Armed man at Walmart arrested, no shots were fired

Armed man at Walmart arrested, no shots were fired

A 20-year-old man carrying a tactical rifle, another gun and 100 rounds of ammunition entered a Walmart in Missouri. He was stopped outside the store by a firefighter who held him at gunpoint. A store manager pulled the fire alarm, urging shoppers to escape the store. Springfield police confirmed that no shots were fired.

Sandra
Sandra
(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 7 months

Of course the NyTimes headline leaves out the act of heroism

Ya Boi PI
Ya Boi PI 7 months

and they are telling me guns are bad. seems to me they are doing some good.

Paul C
Paul C 7 months

#ccwforthewin

John W
John W 7 months

well I guess that 24/7 news coverage has inspired one more copy cat. but I guess if you don't actually shoot a bunch of people the media won't give you that special love. at what point do they take responsibility. guns don't kill people news coverage does.

Aaron W
Aaron W 7 months

Walmarts are not soft targets right now.

IIZard
IIZard 7 months

Well... so far what we know is the guy was walking around with a shopping cart and when the manager freaked out and pulled the fire alarm, he went out the emergency exit.That's when the firefighter arrested him. Very strange, maybe he was on his way to shoot up somewhere else? Maybe he was just walking around open carry?

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 7 months

Oh now it's a "tactical" rifle, he was also stopped by a good guy with a gun, fancy that!

Robert
Robert 7 months

Since I live here, I need to point out what the news really isn't. This guy clearly didn't intend to commit a mass shooting. He never theatened anyone, he just pushed around a cart. He had plenty of time to shoot people if had wanted to before he was "stopped." This was a (extremely stupid, given the context) political stunt.

Spartan Life
Spartan Life 7 months

A reminder people responsible trained Americans when armed can stop shooters weather their police or average citizens

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 7 months

Awesome job on behalf of the firefighter; Reminds me of the Oregon mall shooting, guy shoots two people, is presented with a Glock 26, runs to a broom closet and pops himself. It takes courage to face a man with a rifle with a subcompact pistol, and even more to not fire, in the case of the Oregon incident it was bc the citizen couldn't guarantee his backstop, and in this case this firefighter effected arrest without a shot; Courage and civic duty at it's finest. I'm sure leftists will supress this memory just like they do CDC data on defensive use of firearms, the number of homicides and assaults with knives, the false equivalency between their definition of an assault weapon and an actual military weapon, etc.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 7 months

Nothing against open carry but optically speaking if you're carrying 100 rounds of ammunition doesn't always provide the best impression that your using it for methods of defense.

Michael M
Michael M 7 months

so what crime was committed?

paddy
paddy 7 months

before you lot jump to conclusions, the guy was open carrying and filming himself, not attacking the Walmart. he was unlawfully stopped by an armed firefighter outside the store and held at gunpoint. at no point did he threaten anyone or brandish the weapons he carried. it is especially important we avoid forming conclusions without complete info given the current climate.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 7 months

A man was held at gun point for doing seemingly nothing illegal. No one seemed to care until the manager pulled the fire alarm (which does not inform shoppers of an actual threat and could have been a bad move considering the man was also leaving the store).

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 7 months

Headline should be 'Good guy with gun stops bad guy with gun'

flinx101
flinx101 7 months

This is not a case of a good guy with a gun. This is a case of an overzealous official illegally detaining a citizen and police arresting a man on suspicion alone. the man carrying the gun into Walmart was not breaking any laws. Missouri is an open carry state.

Black Propaganda
Black Propaganda 7 months

No way a good guy with a gun... MSM better quickly figure out a way to shift the narrative!

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 7 months

it's a mad mad mad world

Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor 7 months

Glad that no one got hurt

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 7 months

And here I am planning a lovely getaway vacation to Springfield, literally today. Holy Shit.

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