Posted On: Thursday - June 21st 2018 2:14PM MST
In Topics:   TV, aka Gov't Media  Liberty/Libertarianism
"This one guy had an icky gun! But then this other guy used his icky gun to stop the first guy with the icky gun. Ewwww! (but I'm in love...)"
The Lyin' Press does all they can too keep their narrative together, and "guns are bad, mmmkaay", is part of that. Therefore, the fact that this story of a successful shooting got shown on the Seattle Fox-13 TV station is something in an of itself amazing to me. Peak Stupidity got to this story from this ZeroHedge post which, turn, got it from a decent site called The Daily Bell (a sound-money financial news site that continually tries to get you to sign up for something or other) which points to the Seattle TV post, with video.
That's the great thing about the new world of media. Peak Stupidity can get some real stories from web sites we can (usually) trust, which do lots of the sorting of the real truth from the narrative for us.
Though pro-gun-rights in every way, the Peak Stupidity blog does not have a topic key specifically on this, but related posts can be found with the "Liberty/Libertarianism" topic key, and this article is an example, as it discusses that gun self-defense incidents happen more often than anyone knows about.
Tumwater Police spokeswoman Laura Wohl said it all happened about 4:40 p.m. Sunday when officers were alerted to a possible carjacking near a gas station.Yeah, he went into WalMart to get more ammo!
Wohl said Day approached a family and attempted to take their car but was not successful. He then fled the scene, drove the wrong way on Highway 101 and quickly exited into the City of Tumwater.
Day crashed the vehicle at the intersection of Tyee Drive and Israel Road SW, near Tumwater High School, police said.
He then left his car and attempted to carjack at least two other people, fired shots at the vehicles, and demanded owners abandon their cars. Day was successful in carjacking a third vehicle that he drove to Walmart, police said.
Tumwater Police said Day tried to carjack two cars in the Walmart parking lot at 5900 Littlerock Rd SW.(No, news sites don't have writers that understand paragraphs and all that fancy stuff. They are there to GET ON TV, dammit.).
One driver was shot when he refused to give up his car, Wohl said. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. As of Monday, the man was in critical condition and in intensive care.
As Day tried to take a second car a "bystander here in the parking lot shot the suspect," Wohl said.
According to a police release, two armed shoppers saw Day inside Walmart and followed him outside.
Before attempting the carjackings, Tumwater Police said Day went into the Walmart and fired at a locked ammunition display case. He then removed some ammunition and left the store.
It sounds like the armed citizen, Mr. "47 year-old man from Oakville" stopped an ongoing pretty-widespread crime spree. He is right on the edge there of being a hero, per my discussion about First Responders. Don't get me wrong here, please:
He did the right thing.
He most likely saved a number of lives.
We need lots more guys like this man.
It took some guts (probably due to fear of the law more than the nutcase).
I just don't use the term "hero" lightly, as I don't know the details as to whether this guy was getting shot at or aimed at when he took aim and killed the criminal. It's great for the people of Seattle and Western Washington to get to see a successful use of a gun in self-defense, rather than getting nothing but the "ewwww, guns!" narrative. We at Peak Stupidity already know what's what.
Again, "Hey Man, Nice Shot!"