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You gotta love this. Note that the story originated from Associated Press, not FOX.

The recent shootings in Omaha left the media reeling from reports that the mall was a gun-free zone and that nothing would've stopped the kid from his rampage. Shootings followed quickly in Colorado, only the body count was low because someone on the scene (a female security guard) was armed with a handgun. Not only does the guard save the day, but she credits divine assistance in calming her nerves.

How can the media cope with this? The idea that someone other than a cop stopped the guy is devastating to the media message that mass murderers can't be stopped until they take their own lives or are killed by police. Even worse in their eyes, a woman with a gun stopped the guy.

The answer: discredit the messenger, as they've done with everyone else who has poked holes in left-wing BS. So today the news headlines are making it a point to say that the Colorado gunman took his own life -- glossing over the fact that the guard had already hit him several times, and that "killed himself" was a matter of autopsy definition of the most fatal round. Obvious question: did she shoot him repeatedly after he was dead, or did he shoot himself after realizing the game was over and being shot several times?

Then they followed it up by discrediting the guard because she had been fired from the Minneapolis police force for lying about swearing at a bus driver.

So in one fell swoop, they managed to spin the story to say that she didn't kill the guy, is a liar, and a hypocrite for swearing and claiming to be religious. That way, they can discredit the incident as an anomaly and stick to the mantra that the killer went on a rampage until he took his own life.

Facts don't mean much to the media anymore. Look up the definition of "propaganda" sometime.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,316398,00.html

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You hit the nail on the head, there. If she did, in fact hit him at all, she deserves credit. It is truly unfortunate that the media has gained such false credence with the general population, and it strives to control the minds of young people. But, when you look at who owns and controls most "big media", it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what's really happening. Sad part is, they're winning. Every generation of people will witness historically significant occurences, but it's a shame that our living generations will probably witness the self-destruction of this once-great nation. Political correctness and corruption from the top will be to blame. Our nation was "taken" from the American Indians, and is being given away, piece by piece, every day, to other nationalities. I sometimes wonder if this is "Karma" coming around(remember Willie Nelson's song?). Who says Karma has to be on an individual basis? It can be a collective thing, also. I think that "W" needs to kiss the rear-end of the most prominent Indian Chief in America, and apologize(unlike the B.S. of apologizing for slavery that some folks wanted). I'll have to agree with Glenn Beck on most political issues. Shame he ain't running for President.

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Did she kill him? Maybe, maybe not, but it doesn't matter.

Did she stop his attack and did she stop him from killing any other people? Absolutely - beyond refute.

I have to believe that store owners that put up the no gun signs don't really believe that they will stop someone from bringing in a gun, but instead are making a political statement.

You'd have to be a moron to believe that a criminal is going to pay attention to the sign.

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In Colorado the female security guard did not kill the guy, but fired multiple rounds into him, disabling him from taking anymore lives. According to police the gunman's last shot fired was to his own head. Too bad this punk didn't think of doing that in the first place before the rampage.

Perhaps if more diciplined people were armed then this whack looney would have been taken out much sooner before anymore lives were taken.

Gun-Free Zone + Crazy Criminal Minds = Target Rich Environment!!!!!!!!!

Here in Colorado the media keeps repeating that the gunman had 1000 rounds of ammo on him. I find that hard to believe unless it was .22LR. Anything else would be way too heavy for anyone to manuever with.

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This story, which mentions Assam as a hero ran on cnn.com's homepage for awhile:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/10/colorado.shootings/index.html

The next article notes the coroner's report says:

Quote:
"It should be noted that he was struck multiple times by the security officer, which put him down. He then fired a single round killing himself,"

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/11/colorado.shootings/index.html?iref=mpst...

Some reports I read or heard, seemed to ignore this point from the coroner report.

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They keep calling her a security guard. I just don't think she was actually the church's security guard. Why would a christian church need a designated secuity guard? From everthing that is said, just read between the lines. Sounds to me that she was not employed by the church as a guard, she was an attendee of that church, she had a firearm on her. The media is simply refusing to come out and say that a private law abiding citizen carrying a weapon (firearm) lawfully, had saved the day. Firearms save lives too.

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From what I have heard of the story, she was just a member of the church who took it upon herself to let the pasture know she was going to carry (legally of course) in case an incident occurs. The main stream media and even fox news was guilty of it whether intentionally or not, of saying security guard to make the public think we need more security guards. Anyone with any common sense knows that if someone wants to go shoot a place up, if theres a uniformed security guard, they will be the first person shot. I believe it was John Stossel who did an interview with some felons in a prison that were convicted of burglary etc. and asked them what they were more affraid of, the police or an armed citizen. They all said they were more affraid of an armed citizen because a police officer can't do anything right away. Crime will go down if criminals don't know who is carrying a gun, therefore rather than having signs saying no guns allowed they should have signs that say there are licensed citizens carrying handguns in this establishment, commit crime at your own risk. It sounds cheesy but I think it would work.

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Good point. I don't think I've seen any pictures of her in anything remotely resembling a uniform. Just goes to show you what lengths the media will go to to conceal any knowledge that an armed citizen stopped an atrocity.

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According to a large Church in Richmond, Va., security is something that is at alot of big churches, but it's not readily visible, and does often come in the form of an inconspicuous member. So, it is probably armed citizens that happen to be members of the congregation. Since church folks feel safe in the building, it's good to have some designated members on "alert". Who's to say that Al Queda isn't looking into some kinda orchestrated Sunday morning attack on churches? Hopefully not, but wherever you have large gatherings in the name of Christianity, there is always the potential for fruitcakes or terrorists. And, I don't mind taking Communion with a small gun in my pocket. As long as I don't accidently put it in the collection plate...........

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