colo.,, and proceeded to kill four people before being shot himself by volunteer church security guard Jeanne Assam. The man committed suicide after Assam hit him multiple times.

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  • landy fincannon

    Registration has always led to confiscation and permission is absolute infringement

    • NonYo Business

      Tell that to the slaves. They are all convinced that its Guns that kill people.

      • Workstillbroke

        Hell, now days, a properly placed insult could kill some of these snowflakes

      • I suppose that you meant “it’s” when you wrote “its”?

    • Anything is infringement where complete liberty is claimed.

    • uncommon sense

      In other news, I have been banned by DisInfoWars for calling Trump a
      RINO. Can’t wait for these snowflake shills at DisInfoWars to post up another article
      crying about censorship, post deletions, and user bans by Facebook, YouTube
      and Twitter for “going against their narrative.”



      • landy fincannon

        Damn, little sissy boys. I’ve had a few removed and two marked as spam for posting a link to the CFR roster page. I’ll be next.

        Are you going to post under a different account ir do they block your ISP# ?

        • uncommon sense

          I haven’t tried posting as a guest, but my guess it’s a total ban, because I’ve called them out on being hypocrite shills for quite some time now.

        • uncommon sense

          Well, it appears they did in fact ban me from posting as a guest too.

          • landy fincannon

            Well, you’re certainly not the only trashes trump, so they took it personal when you pointed out their hypocrisy

          • uncommon sense

            Yeah, I called them out for deleting the Police State News and Constitution News sections the moment Jones dove in the tank for Trump during the primaries too.

            But when they run an article by a senile Pat Buchanan (the guy used to be good to go) railing about RINOs in government without acknowledging that the ultimate RINO is president, that’s just ridiculous.

            I think Clank McGiver was banned too. He’s been quiet.

            And there isn’t even an option to contact DisInfoWars moderators for anything either. So while these hypocrites cry about Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube censorship/bans, at least those sites have ways to contact them to find out WTF.

            Nope, DisInfoWars SJW cowards just delete posts, ban users, and shut the door when you dare criticize Dear Leader.

            DisInfoWars has begun the Night of the Long Knives to protect Dear Leader’s internet rep.

        • gazoo3

          See above.

        • LMAO

          When they ban u from Zero Hedge they go all out, can’t even get in on my family’s computers under their names.
          WTF with that? Even using a VPN.
          Think i really hit a nerve about media ownership & people working both sides.

          • landy fincannon

            That’ll do it every time. You’re not supposed to report from behind the curtain.
            Keep taking the arrows my friend

      • gazoo3

        All you gotta do is get a free IPN blocking application. I use one called X-VPN

        • uncommon sense

          Much obliged, friend.

          • gazoo3

            10-4 fellow patriot. It may not be IW that’s doing it because the block usually goes away after a day.

          • uncommon sense

            Oh no, it was definitely DisInfoWars. The ban notice even says “we are unable to post your comment as you have been banned by infowars.”

            Thou shall not criticize Dear Leader on his ministry of propaganda.

          • gazoo3

            I got the same message.

  • Limiting it to 11 seems to be a vast exercise of laziness.

  • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

    “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.”~ Robert A. Heinlein