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Church Shooting Update

US Citizen has info on the lady, Jeanne Assam, who stopped the murderous psychopath.

Now, the press seems to be telling the story about her though before they were not. Turns out, she’s a former police officer and carry permit holder who volunteers to provide security at the church service.

Kevin notes:

If what I heard on the radio this afternoon is correct, there were three armed security people at the church in Arvada, Colorado. Only one willingly engaged the shooter, calmly walking towards him, firing the entire time. Jeanne Assam fired approximately twelve rounds, and took down someone armed with rifle, shotgun, and pistol and who was reportedly wearing body armor. He killed two and wounded two or three more, but he was stopped by someone with a gun.

(update: see Kevin’s correction in comments)

Bruce notes:

Near an entryway in the church, Bourbonnais came upon the gunman and an armed male church security guard who was there with his gun drawn but not firing, he said.

Bourbonnais said he pleaded with the armed guard to give him his weapon.

“Give me your handgun. I’ve been in combat, and I’m going to take this guy out,” Bourbonnais recalled telling the guard. “He kept yelling, ‘Get behind me! Get behind me!’ He wouldn’t hand me his weapon, but he wouldn’t do anything.”

Quote of the day:

“First, I called him ‘Coward’ then I called him ‘S—head’ ” Bourbonnais said. “I probably shouldn’t have been saying that in church.”

7 Responses to “Church Shooting Update”

  1. Kevin Baker Says:

    Corrections: It was the church in Colorado Springs, not Arvada, and the gunman had a rifle and two pistols, but no shotgun. Like I said, IF the radio story was right. I should have read the Denver Post story more closely.

    My hat’s off to her. As John Wayne’s character J.B. Books said in The Shootist, “”It’s not always being fast or even accurate that counts, it’s being willing.” She was willing.

  2. # 9 Says:

    It is about will. Having a weapon means nothing without the will to use it.

  3. # 9 Says:

    You have to give Bourbonnais a lot of credit. His diversion may have given Jeanne Assam an opening. Those are both very brave people.

  4. Sue Doe-Nim Says:

    You guys drive me crazy.

    Did no one notice how purdy she is? I’m tellin’ ya girls with good hair just might take over the world one day (Oh and a concealed carry permit doesn’t hurt either).

  5. straightarrow Says:

    Yeah, Sue, I noticed. But I am already in love with you, remember?

  6. Sue Doe-Nim Says:

    I’m such a sucker… that worked.

  7. # 9 Says:

    Check out the balanced reporting of Judith Kohler:

    Also Tuesday, Minneapolis police Sgt. Jesse Garcia said Assam was fired from the Minneapolis force in 1997 for lying during an internal investigation. Sgt. John Delmonico, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, said police were investigating a complaint that Assam swore at a bus driver while she was handling an incident on a city bus.

    So who is Judith Kohler?

    If it says AP (Associated Press), be skeptical.

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