Bell Icon - White EdgesWith 110% of the media’s focus on the recent nightmare in Connecticut and how some new law, any law restricting gun ownership would definitely have prevented the murder of 27 people, nobody has taken the time to notice the 22 year old concealed carry permittee who drew on the Oregon mall shooter during a break in the action [1]:

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.

Nick Meli, acting in defense of everybody in the mall – voluntarily, I might add, took cover and brandished his own weapon.

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

The fact that Meli knows what a charging handle is on an AR-15 rifle and understands what hitting the side means (hitting on the forward assist button to attempt to clear a jammed cartridge) means that Meli either owns or has fired an AR-15 assault rifle <gasp!>.  (Incidentally, it also means he knows more about AR-15’s than 99.9% of the media.)

But wait… hasn’t the media, the Left, the President, the Governor of Colorado, Hollywood, Michael Moore, Michael Bloomberg, and the Mayor of Boston been telling us all lately that AR-15 rifles have no legitimate use outside of mass murder?  How could Meli, who acted selflessly in defense of hundreds of people he didn’t even know, possibly have used something intended only for mass murder?

“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 shooter saw Meli take cover in the store.  But, rather than fire wildly at the shooter, as liberals and the media would have you believe would be the case (after all, Meli is a CCW holder and gun owner – he is therefore a toothless hillbilly with an IQ of 25), he withheld his fire out of concern that he might injure civilians behind the shooter.

The shooter also understood that there was someone else in the mall who was able to return fire, despite most malls being “gun free zones.”  So, after clearing the jam, rather than shooting any number of unarmed people within the vicinity (which would have required him to move and given Meli a clear shot), he elected to take his own life instead.

Meli’s presence in the mall more than likely saved an untold number of lives once the shooter knew he could come under immediate fire from an armed civilian.

But… let’s not let that stupid fact distract us from the very serious “conversation” the Left and the media is having about gun control…

What a dirtbag.  Everyone knows that guns are dangerous.  How dare this toothless hillbilly civilian bring a LOADED WEAPON INTO A MALL!!!  GUNS KILL!!!

Is our society seriously this damn stupid?

Yes, apparently [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7].

In love of liberty,

The Bulletproof Patriot


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