Part 4 of 12
As Oma is a Southern Californian, the massacre in San Bernardino last week hit close to home. It is so sad but a reality of everyday life in America. However, Oma maintains the philosophy that guns do not kill people . . . . . . . people kill people. Put a gun in the middle of the room and if no one touches it, no want gets hurt.
Oma will not shy away from teaching her grandchildren about weapons. Emphasis must be place on helping our younger generation learn how to deal with others and to remain aware of their surroundings. They are the only one who can keep themselves safe.
Rather than write about the two shooters who I have chosen to leave nameless; Oma wishes to honor the fourteen who died and twenty-one injured by re-posting a Controversial Times article written by Hunter Roosevelt on June 23, 2015 about the heros were seldom hear about; people who use their guns to stop violence.
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New Life Church
Dec. 9, 2007
Two parishioners were killed and 3 wounded when a gunman toting a Bushmaster AR-15 opened fire at New Hope Church. Hearing the rifle fire, Jeanne Assam grabbed her personal concealed carry firearm and confronted the gunman from a distance of 20 yards. According to 5280 Magazine:
She fires five quick shots. Murray falls backward. Assam moves to the middle of the corridor and rushes forward. She’s a few dozen feet from Murray now, exposed in the middle of the hallway. “Drop your weapon, or I will kill you!” she yells. Murray sits up to face her. He’s still holding the rifle. Boom-boom-boom. Bullets rip past her and pepper a wall. While Murray shoots, Assam fires three times.
Through the haze of gun smoke, Assam sees the man struggling on the floor. He props his head against a wall. Her weapon is up, trained on the man. She sees his hands moving near his shoulder. He’s trying to pull the pin on a grenade. He’s going to kill everyone around here, Assam thinks. She instinctively steps back and fires two more shots.