Why do I carry a gun: To the Mall of America -Continuing Series

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Mark Andrew after the beating

Freddy’s Note: This is a continuing series of reasons to carry a gun. All the innocent people in this series have been attacked in public places or their own homes. See the whole series here.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The runner-up in the Minneapolis mayoral election is recovering after being robbed and brutally beaten Thursday night at the Mall of America.
Mark Andrew, 63, was at a Starbucks inside the mall at around 7 p.m. Thursday when a man grabbed his phone off his table and ran off.

When Andrew went after him, he was tackled by two teenage girls – aged 18 and 17 — one of which began beating him with a billy club. During the attack, they told Andrew, “We’re going to kill you,” police say. Andrew was left with a large gash on his head that required nine stitches. He has since been released from the hospital.

Andrew said Friday that he chased after the thief, because he’s not a bystander by nature.
“If somebody is gonna do that to me or somebody else, I’m not a bystander by nature I’ll go in and fight,” he said.

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Teen Age Punk

The two women who attacked Andrew were arrested and are in custody. The 18-year-old was identified as Letajia Shapree Cutler-Cain, of Brooklyn Park. She is pictured above and is being held pending felony charges of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery.
Police are still searching for the male suspect.

Andrew’s phone was found Thursday by shoppers.

Arapahoe High School Student’s Father Calls for Guns In Schools

Freddy’s Note. This parent “gets it” while the MDA morons do not.

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Reprinted from www.thetruthaboutguns.com

James Viser, the father of a student at Arapahoe High School in Centennial Colorado, posted the following comment underneath an article on http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com about another moronic Press release from: Moms Demand Action

My son is an Arapahoe HS student, and no parent should experience what we did. The parents of Claire Davis have it much worse than all of us. I was astounded by MDA’s response. They clearly have no idea of how Coloradans view gun rights and who is responsible for the tragedy. Our experience: http://jamesviser.com/?p=949. The ONLY thing that stood between the gunman last Friday and my son (and others) was good guy Deputy Sheriff James Englert. I owe him a personal debt of gratitude. One that Claire’s parents acknowledged in their actual statement here . . .

“It is with unspeakable sadness that we write and say that Claire has passed away from the gunshot wound she received at Arapahoe High School on December 13, 2013. Although we have lost our precious daughter, we will always be grateful for the indelible journey she took us on over the last 17 years—we were truly blessed to be Claire’s parents. The grace, laughter and light she brought to this world will not be extinguished by her death; to the contrary, it will only get stronger.

“Last week was truly a paradox in that we lost our daughter, yet we witnessed the wonderful love that exists in the world through the tremendous outpouring of support we received. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the first responders, the school resource officer, security guard and vice principal at Arapahoe High School, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office, and the physicians, nurses and staff at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Each played a significant role in giving Claire a chance to live, and demonstrated extreme amounts of professionalism, courage and love. Please know that we will never forget the extraordinary work you did on Claire’s behalf.

“We ask that you give us time to grieve the death of our daughter by respecting our wishes for privacy.

“With much loving-kindness,

“The Davis Family”

The shooter passed a background check, paid the fee and purchased a pump-action shotgun (not AR). He broke no law until the last two minutes of his life, when he committed murder and then suicide.

We can pass laws covering 100 different scenarios, but the experience at Arapahoe HS proves there will always be a 101st. When the law fails, there must be a good guy with a gun to confront an active shooter in school and public places. The same can be said for Navy Yard and just about every other mass shooting we have witnessed.

We can do this people, if we unite. We can put armed law enforcement in schools and permit qualified conceal carry. Do it now.

Best regards,

James Viser

The Truth about the Arapahoe High School Shooting

Here is a great video of Glenn Beck’s assessment of the recent shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado is spot on. If you want to know why the media all but completely dropped coverage of this event, here you go. The media doesn’t even try to hide their agenda anymore.

Over in 80 seconds- Colorado’s school shooting

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Karl Pierson, 18, killed himself just one minute and 20 seconds after entering a suburban Denver high school because he knew a sheriff’s deputy assigned to the school was closing in, authorities said. The rampage might have resulted in many more casualties had it not been for the quick response of that deputy sheriff who was working as a school resource officer at the school.

The rampage might have resulted in many more casualties had it not been for the quick response of a deputy sheriff who was working as a school resource officer at the school, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson. said.
Lessons of Columbine and other school shootings helped in Arapahoe

Once he learned of the threat, he ran — accompanied by an unarmed school security officer and two administrators — from the cafeteria to the library, Robinson said. “It’s a fairly long hallway, but the deputy sheriff got there very quickly.”
The deputy was yelling for people to get down and identified himself as a county deputy sheriff, Robinson said. “We know for a fact that the shooter knew that the deputy was in the immediate area and, while the deputy was containing the shooter, the shooter took his own life.”

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He praised the deputy’s response as “a critical element to the shooter’s decision” to kill himself, and lauded his response to hearing gunshots. “He went to the thunder,” he said. “He heard the noise of gunshot and, when many would run away from it, he ran toward it to make other people safe.”

Legally Purchased Weapons with a Background Check

The shooter’s weapons had been purchased legally on December 6 at a local outlet, Robinson said. Robinson also credited the faculty member for having left the school as soon as the threat became apparent. “In my opinion, that was the most important tactical decision that could have been made,” Robinson said on Friday. The faculty member “left that school in an effort to try to encourage the shooter to also leave the school.”