Everybody knows what happens when a crazed shooter goes into a crowded Gun-Free zone and starts taking lives, as we saw after the recent mayhem in Orlando.
But what happens when a licensed gun owner uses a weapon to prevent mass murder?
The answer to that question comes from a post at the 2nd Amendment news site Bearing Arms:
This past Sunday, exactly two weeks to the day after the Pulse attack, there was a mass shooting outside a night club in South Carolina. I’m sure you haven’t heard about it, and for two good reasons. The first reason is that the attempted murderer was unsuccessful in killing any of his victims. The second reason is because the attempted murderer was stopped by a concealed carrier at the club drawing his weapon and putting a bullet into the bad guy.
Shots rang out at the Playoffz nightclub at 105 B Little Mountain Road before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to an incident report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies believe Thompson got into an argument with another man and began firing into a crowd of people outside the club, Lt. Kevin Bobo, a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said in an email.
Three people were shot. Another man who was shot at returned fire with his own handgun and struck Thompson in the leg, he said.
He acted in self-defense and has a concealed weapons permit, so he’s not being charged, Bobo said.
Thompson is facing four counts of attempted murder, and one of the people he shot—a mother of three—is still in the hospital as doctors attempt to try to figure out how or even if they can safely extract the bullet lodged in her pelvic area.
It probably won’t surprise anyone that Thompson has a criminal record dating back to 2003, and that he’s a felon who has used a gun illegally before.
Those who object to mixing guns and alcohol may well have a point, though it’s been a long time since there was a full-scale shootout at a saloon, except in some cowboy movies. But the different results in South Carolina and in Orlando carry a strong message, according to writers at Bearing Arms.
Laws that disarm law-abiding citizens create killing zones for the monsters and predators lurking among us. 96.2-percent of all mass murders happen in so-called gun free zones because people who want to cause as much carnage as possible prefer to rampage unopposed.
It’s time to stop listening to anti-liberty Democrats who want to use fear to strip Americans of their core civil rights, and start pushing for laws that turn law-abiding citizens into easy targets.
The unnamed concealed carrier in Lyman, South Carolina stopped a criminal shooting into a crowd at a club by putting a bullet into him.
That doesn’t serve the narrative proposed by progressive Democrats and their allies in the media, however, so they’ll do the best they can to keep this story of an armed citizen shooting a gunman to stop an attack at a night club as quiet as they can.
What do you think about the different outcomes when victims are unarmed compared to when someone shoots back?