Mass Shooting Stopped by Concealed Carry Hero — Where’s the Media Coverage?

An angry psychotic bi-sexual Muslim walks into a gay nightclub in Orlando and starts shooting and the liberal media goes into a feeding frenzy like a school of sharks on a wounded seal. And like usual, the liberal media and politicians blamed the guns used and gun laws instead of the person.

Last Sunday, an intoxicated man entered a nightclub in Lyman, South Carolina, got into an argument with one of the patrons and then pulled out a gun and began shooting at people. Jody Ray Thompson, 32, shot three people and missed a fourth. That fourth person happen to have a conceal carry permit and was packing a gun, which he pulled out and shot Thompson with, wounding him and stopping any further shooting.

Lt. Kevin Bobo of the Lyman Police credited the un-named hero with saving lives, speaking about both men:

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“His rounds struck 3 victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg.”

The un-named conceal carry permit holder cooperated with police and according to Lt. Bobo, will not be facing any charges for his actions. However, Thompson was illegally carrying his gun.

In many states, the hero would have faced charges for carrying a concealed weapon in a bar or nightclub, but South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill into law two years ago, allowing conceal carry weapons in bars and restaurants. Had she not signed the law and the un-named patron not been legally carrying his concealed weapon, Thompson would likely have kept shooting at people and the outcome could have been much worse.

In other words, a man who was legally carrying his gun in a nightclub used it to stop a man who was illegally carrying a gun from shooting more people.

Where is the media hype on this incident?

Where are the liberal politicians?

Why hasn’t this incident made headline news showing the positive effects of what can happen when law abiding citizens exercise their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves and others and adverted a mass shooting?

This un-named man is truly a hero and should be recognized and rewarded as such. He should be honored by the Lyman city officials, South Carolina officials and invited to the White House. Instead, his actions seem to have been relegated to conservative media outlets and perhaps a brief mention in the back pages of a few liberal outlets.


Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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