Carry Your Gun. Father Stops Potential Mass Shooter at McDonalds

This story is a reminder to carry your gun with you, everywhere you legally can.

In Birmingham, Alabama, a father and his two sons were being let out of a closing McDonald’s by the manager when a masked gunman entered the restaurant and immediately opened fire. The father and one of his sons was wounded before the Dad drew his own handgun and returned fire, killing the masked assailant.

At least one employee present hid in the freezer, and according to a witness at the drive-thru, other patrons and their children ran from the building. Police are not yet sure if the gunman was there for a robbery or was targeting an employee. The wounded son is listed has having non-life threatening injuries, while the wounded father was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Later the story was updated to report the father had non-life-threatening injuries.

One employee specifically calls the father his hero, noting that he might not be here to give an interview if the father wasn’t carrying a gun.

Another entry for the Thwarted Mass Shootings list.

Sources:

AL.com
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WBRC, 2, 3
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Fox News
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MSN
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WVTM13
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Residents use AR-15 to Fight-off Seven Armed Intruders

(h/t Miguel)

Here’s another entry for the AR-15 Defensive Gun Use page.

Six armed men broke into a Jacksonville, Florida mobile home on Sunday, April 15th.  One man yelled out, “Sheriff’s Office!” before the door burst in and at least one masked gunman entered the home and fired a shot. Of the four residents, two reportedly armed themselves with a 9mm handgun and an AR-15, returning fire. The attackers soon fled, with several of the wounded being captured by police in a vehicle speeding away from the scene.

The results:

  • 7 Attackers – 3 of them brothers (Ages 15, 18, and 24) as well as 4 others (Ages 16, 19, 20, 24)
  • 5 Arrested, so far (Ages 15, 19, 20, 24, and 24)
  • 2 Wounded attackers (Age 16 and 24)
  • 1 Dead attacker (age 18)
  • 0 injuries for the home defenders.

One of the brothers, 24, was wounded and treated at the hospital, but released into police custody. Charges for the 16-year-old may be pending his release from the hospital.

Names of the attackers have been withheld intentionally.

Sources:
The Florida-Times Union – Baker sheriff: 5 arrested in fatal home invasion Sunday
Action News Jax – Deputies: 1 killed, 5 arrested after triple shooting in Baker County
News 4 Jax – 5 charged in Baker County home invasion turned deadly shootout
News 4 Jax – Baker County Deputies investigate triple shooting