CCWer from New Life Church writing a book

CCWer from New Life Church writing a book

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    CCWer from New Life Church writing a book

    Volunteer Guard Who Stopped Church Gunman Is Writing Book - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver

    DENVER -- The volunteer security guard who shot and wounded church gunman Matthew Murray is writing a book about the role forgiveness has played in her life.

    Jeanne Assam said Thursday the book will include the events of December 2007, when she shot Murray after he had killed two people at a Colorado Springs church and two others at a Denver-area missionary training center.

    Assam said she will also write about the forgiveness she has been shown -- forgiveness that she says led her to come to know God.

    "I think God is so good. It's amazing and it needs to be written about," Assam said.

    Just after midnight on Dec. 9, Murray went to the Youth With a Mission center in suburban Arvada, where he shot and killed Tiffany Johnson, 26, and Philip Crouse, 24.

    Hours later, Murray drove to New Life Church in Colorado Springs, where he opened fire as worshippers left a Sunday service. Sisters Rachel Works, 16, and Stephanie Works, 18, were killed.

    Murray then walked inside the church where Assam, who attends New Life and volunteers with its armed security detail, wounded him. Murray then fatally shot himself.

    Assam said Thursday she is at peace with what happened.

    "I have peace about it because we stopped somebody who was intending to do a lot of harm," she said.

    Murray's parents have said their 24-year-old son had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and was bitter about being an outcast.

    Interviews and Murray's own Internet postings depict him as a disturbed young man who dabbled in the occult, briefly joined the Mormon church and turned against charismatic Christianity.

    Assam was invited to the state Capitol on Thursday to be present when the House and Senate passed a resolution praising her bravery and crediting her for protecting the lives of hundreds of people at the church.

    Assam said she was "flattered and humbled."

    Also present was David Works, the father of the two girls Murray killed and who was himself wounded.

    Assam has said God helped her stop Murray. She was weak after a three-day religious fast and prayed for God to be with her after she heard shots outside the church. She said her hand never shook, and she wasn't hit when Murray fired at her.

    Aside from events of that day, Assam has revealed little about herself.

    After the shooting, authorities in Minneapolis said she had been fired from her police job there in the 1990s for lying.

    New Life Pastor, Brady Boyd was quick to defend her, saying everyone has made mistakes they regret and saying Assam had recently become a devoted Christian and had changed her life.
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.


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    Sounds like something I will never read.
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    Sounds like it might be a good read.
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    I will reserve comment about whether it would be a good read or a bad book until after a paid book reviewer reads it and comments on the contents.

    I do not want to read about how the shooting caused her to "Find God" again and again and again.

    I would not mind reading about how the event caused her to alter her life in non religious ways and if the shooting also caused others to alter their lives similarly as well.

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    I mean no disrespect to Ms. Assam. She is courageous and her actions were heroic.

    I get tired of the movie rights and book deals that many people sign up for after going through the trials and tribulations of life. But everyone has the opportunity to make a buck.
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    More power to her. I think she did what a lot of people would not have had the guts to do. If God is a part of her life that is fine too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitmaster View Post
    I mean no disrespect to Ms. Assam. She is courageous and her actions were heroic.

    I get tired of the movie rights and book deals that many people sign up for after going through the trials and tribulations of life. But everyone has the opportunity to make a buck.
    At least it is nice to see the good guy make a buck for a change. If the book or movie are any good I may make my contribution. Who wouldn't accept a couple of mill for their story if asked? Hey I'll consider any offer for mine
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    Whether we are interested in her book or not, just as when the incident occurred, we all said, it can only be good for our cause.
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    I hate the "volunteer security guard" description.....
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    I wonder if the vote in the senate and house honoring her bravery was unanimous?
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    I hate the "volunteer security guard" description.....
    That is the exact job she was performing as per her own statements and those of her church. Not only that, but she was one of the voluntary ARMED security guards present that day, although I have no idea where any of the other armed or unarmed guards were at the time of the event. They have all mysteriously disappeared from radar.

    "I think God is so good. It's amazing and it needs to be written about," Assam said.
    God is always more amazing where there is profit to be made.

    I think there have already been a couple of books on God, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy View Post
    I think there have already been a couple of books on God, right?
    At least one best-seller.
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.

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    i dont know why some of you are dissing this woman, she shot a bad guy.
    she made a deal to make some money.you can do that in America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by press1280 View Post
    I wonder if the vote in the senate and house honoring her bravery was unanimous?
    Doubtful unless the self righteous volunteer victims caved to peer pressure as I am sure CO. has its fair share of morons who think the woman raped and strangled to death with her own panties is morally superior to the woman explaining why the rapist has three holes in his chest
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    I am happy for her. Why not?

    She is an articulate and smart lady. She represents herself well. She has had numerous opportunities, in public view, to represent "CCW" or the like, as a "Good Gal", and has done extremely well while the cameras rolled.

    More power to her.


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