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Clackamas man, armed, confronts mall shooter
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Quote:PORTLAND -- Nick Meli is emotionally drained.

The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire.

"I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, 'are you serious?,'" he said.

The friend and baby hit the floor. Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar.

"He was working on his rifle," said Meli. "He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side."

The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter.

"As I was going down to pull, I saw someone in the back of the Charlotte move, and I knew if I fired and missed, I could hit them," he said.
Meli took cover inside a nearby store. He never pulled the trigger. He stands by that decision.

"I'm not beating myself up cause I didn't shoot him," said Meli. "I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself."

The gunman was dead, but not before taking two innocent lives with him and taking the innocence of everyone else.
"I don't ever want to see anyone that way ever," said Meli. "It just bothers me."

http://www.kgw.com/news/Clackamas-man-ar...93571.html
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middlefinger;53801 Wrote:
Quote:PORTLAND -- Nick Meli is emotionally drained.

The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire.

"I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, 'are you serious?,'" he said.

The friend and baby hit the floor. Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar.

"He was working on his rifle," said Meli. "He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side."

The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter.

"As I was going down to pull, I saw someone in the back of the Charlotte move, and I knew if I fired and missed, I could hit them," he said.
Meli took cover inside a nearby store. He never pulled the trigger. He stands by that decision.

"I'm not beating myself up cause I didn't shoot him," said Meli. "I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself."

The gunman was dead, but not before taking two innocent lives with him and taking the innocence of everyone else.
"I don't ever want to see anyone that way ever," said Meli. "It just bothers me."

http://www.kgw.com/news/Clackamas-man-ar...93571.html

I'm putting this on FB. I hope all my asshole lib acquaintances unfriend me.
If we're gonna do this, let's light this damn candle.

ETA: Done.
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Shared....waiting for the heat.
The law? The law is a human institution...
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csmith;53815 Wrote:Shared....waiting for the heat.

In fact, I welcome it. Wink
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I enjoy every minute of it.
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Blah, blah, blah,

Having that gun didn't help ANYBODY!

Blah, blah, blah...



Better find another story.
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Emptymag;53818 Wrote:Blah, blah, blah,

Having that gun didn't help ANYBODY!

Blah, blah, blah...



Better find another story.

Please do. I'll share every one of them. Wink

Hell, I think it's positive that an armed civilian drew his weapon and didn't shoot nearly as many bystanders as the NYC cops did. . . .
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Yeah this is not really the best example. There was one incident many years ago where a school shooting was averted when a neighbor with a shotgun intervened very early and stopped a massacre.

I'm sure a google search will turn up some hits.
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#8
If he would have taken the shot I know some people would have said

"How dare he have a gun in a no gun zone!!"
"How dare he take the law into his own hands"
"How dare he kill that man".
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halftrack;53819 Wrote:Hell, I think it's positive that an armed civilian drew his weapon and didn't shoot nearly as many bystanders as the NYC cops did. . . .

^^^ THIS. Often have thought about this scenario...hope I never have to live it, hope I do the right thing, whatever that winds up being.
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The Unknown87;53916 Wrote:If he would have taken the shot I know some people would have said

"How dare he have a gun in a no gun zone!!"
"How dare he take the law into his own hands"
"How dare he kill that man".

Truth, and a lot of them.
The law? The law is a human institution...
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