Sunday, March 8, 2009

This Gun Free Zone Brought to you by the Brady Campaign

Stripping citizens of their rights since 1974.

MARYVILLE, Ill. (March 8) -- A gunman walked down the aisle of a church during a Sunday service and killed the pastor, then stabbed himself and slashed two other people as congregants wrestled him to the ground, authorities said.
The man walked into the sprawling red brick First Baptist Church shortly after 8 a.m. and briefly spoke with The Rev. Fred Winters before pulling out a .45-caliber handgun and shooting Winters once in the chest, said Illinois State Police Master Trooper Ralph Timmins.

A gunman stopped not by by the police, who citizen disarmament advocates state we should rely exclusively on, but by members of the congregation who risked their own lives to stop this killer. Think of how better it would have been for them if they hadn't needed to come withing slashing distance.

Update from Uncle: The shooter has a history of mental illness due to Lyme disease.

1 comment:

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

That's less than 9 miles away from me by car, and can't be much more than 5 as the crow flies.