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CCW Permit Holder Stops Massacre.

by coldwarrior ( 18 Comments › )
Filed under Crime, Special Report, Weapons at December 16th, 2012 - 3:38 pm

CCW Permit Holder Stops Massacre, by simply having a handgun.


Will we see this all over the news….no way.


Spread the message far and wide.


Do read on…


Clackamas man, armed, confronts mall shooter


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.”


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18 Responses to “CCW Permit Holder Stops Massacre.”
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  1. 1 | December 16, 2012 3:48 pm

    This doesn’t fit the narrative that we “need” more gun control, so it will get no play from the media. The media have an agenda, and that agenda is the same as that of the Democrat party. Make no mistake about it. The Democrats want more gun control, much more, but they are afraid of the response that they will get from the voters if they try to push it through, especially in the face of a Republican House. I don’t think we’ll see anything serious out of the Senate, but I do worry about what Obama will do by executive order.

  2. darkwords
    2 | December 16, 2012 3:54 pm

    LEts have a thread of links to the CCW people who saved people. There was that church in Utah. I know there is a site out there but can’t find it. What the guy needed to do from behind the pillar was yell loudly that he was the police and tell the shooter to put his gun down. If he advances shoot him.

    A loud forceful male voice will make a thug take notice.

  3. darkwords
    3 | December 16, 2012 3:55 pm

    One thing about this school shooting is that there were no males around? Just kids and women?

  4. Mars
    4 | December 16, 2012 3:56 pm

    Even though these situations outnumber the ones where no one is armed, we still hear only about the times it all goes wrong.

    Why, one is the inherent bias in the media toward stories that portray firearms in a positive fashion.

    Two, is because of the old adage, if it bleeds it leads. The press is designed to push the more dramatic storyline. (Unless of course it involves a decision made by a dem president.)

  5. darkwords
    5 | December 16, 2012 3:59 pm where guns saved lives.

  6. Mars
    6 | December 16, 2012 4:07 pm

    darkwords wrote: where guns saved lives.

    That was the point I tried to make to Ferb yesterday but it ran off.

    I posted a group of links from about 2 minutes of searching where someone with a gun stopped a school shooting.

    All you do by posting “gun free zones” is tell the crazies that they won’t be stopped.

  7. Calo
    7 | December 16, 2012 4:24 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    One thing about this school shooting is that there were no males around? Just kids and women?

    Well, that is the population at most elementary schools, women and children.

    A male figure is a rare sight to see unless there is a special event happening.

  8. darkwords
    8 | December 16, 2012 6:02 pm

    Former Spook

    There are some similarities between events in Pearl 15 years ago, and what happened yesterday in Connecticut. The shooter in Mississippi, Luke Woodham, began his crime spree by murdering his mother at their home before heading to Pearl High School, where he was a student. Arriving on campus a few minutes later, Woodham used a high-powered rifle to target his fellow students and school staff members. Two students died and seven others were wounded in a hail of bullets. The school principal desperately called 911 for assistance.

    But Assistant Principal Joel Myrick took another approach. Long concerned about the possibility of shooting incident, Myrick kept a .45 pistol in his car. When shots rang out on that October morning, Myrick dashed to his car and retrieved the weapon, then returned to the school in search of the gunman. When the assistant principal confronted Woodham, the gunman surrendered. When police arrived, they found Myrick holding Woodham at gunpoint, his foot across the assailant’s neck.

  9. darkwords
    9 | December 16, 2012 6:10 pm

    Concepts that don’t work.

    gun free zones” and “zero tolerance,” it may be time for a different approach.

  10. 10 | December 16, 2012 9:55 pm

    Question re gun control: Part of the 2nd Amendment reads ‘A well regulated militia…’

    How would you define ‘well regulated’?

    Should there be mandatory training classes, for example?

  11. 4_Sticks
    11 | December 17, 2012 12:27 am

    I’ve been hearing the lib argument that “maybe 200 years ago you could rebel against a tyrannical gov’t with the weapons of the day but that bs doesn’t hold water in 2012” etc. I never gave it much thought ’cause it wasn’t a game changer for me anyhow – we have the right period. But, should ya wanna take on one of these libs, I read a good come back comment the other day:

    Russia had to give up on the Taliban After a decade of battling the Taliban the Russians had to throw in the towel and, like it or not, they’ve managed to give us a hard time too. Maybe their not a ‘well regulated militia’ but considering what they’ve had to work with I’d say its still possible to give gov’t. troops a run for the money.

    Just another round of ammo (so to speak) for those who will have to mingle with lib relatives and their ‘significant others’ over the holidays.

  12. 4_Sticks
    12 | December 17, 2012 12:33 am

    Beyond pimf – no idea what happened here…. anyhow:

    After a decade of fighting the Taliban, Russia had to throw in the towel. And, like it or not, they’ve managed to give us a hard time too.
    Maybe they’re not a ‘well regulated militia’ but considering what they’ve had to work with, I’d say its still possible to give gov’t. troops a run for the money.

  13. ferb123
    13 | December 17, 2012 1:02 am

    yeah, and nuclear weapons stop wars.
    So everybody(and every country) should be allowed to have nukes

  14. 14 | December 17, 2012 6:26 am

    @ ferb123:

    If you are too stupid to tell the difference between a nuclear weapon and a rifle, then there isn’;t much point wasting time with you, is there?

  15. 15 | December 17, 2012 7:18 am

    This is forward progress:

    A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to pack heat when classes begin later this month.

    Trustees at the Harrold Independent School District approved a district policy change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting teachers follow certain requirements.

    Superintendent David Thweatt told the policy was initiated because of safety concerns.

    “We have had employees assaulted before by people in the last several years,” Thweatt said. “I think that safety is big concern. We are seeing a lot of anger in society.”

    He wouldn’t comment further on the nature of the assaults.

    The Texas superintendent linked gun-free zones with the uprising of school shootings in recent years.

    “When you make schools gun-free zones, it’s like inviting people to come in and take advantage,” Thweatt told

    Armed teachers make a lot of sense. If you don’t trust the teacher to have a gun around your kids, why do you trust the teacher around your kids?

  16. 16 | December 17, 2012 7:24 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    The FFDO program with airline pilots has been pretty successful, I think it could be expanded to teachers and/or administrators.

  17. 17 | December 17, 2012 7:51 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Yeah, it wuld seem to b me to be a no-brainer. You can’t have cops stationed all over the schools, but you have a teacher in every room. We train 18 year-olds to carry machineguns in warzones, and they don’t go around killing unauthorized locals. The fear Librals have of guns amounts to a phobia born of ignorance. Just as the cure to abuses of free speech is :more speech, the cure to abuses of arms is more arms. It would be preferable that all potential victims be armed, within reason. No, David Frum, I am not advocating that five year olds be armed, but as I’ve been pointing out, if you don’t trust your kid’s teacher to carry a gun around your kids, you probably simply shouldn’t trust the teacher around your kids. We have certain minimal standards for law enforcement officers. I don’t see any reason to lower those standards for teachers.

  18. darkwords
    18 | December 17, 2012 2:27 pm

    @ 13 ferb123: Peace through strength, until every one is a metrosexual.

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