Another Mass Shooting Prevented By Armed Employee in Florida
Mar 23, 2016 |
Armed citizens do prevent mass shootings more than we know
It does seem like we hear about mass shootings more and more. Is it the fact that our media thrives off of these stories, or that they are becoming more frequent? Either way it’s sad that this kind of story is extremely under-reported.
Jacksonville, FL — It’s a story of bravery, coming out of a tragedy.After the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says an employee of B & L Landscape Company on the Southside opened fire Wednesday, killing a co-worker, witnesses now claim another employee stopped the incident from getting any worse.
They tell us Joseph Curry pulled out his own gun and stopped the shooter in his tracks. Now we’re hearing Curry’s side of the story.
Curry says he had just arrived at work that morning, when the shooting started.
“I get out of the car and everybody’s screaming, active shooter, active shooter,” Curry says.
That’s when he apparently pulled out his own gun, once he saw the shooter pick up a bat, after his gun jammed.
Curry says, “He’s like, ‘no, you need to put the gun down’. I was like, ‘that’s not gonna happen man. It’s not. You just killed someone. I can’t take my gun off of you. I can’t.'”
Curry tells us he held the shooter at gunpoint, until he heard police sirens in the distance.
JSO arrested the suspected shooter shortly after, a few blocks away.
At this time, neither the victim, nor the suspect, have been identified by police.
This, again, is what our Second Amendment right is all about. We have to be prepared, you never know what each day holds.
Buildings are designed keeping earthquakes, plane crashes, high winds and extreme weather in mind. Every building contains (or should) a fire extinguisher. You hide a spare key outside your house or give one to your neighbor. You carry a first aid kit and spare tire in your car.
The world is full of ‘just in case’ scenarios, some of which we think are a little extreme. And yet how much more important is it for us to carry a ‘just in case’ life protecting device? Or a mass shooting prevention device? Or a crime deterring device?
It’s time that a lot more of us be thinking about this or making steps towards acquiring a gun for protection. It’s outlined in our constitution that this right is ours and it’s vital that we have it.
We can all learn a lesson from this man, Joseph Curry. It’s never a bad day to defend and carry.
Author: Annie Stonebreaker