A good guy with a car stops a bad guy with a gun.

dublinbay z6 (KS)

Turns out Wayne LaPierre, NRA official, got it somewhat wrong. The hero who stopped the shooting had a car, not a gun.

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"A soldier stationed in Kansas saved “countless lives” Wednesday when he hit a man with his car as the man was shooting randomly at people on a bridge near an Army base, a police chief said.

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Officers initially believed they were responding to a road rage incident on the Centennial Bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri not far from Fort Leavenworth, Kitchens said. Instead, they discovered that a man had been using multiple weapons to fire randomly at vehicles. The suspect was trapped under a car, Kitchens said.

Kitchen said the soldier who ran over the gunman had been waiting in traffic when he saw what was happening.

“The soldier intervened by striking the shooter with his vehicle, causing him to be critically injured, but ending the encounter with the active shooter and likely saving countless lives,” Kitchens said.

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Both the shooting victim and the suspect were in serious but stable condition in a Kansas City hospital, police said.

Kitchens said no motive for the shooting has been determined. "


https://news.yahoo.com/police-soldier-saved-lives-stopping-214411778.html

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So, a gun is not the solution to all gun violence problems after all. "A good guy" seems to be the necessary element.

Kate

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Stan Areted

Good guys shoot bad guys all the time breaking in.

More and more incidents are elderly people, a thug breaks in and the elderly person shoots them dead.

You would think they would learn, but that's why they are stupid thugs.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Evidence?

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maifleur03

More likely the person shot is a family member rather than a bad guy. Not that the family member could not be that bad guy.

I applaud this serviceman for thinking outside of the box and using his car. I have few doubts that if he could not have reached the shooter with the car he would have still tried to disarm him. That bridge is a very narrow one without walkways on the side which made it easier to use the car.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Good point, maifleur. Study after study has shown that people who "defend" their homes by shooting a bad-guy/intruder more often than not end up shooting a family member. Those home-defense guns too often end up harming the family circle!

Kate

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lurker111

Study after study has shown that people who "defend" their homes by
shooting a bad-guy/intruder more often than not end up shooting a family
member.

Proof?

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

The studies have been cited many, many times here on HT. Just use the search function like everyone else has to.

Kate

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lurker111

Study after study has shown that people who "defend" their homes by shooting a bad-guy/intruder more often than not end up shooting a family member.

Nonsense.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Not nonsense at all--which you would know if you looked up the research.

Kate

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