‘Good Guy with a Gun’: Officer Armed With Pistol Killed Two Jihadis With Body Armor, Rifles

‘Good Guy with a Gun’: Officer Armed With Pistol Killed Two Jihadis With Body Armor, Rifles

Time and time again, we have been forced to reiterate what Second Amendment advocates have known all along: the only thing that stops a “bad guy” with a gun is a “good guy” with a gun. Bearing Arms reports on a man who took on two jihadists with rifles and body armor and won:

Two Gunmen Killed Outside Mohammed Cartoon Contest Event In Texas

One comment I’ve heard from those who would strip you of your Second Amendment rights is that carrying a handgun for personal defense against heavily-armed and armored terrorists would be an entirely futile effort, certain to lead to your pointless death.

An officer with the Garland Police Department vehemently disagreed with that sentiment last night, drawing his sidearm and killing two would-be jihadis after theyattempted to storm a free speech demonstration.

A traffic officer working after hours as security for the event and armed only with a service pistol killed both men, who were wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles, Garland Police Department spokesman Joe Harn told reporters Monday.

“He did what he was trained to do, and under the fire that he was put under, he did a very good job. And probably saved lives,” Harn said of the unidentified officer. “We think their strategy was to get into the event center, and they were not able to get past our perimeter that we had set up.”

An unarmed security officer working with the patrol officer was shot in the ankle, police said. None of the approximately 200 people attending the event were hurt.

The would-be terrorists were allegedly armed with AK-47 “assault rifles” and were wearing “body armor” according to a number of sources. While it is possible that terrorists could obtain real selective-fire AKMs from their allies in Mexican drug cartels, it is more probable that the weapons in use are merely run-of-the-mill AKMs. Likewise, while it is possible that the terrorists where wearing body armor, it is more likely that they were wearing simple load-bearing equipment (LBE).

The two Islamic terrorists who attempted to attack the building opened fired from either in or beside their vehicle (the details are still unclear at this point) and struck an unarmed security guard in the ankle with a single bullet. A uniformed Garland traffic officer armed only with his duty sidearm then drew his pistol and engaged the terrorists, killing both men before they could step more than a few feet from their vehicle.

The heavily armed Garland SWAT police that we’ve seen in most of the media coverage never fired a shot, as the terrorists didn’t get that close.

This incident clearly shows that a decently-trained and level-headed handgun shooter can engage with and destroy rifle-armed adversaries, and that a perceived  firepower advantage is irrelevant if those with the firepower lack skill to aim their weapons effectively.

One need not be John McClane to take down would-be terrorist or various bad guys; a firearm in the hands of someone who knows how to use it- a police officer or even a civilian- can and frequently does save lives.

So go get a concealed carry permit, practice often and hopefully, you will never have a need for the use of such a weapon…

…But feel content in the knowledge that there will be another good guy with a gun.

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