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Last edited by cagueits; June 13th, 2007 at 08:43 PM. Reason: Wrong link at first
Yeah, wrong link, sorry about that.
Excellent video, not entirely ruined by the usual, breathless, completely ill-informed voice-over... First time I ever heard a Colt Commando (with it's tiny little barrel) as "designed for sharp-shooting."
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
Great video...great police action...great final shots...superb ending (for the BG)...
Sad to see the killing on the courthouse steps. There could be no gun law to prevent what this lunatic did...only those WITH arms prevented additional deaths!
Stay armed...stay safe!
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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Ahhh - this vid was around months ago - the Tyler Courthouse debacle. This was where IIRC a CCW guy Wilson - tried his best to halt the carnage but surrendered his life in the process.
It was reckoned tho that his actions probably saved the wounded son.
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yeah, I don't know about the whole "sharp-shooting" thing. Typical ill-informed narrator. But I'm glad they finally got him.
Perhaps it is "sharp shooting" as opposed to the well-known "spray fire from the hip"? ;)
I have to hand it to the cops in that video!!! They performed very well.
They also saved the tax payers a ton of money by solving the problem!!!!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
yea but now all the anti's have fingers pointing to how effective the deadly assault rifles mow down the innocent again. Oh poop time to bury ( I mean buy) some more ammo again.
-Diplomacy: The art of saying nice dogie until you can find a rock.
-The truth is a three edged sword.
-Your brain is your primary weapon everything else is just a tool.
-When the only tool you have is a hammer then everything starts to look like a nail.
I was three blocks away from the courthouse and my planned route was going to carry me right through the area where Arroyo (the shooter) was shooting when the shooting happened. Ironically, the lady killed on the steps worked at one of my plants. If not for the heroics of Mr. Wilson who engaged Arroyo at close range with his .45, (and who scored multiple hits on Arroyo's body armor) then Arroyo's son would have also been killed. Mark Alan Wilson was truly a hero that day. I just wish he would have aimed for the head instead of center mass. With body armor and a flak jacket on, Arroyo took the hits and returned fire with his MAK-90 hitting Wilson numerous times, then Arroyo walked up and shot Wilson point blank in the head. Arroyo was an evil man.
"Mercy is for the weak and the unprepared."
There should be a memorial statue honoring Mark Wilson in that court house square. He did more to stop the killing that this nut was intent on doing than anyone else there that day.
Good shooting for the Cop who scored the head shot.
The irony of the neutralizing shot is that it was a ricochet that killed arroyo in the end. the .223/5.56 bounce from the left side of the truck and struck him in the head/cns and then lights out. The actions and courage of Mr. Wilson, Officers Smith and Jacks are unquestioned and highly commendable.
"embrace the suck" - our warriors in the sandbox... it implies that do the best you can in impossible conditions.
"no plan survives intact upon contact with the enemy" - wisdom of the Grunts.
Mark Wilson was a hero. He scored multiple hits on Arroyo at close range and these drove Arroyo into the ground. Mark then turned away from Arroyo to move around a vehicle and when Arroyo got up, he shot Mark from behind.
There was another armed citizen closing in on Arroyo who halted when he saw Arroyo go down.
Two lessons - never turn away from the shooter and keep closing no matter what occurs.