Uh….looks like a bunch of pictures of happy people with their dogs. WTF, Buzzfeed?
In India you’re not.
1. The Pearl High School shooting: In this case, a 16-year-old who’d killed two people and wounded seven was subdued by an assistant principal who retrieved a handgun from his truck. However, the shooting may have already been over when the assistant principal arrived. And he wasn’t an ordinary civilian: He was an Army reservist. All this is explained in issue of People whose image is in Broderick’s post. However, his sole link goes to David Horowitz’s Frontpage Mag (motto: “Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out”). 2. The Parker Middle School dance shooting: Another case where a teenaged shooter may have already finished his rampage, which killed one person and wounded three, when an armed adult showed up. Yet Broderick says definitively that the shooting “was ended” when a man with a shotgun intervened. 3. The Appalachian School of Law shooting: Another deadly incident in which trained law-enforcement personnel stepped in. From a New York Times article Broderick links to: Mr. Odighizuwa was subdued by three law students who were experienced police officers, the authorities said. ”We’re trained to run into the situation instead away from it,” said one of the three, Mikael Gross, 34, of Charlotte, N.C., who ran to his car for his bulletproof vest and service pistol before tackling the suspect. Though the article notes that Gross grabbed his service pistol, Broderick vaguely describes it as a “personally owned firearm,” suggesting that he carried it for personal use. 4. The New Life Church shooting: Broderick makes it sound like this shooting, which killed two people and wounded three, was stopped by “a former police officer” who just happened to be at church that day. In fact, she was a church security officer. 5. The Trolley Square shooting: Yet another incident where a off-duty cop got involved. The officer who confronted the shooter during this Salt Lake City shooting was “well-trained for such an event,” according to the local news article Broderick cites. 6. The Golden Market shooting: “The details are murky,” writes Broderick, “but according to reports, a man entered a Golden Market in Virginia in 2009 and began firing a gun.” The “reports” he links to are a breathless post on AmmoLand and a pro-gun op-ed in the Collegiate Times. The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s account of the incident makes it sound like a botched robbery, not a thwarted mass shooting. 7. The New York Mills AT&T store shooting: A good example of a planned mass shooting being averted—by a cop. In this 2010 incident, a 79-year-old man with a handgun walked into an AT&T store, wounded one employee and apparently planned to kill several others whose names were on a list in his pocket. An off-duty police officer who was in the store shot and killed the shooter. 8. The Clackamas Town Center shooting: Nick Meli, an off-duty security guard, drew his concealed handgun on the shooter during this 2012 rampage that left three dead at an Oregon mall. Broderick doesn’t mention that Meli was a guard, but asserts that shooter Jacob Roberts “retreated” after seeing Meli produce his weapon, which he did not fire for fear of hitting a bystander. It’s not clear if Meli affected the outcome of the incident, which ended with Roberts killing himself. After a 926-page investigative report on the shooting was released, a sheriff’s spokesman told The Oregonian, “We have no information that the suspect’s—Roberts’—actions were ever influenced by anything Mr. Meli did. But I also can’t deny it.” 9. The San Antonio Theater shooting: In December 2012, a 19-year old opened fire at a San Antonio restaurant where he and his ex-girlfriend worked. He then shot at a police car and headed into an adjacent cinema, where he wounded one person. He was pursued and wounded by a security guard who was an off-duty sheriff. Breitbart described it as a would-be “mass shooting,” and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze suggested that the suspect had intended to shoot up a crowded theater. Yet the shooting appears to have been sparked by the breakup and it’s unclear how many people the suspect intended to kill. Broderick doesn’t acknowledge this uncertainty, adding more fodder to the questionable premise that more “good guys with guns” can stop the next mass shooting before it happens.
Bull. In many of these shootings, it is unclear if the rampage was already over or not when the “good guy with a gun” came on the scene. No definition of “mass shooting”, no definition of the role of the person responding (civilian, cop, military, reservist). No definition of anything. This is unscientific, biased, inaccurate BS.
Everyone, sing it with me! Correlation does not equal causation, idiot!
The fact that a complete loon and unrepentant jack-ass like Rand Paul can get elected to the US Senate speaks volumes about where this country is headed.
I have no idea who any of these people are, and have a sneaky suspicion that it doesn’t make a goddamn bit of difference. Do people really watch this much tee-vee?
Dead on. Thank you.
Wow. Pretty underwhelming
That is the ultimate white guy dance
Is that a jar of steroids he’s holding in he last shot?
I have no idea what that woman looks like. Does anyone?
He has the physique of an independent truck driver
Not enough yoga pants
It’s funny when you consider that there is no God, no Jesus, no heaven, and no eternal salvation.
Sadly, I’m at an age where the bacon is more appealing. I wouldn’t have to buy it dinner and drinks, make small talk, pretend to be interested in her life story, then deal with the awkward day after and hungover breakfast. I would just eat it…on some wheat toast…with fresh lettuce and tomato and some homemade mayo. Who loves you, baby?
Apropos of nothing. Thanks for the stupid comment
Hope she never wears battleship grey. Drunken sailors will try and board her
Idiot. Nowhere in Guatemala looks like that.
Awesome. Congrats everyone, and great work.
God…so scrawny, so sinewy. Who the fuck thinks this is attractive? (I mean besides a bunch of gay dudes)
Risked going to the The Blaze website just to see some video of this idiot. Not only do I feel like a need a shower after being on The Blaze, but I also wish I had those 7 minutes of my life back. For anyone thinking about clicking through, don’t bother. It’s just a batshit crazy goober with a woman’s voice rambling on and on about his “deddy gittin’ kilt” in some episode of redneck injustice, and so he’s hanging manikins with nooses to make his point. Makes total sense, right?
Yes, noticeably different, but still shit.
I don’t know. I see an awful lot of old white faces in that crowd…
Classic transference behavior. Because their guy is a pathological liar and a fucking sociopath, they have to make out like Obama changing his thinking about issues that have changed radically in the consciousness of the American people over the better course of a decade, or taking a position that is necessary in order to not commit political suicide, is the same as Mittens’ man of a thousand faces act. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so scary.
Yay! Another inadequate man with a small penis!
It’s an elf! No sudden movements.
Reminder: All the answers to these questions will be used against you in the event that you chose to leave the “(cough, cough) “church” and stop giving us money. And, yes, that is basically blackmail, but at least you will be clear!
It would be impressive if any of it were real