Alicia Acuna on Fox News just said the lady who shot the intruder in the Church was a CCW holder!
She was a CCW holder and she was a member of that church's organized volunteer security team. It is not uncommon for so-called "mega-churches" to have these security teams. Not all officially encourage concealed carry preferring only off-duty cops to carry.micah said:ya know, i thought it odd that a church would have armed security as a policy in the first place.
then I read earlier today that the "volunteer guard" was in "plain clothes" which to me sounds more like CCW hero then "guard doing her job" as the media has spun this from the very beginning.
My assumption is that she was working parking lot duty (directing traffic or helping people get to their cars) and heard shots. As a law abiding citizen with a CCW permit, she hear the shots and ended what could have been a very bloody massacre.
If that is the case and this was a private citizen acting in the interest of public safety, lawfully using a firearm for its intended purpose, it needs to be reported as such.
Its kind of like the off duty cop who helped stop the trolley mall shooting earlier this year - the media can justify him having a gun in the mall because he's a cop (who lives in another town and was off duty) and they can justify this woman having a gun at church because she was a "guard"
Recently, here in Connecticut a man was charged with breach of peace because a waitress at a restaurant saw the print of his gun through is shirt while he was waiting for his take out. The charges were later dropped. The media's reaction thoguh? Why the heck would he bring a gun to Chilis anyway?
choochboost said:She was a CCW holder and she was a member of that church's organized volunteer security team. It is not uncommon for so-called "mega-churches" to have these security teams. Not all officially encourage concealed carry preferring only off-duty cops to carry.
Was she a "security guard"? Yes. Was she a volunteer? Yes. Was she a CCW holder and member of the church? Yes. The media chooses which of those facts to key in on.
Shame on them. In a situation as obvious as this there should be no doubt.FieroCDSP said:I've read many of those that have to shoot, even when it's as clean as falling snow, have a difficult time coping with the decision in their own minds.
FieroCDSP said:Read the whole story at the link. Two other "guards" had guns drawn and would not fire. Kudos to the one that did. I hope God comforts her conscience. I've read many of those that have to shoot, even when it's as clean as falling snow, have a difficult time coping with the decision in their own minds.
Well at least the AP Religion Writer got it right:G56 said:Most of the media is spinning this as if she was a "rent a cop", which she clearly wasn't, most of the media will want to ignore the CCW part of it, but I think this will be brought out, it's too important to be swept under the rug!
By ERIC GORSKI, AP Religion Writer
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - When a black-clad gunman walked into New Life Church on Sunday and started shooting, he was met with the church's first line of defense: a congregant with a concealed-weapons permit and a law enforcement background.
The armed volunteer, Jeanne Assam, shot the gunman, who police said may have committed suicide. New Life's pastor credited her with saving dozens more lives.