Sunday, December 16, 2012

CCW Holder Nick Meli at Clackamas Shooting

It's funny how selected bits of information seem to get left out of news stories when that information refutes the political position of the otherwise Liberal news media. When I first heard the news reports about the Clackamas Mall shooting, where a nut case goes in to the Mall, shoots two total strangers, then shoots himself, it sounded like only part of the story.

If the bad guy was out to shoot a bunch of people, why did he stop at two, and then shoot himself? It was mentioned that he had a gun jam, but that couldn't be the reason, as he was able to get a gun functioning again so he could shoot himself. So, what really happened?

As Paul Harvey used to say, "Now, for the REST of the story!"

Nick Meli, a security guard and CCW holder, intervened. He drew his weapon, and got his sights on the shooter. He also was positioned where he had some cover. (Good tactic). Unfortunately, there were people behind the shooter, and Nick, following the 4th Law of gun safety, held fire, waiting for a clear and safe shot. The shooter, realizing he was about to get taken out by Nick, scurried into a stairwell, cleared his jammed gun, and shot himself.

From all I can see, Nick did everything exactly as he should have done. Had the shooter aimed his rifle at someone, I'm sure Nick would have fired. What a great job. Nick should be a National hero and should get a Presidential Award. (Not likely)

Now, for a bit of speculation. How do you think the horrible tragedy at the school in Connecticut would have ended up if Nick Meli had been one of the teachers and was armed that day?

Yeah, me too.........


At Monday, December 17, 2012 7:23:00 AM, Anonymous J said...

It is unconfirmed by any source. That is why it isn't published by media.

At Monday, December 17, 2012 7:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KGW Television out of Portland is going with the story. Is that "media" enough?

At Monday, December 17, 2012 3:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KGW story short on facts beyond this guy's "story" . No folow up questions, no questions to law enforcement or mall personel.
I don't believe the kid , seems like a 'wanna be', this most likely will come out under any real investigative scrutiny.

At Monday, December 17, 2012 11:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't they have Fox News in Oregon? I am sure they would be hesitant to join this "conspiracy" had this actually happened.
So when the cops came, he let killer out of his sights, didn't announce he was himself armed, didnt come forward as a witness... Things a trained security officer might be expected to do, eh?

At Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story was never vetted. There is no proof any of it happened & nearly impossible he could have left without the weapon being discovered by police. That is why the police aren't mentioning it, nor is it being reported by anyone else. Yet the gun fetishists and conspiracy theorists jump all over it. no need for proof!
This guy either made it up to be a hero, or wanted to live out the ultimate gun owner's dream, protecting his woman and children from a mass murderer...Unfortunately, saying it doesn't make it true! No shot fired, no witnesses, he "knew" he made eye contact with a guy wearing a hockey mask at a distance, just as the gunman's rifle jams and he runs away to fix it, and no pursuit attempted.
Now some right wing news sites & crackpots are re-posting the story. Not following up, not investigating. Great to know people owning guns are so gullible. Very comforting.

At Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:45:00 AM, Anonymous drew3rd said...

Is this story too difficult for you to believe? The shooter kills two then offs himself? I thought the whole thing was wierd as well. Now that someone has come forward claiming to have drawn a sidearm, the story falls into place. The local paper ran the story as well.

At Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:20:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

So there are vid cams all over the mall. Video could tell the story. And with his history he would know that his story could be proved false on video so I am inclined to believe his story.

At Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:53:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

The story was vetted and confirmed by the police. Police concede the FACT that he was there behind a pillar with gun drawn. It's all on video. So before you call someone a liar do a little research! I found it by Google.

At Thursday, December 20, 2012 4:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it was confirmed.. Our national news stations are just very liberal... Nice try though

At Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never confirmed except one Oregonian piece that says "authorities confirmed"'. No names, times, or places of so called confirmation.


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