Legal, gun-carrying Virginia citizen prevents mass shooting

Here’s a story that demonstrates why the Democrats’ quest to do away with the Second Amendment is just flat wrong.

Fox News reports that a woman who was legally carrying a gun stopped a potential mass shooting event on Wednesday by shooting the would-be mass muderer. 

What happened?

The incident took place in West Virginia on Wednesday night. A birthday/graduation celebration was taking place near the Renaissance Circle apartment complex when a man with an AR-15-style rifle began firing into the crowd of people.

In response, one of the women attending the party pulled out her pistol and shot the gunman. She took the gunman out before he managed to injure anyone at the party.

Subsequently, the woman waited for the police to arrive, and then, she and others cooperated with the police’s investigation.

Investigators have made it clear that they will not be charging her with anything because she did nothing wrong.

What we know:

The shooter has been identified as 37-year-old Dennis Butler.

It was reported that Butler is a convicted felon who had spent time in prison. He is said to have had an “extensive criminal record,” which included such charges as driving under the influence of alcohol and domestic battery.

It turns out that earlier in the day, Butler had a run-in with authorities at that same apartment complex. Butler received a warning for driving his vehicle too fast in the vicinity of children.

A real hero

The unidentified woman is correctly being labeled a hero for her actions. Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett said, “instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night.”

In the wake of the recent Texas School Shooting, Democrats have renewed their call for gun control legislation. Such legislation would take guns out of the hands of people such as this woman, leaving her and others defenseless against such individuals as Butler. Reports indicate that Butler did not legally own the gun that he fired.

As Republicans have been saying for years, gun laws only take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.

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