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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:50 PM

Monterey Park shooting: Brandon Tsay who disarmed gunman had never seen a real gun

Source: BBC

The 26-year-old man credited with disarming the California shooting suspect had never seen a real gun before.

Late on Saturday evening, working at his family-run dance hall in Alhambra, Brandon Tsay found himself staring at one pointed directly at him.

"My heart sank, I knew I was going to die," Mr Tsay told the New York Times.

He did not know the gunman was believed to have killed 11 people just minutes earlier at another dance hall.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64376209



Brandon Tsay, computer coder, is a hero!

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Reply Monterey Park shooting: Brandon Tsay who disarmed gunman had never seen a real gun (Original post)
pnwmom Monday OP
twodogsbarking Monday #1
Cha Monday #2
pnwmom Monday #4
Cha Monday #5
Marthe48 Monday #3
ailsagirl Monday #6
Orrex Monday #7
dalton99a Monday #9
AverageOldGuy Monday #8
betsuni Tuesday #10
MarineCombatEngineer Tuesday #11
GenXer47 Tuesday #12
pnwmom Tuesday #13

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:01 PM

1. He not only deserves an award he deserves to have an award named for him.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:12 PM

2. Wow.. Brandon Tsay is a Hero!

🤷‍♀️💕

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:15 PM

4. And a computer coder! I'd figured he was a security guy, lol.

But he's really more of a Clark Kent type.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:34 PM

5. Yes he is! 💙

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:15 PM

3. I heard a little bit of the interview with him

"GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!" Mr. Tsay said.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 07:57 PM

6. Truly courageous


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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:24 PM

7. He could teach a few Uvalde cops about courage.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 11:56 PM

9. No kidding.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 11:54 PM

8. A good guy without a gun . . . .

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 12:18 AM

10. What people imagine they'll do -- turn into a movie-hero and save everybody -- this

guy actually did! Wow!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:31 AM

11. Now this is the right way to say this,

Let's Go Brandon!!!!

Take that you RW magat's, I've just taken your insulting slogan against Pres. Biden and turned it into something positive.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 05:14 PM

12. careful how you celebrate luck

This could have gone 1000 different ways, so easily.
Would any of you who are parents recommend this course of action to your kids? Disarm a guy with submachine gun???
He was incredibly lucky. Aren't "heroes" more like nurses, who showed up every day during covid's flooding of hospitals? Teachers, who stay til 9pm to help kids with no support? Cops, who repeatedly help community members? Doctors, who fly to Haiti every year to volunteer? Veterans of war, who saw their brothers killed right next to them but pressed ahead anyway? Prisoners, wrongly accused, who finally get out and volunteer as mentors in their communities? Sorry folks but I don't hold up people like this guy as "heroes". I see it more as a sickening symptom of our reality, that anyone should ever be put in this position.

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Response to GenXer47 (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 05:26 PM

13. Of course they're heroes. And he was, too. His bravery saved lives. nt

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