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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

On the Colorado church shooting....

Here's a story on the church shooting in Colorado. I've pasted it from the Denver Post in it's entirety due to finding articles such as this disappear from the internet after time. IMHO it's worth preserving.

Larry Bourbonnais, a combat-tested Vietnam veteran, said it was the bravest thing he's ever seen.

Bourbonnais, who was among those shot by a gunman Sunday at New Life Church, watched as a security guard, a woman later identified as Jeanne Assam, calmly returned fire and killed the shooter.

"She just started walking toward the gunman firing the whole way," said Bourbonnais, who was shot in the arm. "She was just yelling 'Surrender,' walking and shooting the whole time."

Bourbonnais, 59, had just finished up a hamburger in the cafeteria on the sprawling church campus when he heard gunfire, he recalled.

He headed in the direction of the shots as frightened people ran past him looking to escape to safety.

"Where's the shooter? Where's the shooter?" Bourbonnais kept yelling, he recalled.

Near an entryway in the church, Bourbonnais came upon the gunman and an armed male church security guard who was there with his gun drawn but not firing, he said. Bourbonnais said he pleaded with the armed guard to give him his weapon.

"Give me your handgun. I've been in combat, and I'm going to take this guy out," Bourbonnais recalled telling the guard. "He kept yelling, 'Get behind me! Get behind me!' He wouldn't hand me his weapon, but he wouldn't do anything."

There was an additional armed security guard there, another man, who also didn't fire, Bourbonnais said.

Bourbonnais yelled at the gunman to draw his attention, he said. First, I called him 'Coward' then I called him 'S---head' " Bourbonnais said. "I probably shouldn't have been saying that in church."

That's when the shooter pointed one of his guns at Bourbonnais and fired, he said.

Bourbonnais ducked behind a hollow, decorative pillar and was hit in the arm by a bullet and fragments of the pillar.

At about that moment, Assam turned a corner with a drawn handgun, walked toward the gunman and yelled "Surrender!" Bourbonnais said.

The gunman pointed a handgun at Assam and fired three shots, Bourbonnais said. She returned fire and just kept walking toward the gunman pressing off round after round.

After the gunman went down, Bourbonnais asked Assam, a volunteer security guard with the church, how she remained so calm and focused.

Bourbonnais said she replied: "I was asking the Holy Spirit to guide me the entire time".

Now there's a real hero and I think she deserves a Presidential Medal for her actions. I can't say enough about how she's got in spades what most men only wish they had.

But the point of this post isn't about her.



Seems the only security guard that came to work that day with a gun AND a set of balls was the chick. The "less" twins (Hope & Dick) were too busy playing peek-a-boo to do what had to be done. If you set the balls of this pair on a razor's edge it'd look like a set of BB's on a four-lane interstate!

IMHO it only underscores the logic of allowing Concealed Carry Permits (CCP) to enable John Q. Public to adequately defend him/herself anywhere they go. Having a "gunfree" area where only designated personnel can carry a weapon invites the creeps with a deathwish to come on in. Trusting your safety in the hands of anyone else, even a trained security guard, is a recipe for disaster. With this case there was only a 33% chance a guard would face the nutcase down. That might be a great per centage for baseball but for personal survival it sucks on toast. Even Russian Roulette gives better odds than that!

And I hope those two nincompoops find employment elsewhere. I hear McDonalds is hiring.

Thanks to, where I found the article.


TeachESL said...

Of course she deserves a medal! Wonder how the left-wing bloggers are going to spin this one?

MightyMom said...

I agree! The idea of gun-free zones is no longer protective and nowadays causes a more dangerous situation.

Subvet said...

Chaya, they'll crucify her and make a martyr out of the nutcase that she shot.

Mightymom, were gun-free zones ever a good idea?

Rita Loca said...

The number of dead and wounded at this church in comparison to the school in Virginia should show anyone why we need the right to bear arms!!

ignorant redneck said...


I was reading about the church shooting, and it led me to a whole other subject vis a vis church violence. You might want to check it out. I put a post up

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