Anyone hear about Nick Meli?
He was at the shopping mall in Oregon when he heard the shooting. So he, having a concealed weapons permit, drew his gun since he was close to the gunman. He lined up hit shot and had his front sight on the gunman. However, he decided not to shoot because he saw people behind the gunman running in all the panic and did not want to shoot them in the crossfire. So he made the conscious decision not to shoot the gunman.
The gunman, however, did look right at Nick Meli and noticed he had a gun. That is when the gunman retreated to the stairwell and killed himself.
So... quite possibly, Nick Meli may have saved the lives of others by showing that other people in the mall were packing heat. It seems logical too, because why would he have ran away into a stairwell and kill himself immediately after he saw Nick Meli? Look at the statistics for these types of shootings too.... the gunman usually kills more than a dozen people and he only killed 2 before committing suicide?
Finally, I do believe Nick Meli made the right decision to not shoot the guy in all of the chaos. He knew that he could have easily killed an innocent civilian in all of the confusion. He was able to keep his wits about him and make the right decision. Possibly one that led the gunman to commit suicide.
Citizen With Concealed Carry Permit May Have Saved Lives During Oregon Mall Shooting | The Lonely Conservative
Of course, you don't hear about this in the mainstream liberal news, now do you?