Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Armed Woman Saves Hundreds

Matthew Murray said
You Christians brought this on yourselves. All I want to do is kill and injure as many of you ... as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world

He then went to a missionary training camp and killed two people. After that he drove to the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. He began shooting.

Former police officer Jeanne Assam worked as a volunteer "security guard" at the church. She heard the shots, and located the gunman. Pulling her gun that she was legally allowed to carry, she shot Murray, ending his brief rampage.

This is what happens when responsible citizens are allowed to arm themselves. This woman was able to end what could have been a very bloody attack. Instead we have a very minimal loss of life.

The headlines should read that this woman saved many from injury or death, instead they only read on how a crazy person was able to shoot people. So the shooter, who cowardly takes on the softest targets he can, becomes famous, rather than the person who met the challenge of their lives and took the shooter out.

Something very wrong there. I applaud Jeanne Assam. She is a true American, and a great example of what a single armed responsible person can do.

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