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Mon Aug 6, 2018, 08:02 PM

Florida bystander shoots gunman who opened fire at festival

Source: AOL

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) A bystander who was lawfully carrying a firearm shot a gunman who had started firing at a back-to-school festival along Florida's Space Coast.

Florida Today reported Monday that the gunman was shot in the head and airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police haven't yet identified the gunman from Saturday's shooting at the "Peace in the City" festival in Titusville.

Authorities say he got into a fistfight earlier in the day and returned to the park with a gun and opened fire. School supplies were handed out at the festival and there were around 150 people in the area when the shooting started.

The bystander was cooperating with investigators and wasn't expected to face charges. No one else was injured.



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Reply Florida bystander shoots gunman who opened fire at festival (Original post)
ansible Aug 2018 OP
TheCowsCameHome Aug 2018 #1
AZ8theist Aug 2018 #2
groundloop Aug 2018 #5
Snellius Aug 2018 #14
LandOfHopeAndDreams Aug 2018 #3
Mr.Bill Aug 2018 #4
Kashkakat v.2.0 Aug 2018 #7
beachbum bob Aug 2018 #6
7962 Aug 2018 #9
iluvtennis Aug 2018 #8
discntnt_irny_srcsm Aug 2018 #16
7962 Aug 2018 #10
JohnnyRingo Aug 2018 #11
LittleGirl Aug 2018 #12
Nitram Aug 2018 #13
Kaleva Aug 2018 #17
zanana1 Aug 2018 #15

Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 08:07 PM

1. A fistfight over school supplies. That makes a lot of sense.

What a crazy world.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 08:11 PM

2. Q the "good guy with a gun" narrative..

in 3.....2........1.......

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 08:19 PM

5. yep..... Glock will have the guy appearing in a commercial by next week.

Of course if guns weren't so easily available we wouldn't even be having this discussion

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Response to groundloop (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 08:56 AM

14. Exactly. Need someone with a gun to defend against someone with a gun. Vicious circle.

If no guns wouldn't need guns to defend ourselves from guns.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 08:11 PM

3. One For The NRA Sycophants To Crow About

 

Thankfully nobody else was hurt by either gunman.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 08:19 PM

4. What they never crow about

is their precious NRA probably had as much to do with the availability of the bad guy's gun as they did with the availability of the good guy's gun.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 09:44 PM

7. Or when theres 2 individuals shooting at each other, both claiming to be "standing their ground"

Its happened! Don't know how it was ever sorted out legally.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 09:43 PM

6. We all should be grateful the shooter was stopped....

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:51 PM

9. SHOULD. But nope.

 

just more of the same.
I'd like to know the background of the shooter.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:11 PM

8. We're going back to the Wild West Days. Din't we learn anything.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 08:42 PM

16. Some of us did

Like OC makes you a target.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:52 PM

10. Left, went and got a gun and then came BACK. If he lives, he'll be gone forever. nt

 

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 11:29 PM

11. Good.

I'm not even going to begrudge the NRA an apparent victory on this one. I don't care how it ended as long as this didn't turn into yet another mass killing. Thank goodness this hero was there to stop him. I don't think I have the courage to do it, and neither do most people who carry a gun. After all, had he missed, he'd have been the gunman's next target.

I'm not a fan of today's concealed weapon laws, but when someone pulls a gun to exact harm on others, that person should realize the fact it could be the last move of their life.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 12:31 AM

12. good grief

this is just bad all around. I don't care that the gunman was shot.
It was a back to school event?

I just can't.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 08:42 AM

13. I'm surprised he aimed for the head.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 11:42 PM

17. Most likely he aimed for the shooter and hit him in the head.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 10:16 AM

15. I have to give credit where credit is due.

I oppose the idea of everyone carrying a gun but in this instance, the bystander did save alot of people from being shot. If you've seen some of my older posts, you'll know that I hate guns.

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