Gunman who opened fire in restaurant shot dead by good guy with a gun

Gunman who opened fire in restaurant shot dead by good guy with a gun
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Apart from being dishonest, the liberal alternative to the above headline — “NRA member who opened fire in restaurant shot dead by another NRA member” — doesn’t fully describe the situation. In the broadest retelling, a potential murderer was stopped cold by an armed good Samaritan.

The incident occurred in Oklahoma City on Thursday. According to police:

A man walked into the [sic] Louie’s restaurant and opened fire with a gun. Two people were shot. One person has been taken to a hospital with serious injuries. A bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him.

A pair of followup tweets indicate that the victims were a mother and daughter celebrating a birthday and that both are expected to recover from their injuries:

Although Second Amendment opponents will attempt to spin this story to make it fit the narrative that guns —  and by extension the National Rifle Association — are uniformly evil, there is no getting around the fact that a far greater disaster than the one that played out was averted, thanks to the lawful and measured use of a firearm.

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