As Democrat calls for gun control reach new levels of insanity — most notably illustrated by last week’s tantrum on the House floor they called a ‘sit-in’ — here’s a story they no doubt hope won’t get out there.
A shooting outside a Walmart in Augusta, Maine was thwarted when two legally-armed bystanders intervened.
As NBC affiliate WCSH-6 (Portland, Maine) reports:
Augusta Police say two bystanders legally armed with handguns stepped in during a shooting incident at a Walmart in Augusta.
Police say four suspects were taken into custody by police Sunday after allegedly firing gunshots in the parking lot of a Walmart.
Police said the suspects involved were sitting in vehicles parked next to each other when an altercation arose. The occupants of one vehicle fired at the occupants of the other, which resulted in a return in gunfire.
When the shooting stopped, police said one suspect exited their vehicle to confront the occupants of the other vehicle. This is when two bystanders, who were legally carrying, interfered and stopped the incident, police said.
All four suspects are being held in the county jail, on charges including reckless conduct with a firearm, aggravated assault and drug (heroin) trafficking.
Of course, we don’t know what would have happened had the two legally-armed bystanders not stepped in — but it certainly appeared that the incident was headed toward escalation, which very likely could have ended up as another “mass shooting” headline. Which, of course, would have only further fueled the left’s arguments about more gun control.
As it stands, this will be another one of those stories that goes relatively unnoticed — precisely because there were good guys with guns on hand to avert what could have been a tragic situation.
Incidentally, the parking lot of Walmart wasn’t a so-called “gun-free zone,” which would have precluded the good guys from having the guns on them as they intervened. Guessing the heroin-dealing, gun-toting suspects weren’t apt to care whether they were in a gun-free zone or not, as laws would appear to be something they’re bothering to abide.
In case you missed them, here are a couple other would-have-been mass shootings we’ve shared that you wouldn’t have seen in the lame stream media, one involving what certainly would have been a bloodbath at a church and one, more recently, at a New York City bar.
Let’s help get the word out that good guys (and gals) with guns can and do save lives.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]