Two Nightclub Shootings: Two Very Different Outcomes, by Steve Byas. Recall the nightclub shooting at Orlando a couple of weeks ago, with 49 dead and huge international headlines? Here is another nightclub shooting that occurred in South Carolina this week that will receive almost no media attention because no one was killed. But perhaps it should receive attention, because there is a valuable lesson:
32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled a gun just outside the Playoffz nightclub and fired several shots toward a crowd.
Lt. Kevin Bobo explained what happened. “His rounds struck three victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg.”
The man who shot Thompson held a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon. As such, he will face no charges.
“Thompson was still on the scene when deputies arrived, but the initial scene was chaotic,” Bobo said. “It wasn’t until victims and witnesses were interviewed, and video from the scene was reviewed that Thompson was identified as the suspect.”
Thompson was charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
The reality that the politically correct deliberately ignore?
It was yet another example of how a good man with a gun stopped a bad man with a gun.
While deputies with the sheriff’s department did arrive at the scene and take control of the situation, had the man with the concealed carry permit not been present, or had he not had his gun with him and shot at the attacker immediately, the situation could have turned out far differently.
As the saying goes, “Often when law enforcement officers are needed in seconds, they are only minutes away.”
While President Barack Obama, along with Democrats acting like children sitting in on the floor of the House of Representatives (making the U.S. look like some kind of banana republic), and his allies in the liberal media chose to focus on the need for more gun control laws after the Orlando massacre, others have expressed the opposite viewpoint.
hat-tip Barry Corke