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.
Carjacker Meets Armed Citizens Buying Ammo
After shooting at a 16-year-old in a car, an alleged Washington carjacker rushed into a Tumwater Walmart to get more ammunition. It eventually ended with two concealed carriers taking the suspect down.
Recently released video shows Tim Day shooting through the front windshield of the car Danner Barton was driving. The shot nicked Barton’s thumb.
Shortly later, surveillance video shows Day running through a Walmart, pushing bystanders aside. Day rushes to the outdoor section, where he is seen shooting at the locked ammunition case and stealing ammunition. After reloading his handgun, Day then runs out of the store, pointing his gun at customers. However, Day didn’t shoot anyone in the store. Instead, Day runs outside and tries to carjack multiple vehicles. According to King 5 News, police claim Day was responsible for several carjacking on June 17, the day of the incident.
Armed Citizen Kills Washington Carjacker
While Day showed obvious disregard for both the lives and laws of man, two armed citizens proved, once again, that the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
Immediately after Day left the store, he continued his spree. He eventually shot and wounded one of the victims whose car he was trying to steal. That’s when two men confronted Day in the parking lot with their own handguns. During the confrontation, one of the men shot and killed Day.
While the armed citizen did not want to be identified, police said that the 47-year-old from Oakville was a pastor, medic and volunteer firefighter. Police also said that Day had a history of crimes involving drugs and weapons, and that they believed Day was high on the day of the incidents and had mental issues.
Concealed Carrier Ends Sexual Assault
We often talk about the “good guy with a gun” as being the way to stop a whole lot of crimes in their tracks. Meanwhile, anti-gunners pretend the good guy with a gun is a myth and little more. Of course, we know that’s untrue and have plenty of examples otherwise.
However, we now have one more. This time, the good guy with a gun also put an end to a #MeToo moment.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, a man who was nearby stepped in with his gun to help. Deputies said he had a concealed-carry license and did the right thing.
According to the incident report, the assault happened Tuesday around 6 p.m. at the Walmart on County Road 220. In a Facebook post, the women explained she thought the teen wanted to help her with groceries, but as he approached he told her, “I want you to have sex with me. I’ve got a knife in my pocket.”
When she saw a man walking by the aisle, she yelled for help, the Sheriff’s Office said. News4Jax spoke with that man, who wished to remain anonymous.
You never know when something bad is going to go down. As I’ve said before, we good guys don’t have the initiative. The bad guys always get that because they pick the time and the place of the crime.
All we can do is respond…
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