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Tue Jun 28, 2016, 10:12 PM

 

Augusta police: Legally armed bystanders break up Walmart shooting

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Augusta Police say two bystanders, legally armed with handguns, stepped in during a shooting incident at a Walmart in Augusta.

Police say four suspects were taken into custody by police Sunday after allegedly firing gunshots in the parking lot of a Walmart.

The suspects involved were sitting in vehicles parked next to each other when the altercation arose. The occupants of one vehicle fired at the occupants of the other, which resulted in return gunfire.

When the shooting stopped, police said one suspect exited their vehicle to confront the occupants of the other. This is when two bystanders, who were legally carrying, interfered and stopped the incident, police said.

Complete article at: http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/augusta-waterville/augusta-police-bystanders-carrying-legally-prevented-walmart-shooting-from-escalating/257256957

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Reply Augusta police: Legally armed bystanders break up Walmart shooting (Original post)
Just reading posts Jun 2016 OP
Elmergantry Jun 2016 #1
shenmue Jun 2016 #4
Duckhunter935 Jun 2016 #2
Eleanors38 Jun 2016 #6
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2016 #3
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2016 #5
Eleanors38 Jun 2016 #7
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2016 #8
Just reading posts Jun 2016 #11
DonP Jun 2016 #12
Just reading posts Jun 2016 #13
Name removed Jun 2016 #15
DonP Jun 2016 #9
virginia mountainman Jun 2016 #10
linuxman Jun 2016 #14
Kang Colby Jul 2016 #16

Response to Just reading posts (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 10:28 PM

1. Good Guy with a gun

 

We need more of them.

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Response to Elmergantry (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 12:10 AM

4. ...

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Response to Just reading posts (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 10:54 PM

2. That can't happen

 

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:51 AM

6. It DIDN'T happen: No one was killed, so statistically it doesn't show up on controller radar.

 

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Response to Just reading posts (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 11:17 PM

3. I wonder how many resent the fact it didn't degenerate into a confused free-for-all.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 01:41 AM

5. Plenty- and they'll studiously pretend that they never heard of this...

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:52 AM

7. They'll call it an NRAtalkingPoint©, and say it never happened. So there.

 

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:01 AM

8. I don't understand how they resent the absence of bad news and the presence of good news.

It's creepy.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:40 PM

11. It doesn't fit their narrative.

 

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:44 PM

12. Their response to a sharply falling crime rate - "Not fast enough"

 

If we just had fewer guns it would be falling much faster, they're so sure. No evidence of course, but they're positive.

Coupled with their religious meme that "there are no new gun owners".

Well, except in Illinois and Mass, where we have FOID cards and you can actually count all the new gun owners. Like the 2 million new FOID card holders/gun owners in Illinois alone in the last 2 years.

But I'm sure the other 48 states all must have fewer gun owners, right?

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Response to DonP (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:30 PM

13. MA and IL are obviously pro-gun outliers.

 

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Response to Just reading posts (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:47 AM

9. But, but, but, we've been assured that the police will shoot the concealed carriers

 

The responding police are all too stupid and/or confused to be able to tell who the good guys versus the bad guys are and will just deservedly shoot everyone with a gun. ... and it will serve them right for having a "gun in their pants" and/or hands.

Just like every state with concealed carry will be a bloodbath and Georgia, with the "Guns Everywhere" law last year, has deteriorated into a Mad Max wasteland of violence.

Must be true, because both committed gun control fans here on DU told me so and they are always correct.

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Response to Just reading posts (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:07 PM

10. Impossible..

We are told that it NEVER, happens.

You are peddling NRA Talking points®

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Response to Just reading posts (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:15 PM

14. Total BS. Never happened.

 

I've been assured that such an incident will degrade into a multi-directional shootout free-for-all, complete with the good guys whacking each other.

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Response to Just reading posts (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 06:28 PM

16. Gun free zones help facilitate rampage killers.

This incident didn't occur in a GFZ, and surprise, surprise...look at the outcome.




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