News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth.
“Drop the Gun or I’ll Drop You!”
A pregnant pizza driver was being beaten with a rifle by two teens in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday night when a nearby resident, who owned a gun, saw the incident and sprang into action, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
According to police, the driver was delivering a pizza to a home when three people approached her from the rear of the residence. Armed, they demanded her car keys and began beating her with the firearm. Dennis Madaris heard the woman’s screams and went outside with his firearm.
Dennis Madaris recalled pulling out his weapon and telling the suspects, “Drop the gun or I’ll drop you!”
That’s when Madaris said the teens ditched the weapon and took off running.
A 16-year-old boy and girl were later arrested in connection with the attack. They were charged with assault, possession of a firearm and attempt to commit robbery, the station reported.
The pregnant woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Gun-owning pastor who shot, killed would-be carjacker outside Walmart speaks out.
The armed pastor who recently shot and killed a carjacker after opening fire at a Walmart in Washington state, spoke out on Wednesday about the need to protect his family Fox News reported.
“David George, who initially wanted to remain anonymous to maintain the “dignity and integrity” of the Oakville Assembly of God, where he serves as a pastor, came forward after being cleared of wrongdoing, KOMO reported.
George, 47, shot Tim Day, 44, in the parking lot of a Walmart Super-center in Tumwater on Sunday after Day fired shots at the store.
In a news conference Wednesday, George, a concealed carry permit-holder “with significant training in the use of firearms,” said he was inside at the check-out line when he heard gunfire near the back of the store.
He said that “considering mine and the public’s safety in the setting of this large store,” his active shooter training kicked in and he knew how to respond.” (Read More)
George said that his actions on Sunday were “to protect my family and others from the gunman and his display of obvious deadly intent. This is in accordance with both my training as an emergency responder and calling as a pastor, husband, father and grandfather.”
Day, KOMO reported Tuesday, was a convicted felon who was not allowed to have a gun. The man reportedly stole his fiancee’s gun before embarking on his violent rampage.
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