Reality check on what happens in the confusion of a mass shooting: Armed Giffords hero nearly shot wrong man
This is to answer all those gun nuts that claim arming everyone would somehow produce a movie hero ending where the crazy ‘bad guy” is taken out by an armed citizen walking by the street, or in a clasroom, or in a crowded darkened panic filled theater:
Joe Zamudio rushed to the scene and saw a man with a gun — but he wasn’t the shooter
“I came out of that store, I clicked the safety off, and I was ready,” he explained on Fox and Friends. “I had my hand on my gun. I had it in my jacket pocket here. And I came around the corner like this.” Zamudio demonstrated how his shooting hand was wrapped around the weapon, poised to draw and fire. As he rounded the corner, he saw a man holding a gun. “And that’s who I at first thought was the shooter,” Zamudio recalled. “I told him to ‘Drop it, drop it!’”
But the man with the gun wasn’t the shooter. He had wrested the gun away from the shooter. “Had you shot that guy, it would have been a big, fat mess,” the interviewer pointed out.
“I was very lucky. Honestly, it was a matter of seconds. Two, maybe three seconds between when I came through the doorway and when I was laying on top of [the real shooter], holding him down. So, I mean, in that short amount of time I made a lot of really big decisions really fast. … I was really lucky.”
Republicans, you have to remember stuff. You have to read or at least listen to information sources, process information and then come up with a facts based conculsion. Your right wing Chuck Norris wet dreams don’t cut it anymore in a world where one gun totting maniac can kill kindergarden kids and their teachers without straining.