Armed Citizen Prevents Mass Shooting In Mall (VIDEO)

Police say a bystander with a legally owned gun prevented what could have been a mass shooting. Following an argument, a teenager opened fire at a Pennslyvania mall. A brave citizen engaged with the shooter and opened fire, hitting the suspect and causing him to fall to the ground. 

A bystander said the gun-wielding citizen saved lives

“I think that helped a lot. He is a good person, I think. I don’t know what he did before, but at that moment, he is the one that should be – he is a hero.”

Watch the video of the incident here:

Police reported that three men and one woman, including the 16-year-old suspect, were treated for gunshot wounds. Two women were also hurt leaving the mall. No ones injuries were considered life-threatening.

Good Guy With A Gun

What’s incredible isn’t just that this brave citizen prevented massive casualties, but the shooter survived as well.

The reality is that these incidents, while rare, still happen. And oftentimes a police officer is not around.

The recent crime surge in America combined with decreased budgets is putting a strain on our police.

There are times when a law-abiding, legally armed citizen is the only way to prevent tragedy. I think back a few years ago to an incident in a Texas church, where a gunman wielding a shotgun was quickly put down by an armed churchgoer

Imagine if that took place in a state where carrying a weapon was banned? In my opinion, gun bans only protect criminals.

Someone who is intent on breaking the law and doing harm isn’t going to suddenly stop when they see a “No Guns Allowed” sign. 

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Every school shooting takes place in a “Gun Free Zone.”

Now I am not saying we need to arm teachers or anything, but it is a fact that banning guns won’t prevent gun crime.

Chicago has notoriously strict gun control laws, and yet regularly leads the nation in gun violence. 

Of course, there are a lot of other reasons why Chicago has such a crime problem, but you certainly can’t blame loose gun laws for it. 

What The 2nd Amendment Means

I am not a gun person. Never have been, never will be. They give me the willies and I don’t feel comfortable around them.

However, we have the 2nd Amendment in this country, which protects the citizen’s right to keep and bear arms. It is one of our most sacred rights as Americans to have the freedom to arm and protect ourselves.  

I do find it funny that often the same people who want to “Defund the Police” also want to take guns away from citizens. What sort of fantasy world do they live in where they think taking guns away from the good guys will suddenly make everything better? 

The 2nd Amendment is clear, whether you like firearms or not.

Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns for protection? Sound off in the comments.

Hunter Patterson

Hunter Patterson is a writer based in Los Angeles. He loves writing about pop culture, popcorn, and pro wrestling. When he isn't writing, he is working on several creative endeavors. In his free time, he enjoys reading science fiction, perfecting his chili recipe, and exploring Los Angeles' amazing culinary scene.

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