We have a problem in this country.
Heck, we have a lot of problems.
We have a mental health problem, a violence problem, a no-longer-respecting-the-sanctity-of-life problem.
The Left wants to wrap that all into a little “gun” package.
That completely misses the point – and if anything, leaves upstanding Americans more vulnerable than before.
The events at a Missouri Walmart this evening prove exactly that.
According to Daily Wire:
An off-duty firefighter who had a firearm with him stopped a potential attack from taking place at a Walmart in Missouri after a 20-year-old man showed up to the store with a rifle, body armor, and over 100 rounds of ammunition.
“His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business,” Lt. Mike Lucas with the Springfield Police Department said. “In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still to be honest.”
Because it seems to me that someone who showed up with a a rifle, body armor, and over 100 rounds of ammunition to a Missouri Walmart had a DEATH WISH.
Although it’s not yet clear what the man’s intent was, Lucas said, “We definitely have some crimes here.”
Lucas said that there may have been a Facebook Live posted by the suspect and that law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation and looking through the suspect’s social media.
KOLR news anchor tweeted “20-year-old man with rifle, handgun & body armor arrested at Walmart on Republic. SFD Police say he had 100+ rounds of ammunition. Off-duty firefighter with concealed carry gun held him at gunpoint until officers arrived about 3 minutes later”
#BREAKING 20-year-old man with rifle,handgun & body armor arrested at Walmart on Republic.
SFD Police say he had 100+ rounds of ammunition. Off-duty firefighter with concealed carry gun held him at gunpoint until officers arrived about 3 minutes later:https://t.co/T4y26bLYuB
— Heather Lewis (@HeatherLewisTV) August 8, 2019
The Springfield Police Department released this statement:
At approximately 4:10 p.m. Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 3150 W. Republic Rd. to a Walmart Neighborhood Market. An armed white male in his twenties was detained by an armed off-duty fireman until officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody. No injuries were reported and no shots were fired. At this time, the investigation is on-going and we are working to determine his motives.
Thank God for good guys with guns.