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    Kinda Old, but good!

    I hope this isn't a repost, but this has a great ending!
    A shooting in Montana, CCW Involved
    Flash report - Glasgow shooting incident‏
    From: Gary Marbut-MSSA (mssa@mtssa.org)
    Sent: Sun 1/18/09 12:24 PM
    To: mssa@mtssa.org
    Confirmed: There was a shooting incident in Glasgow, Montana on
    Saturday afternoon. Besides the shooter, one person was killed and
    two were injured. Police locked down the community, warned people to
    lock doors and stay inside, and followed a blood trail which
    eventually led to the deceased shooter.

    Unconfirmed but probable: The shooter made his attack at a local
    hospital and killed a female Emergency Medical Technician. Scott
    Billingsly was present because his wife works at the hospital. Scott
    has a Montana concealed weapon permit, was armed, and engaged the
    shooter in defense of himself and others. Scott was injured in the
    hand and Scott's wife was also injured. The shooter was seriously
    injured and was driven off by Scott's armed engagement of the
    shooter. The seriously wounded shooter sought shelter, leaving the
    blood trail that law enforcement followed, where they found the
    shooter dead of a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    The people of Glasgow who know these details are highly thankful that
    an armed citizen was present and able to interdict the killer before
    he could kill more than the one person murdered, possibly saving the
    lives of many other hospital employees.

    Gary Marbut, president
    Montana Shooting Sports Association
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    Thats why you should always carry not just sometimes. The guy thought he was going to just going to visit his wife business as usual not a shootout! Its a good thing he was prepared!

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    I hate to be a downer, but I don't see a "great ending" at all. One innocent woman is dead, and two innocent people are injured. I'm glad it didn't go any further, but it's not a great outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnowell View Post
    I hate to be a downer, but I don't see a "great ending" at all. One innocent woman is dead, and two innocent people are injured. I'm glad it didn't go any further, but it's not a great outcome.
    Quite so...

    Good on the gentleman for preparedness, but still. I know it could have been worse, but that is little to no solace to the families of the lost or injured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMonk View Post
    Quite so...

    Good on the gentleman for preparedness, but still. I know it could have been worse, but that is little to no solace to the families of the lost or injured.
    You've made the point: "...it could have been worse...", a lot worse.

    In some states, hospitals are "Gun Free" zones. Thankfully, my state isn't, nor is Montana.
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    I've not seen this news report before, and it COULD have been a lot worse. An armed citizen DID save the day...could have been a school, a mall, or even Columbine. We'll never know how bad it may have been without an armed citizen around, and the news media does not want you to know either...that's why it's not been a story reported much. IMHO
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    Misunderstanding of the use of the words "great ending."

    I understand what it ment. It was great that a person with a legal permit and firearm engaged a not-so-legal person. It was great that the CCW guy wasn't injured too severely or killed, and that his shooting was good and did no harm to other innocent people. It was great that the law enforcement people were able to track said pond-scum-sucking-less-than-human to where he decided to take the coward's way out and shoot himself and not at the LEO's. Good.

    In light of poor choice of descriptive words, it is good/great that this situation didn't go much worse than it already did. We know that the OP probably does feel sorrow for the victim and doesn't in any way think a devestating incident like this is great.

    We need more like the CCW guy. That would be great.
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    That's funny, I haven't heard about this... but why oh why isn't the major media covering it?

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    The hospitals here have legal 30.06 no carry signs
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    My wife was a nurse at a hospital for years and iit's never really safe at most of the major city hospitals. Well, not here anyhow. And as usual, in Indiana we can carry in a hospital and the idea of a "sign" stopping me seems so foreign.
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    It is illegal to carry in a hospital in Florida, is my understanding. I guess that it's OK to carry in a hospital in some other states?
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