Here’s another classic case of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun, brought to you by the same state which has given us the largest gun control push in recent memory.
On Saturday, a peace rally packed with children in Titusville, Florida came to an abrupt end when the sounds of gun shots sent attendees running for their lives. The mass shooting also came to an early end, however, after a bystander used his own firearm to shoot the offender in the head.
The bystander was a concealed carrier.
Footage of the shooting was captured by a man named Dwight Harvey, who was the DJ for the event. He gave his account of what happened during an interview with local media.
“They started shooting,” Harvey told broadcaster WFTV. “The bounce houses were full of kids, and they started shooting right under the tree.”
Police officers say the bystander who shot the gunman was legally allowed to carry the firearm he used. Authorities say he has been fully cooperative with the investigation, and is not being charged with any crime at this time.
We are extremely grateful that nobody else was injured in this incident,” Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said. “This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park. This could have been so much worse.”
The “Peace for the City” event was put on by family members of Tony Butler, who was murdered in July. The event was held to promote non-violence as a whole.
This is another one of those stories that will likely fail to gain any mainstream media attention whatsoever. While a gun was used to commit violence, another gun was used to swiftly end it. If the fantasies of David Hogg and other prominent gun-grabbers were realized, the only firearm that would have been missing in this scenario would have been the one that shot this would-be murderer in the head.
Based on what we know so far, the bystander who took the initiative to ensure innocent children weren’t slain in broad daylight is a hero, and should be celebrated as one.
~ Firearm Daily