In Lawrence, Indiana yesterday, a man walked into a tax preparation office and brandished two weapons. Reportedly, Antonio Bertram argued with some of the workers inside the business, left, then returned a short while later and displayed two firearms.
One of the workers was also armed and fired at Bertram, hitting him in the chest. When police arrived, Bertram was passed out and bleeding in his car. He later died.
Obviously this is a developing investigation, but based on news reports, it sounds like self defense and the main point here is that an armed citizen stopped a man armed with not one, but TWO guns and probably saved the lives of everyone working in that tax preparation office.
With all the attention on guns and gun laws these days, it seems like only the negative stories involving firearms gets reported in the mainstream media. The Parkland, Florida shooting nearly three weeks ago is still getting national attention as students across the globe plan a walk out day on March 14th. (That event is being sponsored and promoted by the Women’s March.)
Gun grabbers don’t want to acknowledge the cases where guns save lives – they’re too busy blaming the NRA, Republicans and law abiding gun owners for mass shootings to even consider THAT.
As NRA president Wayne LaPierre famously said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.” And it’s true – whether that be an armed police officer or a private citizen who takes the perp out, usually the only way to stop a shooter is to shoot back.