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Concealed Carry Holder Tried to Help

Looks like there was someone there:

After all, when he realized there was an incident occurring at the Tucson Safeway supermarket Saturday where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was holding a constituent event, Mr. Zamudio thought he could help, since he was legally carrying a 9 mm semiautomatic.

“If I’d gone down there sooner, maybe I could have shot him myself,” Mr. Zamudio, age 24, said in a phone interview Sunday night.

Mr. Zamudio, who works at a Tucson art gallery, was at a nearby Walgreen’s buying cigarettes when he heard the shots and immediately turned and ran toward the commotion. “In that moment, I didn’t think about it. I just reacted.”

He saw the blank face of the suspected shooter—”almost a smirk.”

By the time Mr. Zamudio was in close range, others had wrestled the suspect to the ground. Mr. Zamudio helped hold him down.

Didn’t quite get there in time. No doubt our opponents would say this was a dangerous individual trying to be a hero, and only would have racked up more bodies in his incompetence, but if one wants to be a hero by shooting someone who is actively murdering a crowd of people, including children, go right ahead.

8 Responses to “Concealed Carry Holder Tried to Help”

  1. Weer'd Beard says:

    Cops also didn’t shoot him.

    Seems about as true as those CCW shootings over parking spaces and fender benders.

  2. Paul West says:

    I carry pretty much everywhere I go except when prohibited.

    My response would have been “Thank God I wasn’t there, I might have had to shoot him”.

    I pray I NEVER have to use my firearm for anything other than target practice.

  3. That’s not a blank expression. The formal term is “flat affect.”

  4. Scott says:

    The media will likely bury this story as far as possible as it fails their template Heck, they might even bubble it up since someone with a gun didn’t make a difference.

    The whole situation is tragic. The most effective way you can stop a person with a gun is with another person with a gun.

  5. jones says:

    He also didn’t shoot an innocent. I keep hearing all citizens with guns will do is shoot the wrong person. This guy held fire when he saw someone holding the murder’s gun.

    Good job.

  6. BigHayden says:

    Funny… This guy was on the Today show this morning and Matt Lauer failed to mention he was carrying a legal firearm. He only questioned, with unbridled disbelief, that this guy would run toward the sound of gunfire. Mr. Zamudio is truly a sheepdog, and Mr. Lauer is only a sheep.

  7. Misanthropic says:

    “No doubt our opponents would say this was a dangerous individual trying to be a hero, and only would have racked up more bodies in his incompetence, but if one wants to be a hero by shooting someone who is actively murdering a crowd of people, including children, go right ahead.”

    If they do, point out this quote of his in an interview with Geraldo on Fox News:

    “They’d already had a-hold of him, and there was a lot of people around him, and I wasn’t going to cause any more collateral damage or scare anybody any further than they needed to be scared. I felt like I could hold him down and wait for police, and it wasn’t my responsibility to end his life.”

    Yeah, clearly a dangerous individual wanting to run in guns blazing.

  8. Ceefour says:

    To all those people living just over the wrong side of reality who think that citizens with guns will be shooting anything that moves…..it the victim in this case did have a security guard(s) you know that as soon as this nut was identified as a threat (running through the crowd with weapon in his hand) that security man/woman is going to be drawing and shooting and too bad about any poor citizens in the wrong nplace at the wrong time…and thats a fact..jack.

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