Once again, an armed citizen saves the day

Image: Holstered 1911, Kelly McCarthy

A shooting was stopped by an armed citizen in New York and the local DA is now saying that this armed citizen saved countless lives.

In Onondaga County, New York an armed gunman began threatening those around him and began to fire at a group of people who were running away. A passerby, who was legally carrying a handgun, saw the shooting and returned fire. The passerby managed to hit the gunman and fatally wound him.

According to reports, there were about 50 people in the immediate area in the aftermath of the shooting, it is unclear how many were there when the shooting occurred but it was an area with heavy foot traffic.

This passerby managed to navigate the extremely complex New York legal system in order to get a carry permit, had the mental fortitude and accuracy required to save the day and ended up being the hero in this story.

In life you get to make fewer choices than you realize, one choice you do get to make is whether or not you will be a victim. The headline here could have easily been “X Dead in New York Shooting” and the mainstream media would be covering it, but our passerby chose not to be a victim and stood up for himself and those around him.