Person legally carrying gun stops Walmart shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma

Nov 18, 2019 | Featured

Finally, when one of these attacks are stopped by someone legally carrying a gun, the media is giving it some notice.

From USA Today (though it is buried in the story): “Aaron Helton, an Army veteran, said he was at the Walmart around 9:45 a.m. when he heard nine shots and saw the gunman, weapon in hand. According to Helton, another man walked up, put a pistol to the gunman’s head and told him to stop shooting. Helton said he saw the shooter was turning the gun on himself and looked away.”

From CNN, after killing two people in the parking lot, “the shooter shot himself after a bystander confronted him with a firearm.

From KSWO ABC Channel 7 in Oklahoma: “Multiple witnesses have said the gunman shot two people in a vehicle and a civilian with a gun confronted him, causing the gunman to turn the gun on himself. We are working to confirm that story with Duncan police.

Media Matters claims that this notion of people legally carrying concealed handguns stopping mass public shootings is a myth: “Pro-gun media often distort high-profile shooting incidents to support the false claims that gun ownership improves personal safety and that people with concealed carry permits are often effective deterents to mass shootings.”

Here is our list of mass public shootings stopped by those legally carrying guns.

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