Once again, armed citizens stop major crimes. 2 escaped cop killers caught by armed citizen!
A scene of both tragedy and heroism unfolded in Texas on Wednesday when cops say a man walked into a sports bar and fatally shot an employee.
But before the suspect could get away, an armed patron of Arlington’s Zona Caliente Sports Bar reportedly drew his own weapon and opened fire on the gunman, killing him.
Cops did not clarify whether a third person who was also injured was a customer or employee of the bar. The person was reportedly injured by shattered glass.
What cops have said, however, is that the quick draw customer may have saved lives.
“[He] prevented further loss of life,” a spokesman for the Arlington Police Department told Dallas News.
Police on Thursday reportedly identified the suspect as 48-year-old James Jones of Grand Prairie.
The customer, who cops say had a licensed to carry a concealed weapon, had been dining with his wife when he saw the initial shooting.
An unnamed person inside a Nashville (TN) sneaker shop went John Wick on three armed robbers last after they made the mistake of charging into the store with guns blazing.
None of the customers or staff of the store were injured in the exchange of gunfire. One of the three robbers was found critically injured outside the back door of the shop by police, and died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The other two suspects arrived at TriStar Centennial Medical Center leaking from fresh holes …
There was a first in Iceland: “Police in Iceland have shot dead a gunman – the first time armed police have killed someone in the country.” Police there are normally NOT armed. (same link) And Icelanders are armed, 90K guns owned by 300K people (same link).
Whoa. For someone who grew up in the Bronx, follows US news, and often carries a concealed handgun because of the first two points this is remarkable. Why is this so? How do they do this? What can we Americans learn from them?
The linked article suggests very low hard drug use, and 97% identify as middle or working class which suggests they don’t have a parasitic economic elite like we do.
Could there be a different, or additional answer? Steve Sailer, one of my favorite alt-right writers, thinks the answer is that it is full of Islanders and has almost no “diversity”.
I’ll go with all of the above.
On Friday I shot guns. Gary and I went pistol shooting with Gary’s former college professor Tom G. and a nephew of Tom’s.
Gun range pictures always feature people’s backs, for safety reasons. That’s my back, I am firing a .22 target pistol. Shooting is a lot of fun, if you’ve never tried it I recommend you add it to your 2017 list of new things to do.
For New Year’s Eve we went to a friend’s home for dinner. They made really good BBQ, we are still feeling stuffed this morning. We got home around 10 pm which is late for us oldsters.