NRA and police appreciate victim of Indiana mall attack that killed shooter

US: The US gun lobby hailed the ‘heroic’ actions of a civilian who used a gun to shoot a culprit who opened fire in a mall on Monday, pushing his case amid a heated debate on the regulation of firearms.

Jonathan Douglas Sapriman, a 20-year-old white man whose motives are still unknown, opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in an Indiana mall on Sunday night.

Elisha Dicken, a 22-year-old customer who carried an unlicensed pistol until recently permitted by local laws, shot a 30-year-old man after killing a couple dining at the restaurant and injuring two others. ,

Greenwood Police Chief James Iason told a press conference that “many more people would have been killed last night if not for a responsible armed civilian who would have acted very quickly within the first two minutes of the shooting. “.

Iason told reporters that Dicken used a ‘skillful’ and ‘tactically sound’ trick to shoot a ‘submachine gunner with a gun from quite a long distance’ despite having no law enforcement or military training. .

The leader said that when Dicken “engaged on and off the suspect” he motioned for the public to run after him. Dicken then went to mall security and cooperated with the police. Isan said the shooter appeared to have repeated his fatal attack by turning on his computer and dropping his phone in the toilet. The policeman claimed that he also had a second assault rifle, a pistol and lots of ammunition.

Isan said the shooter appeared to have repeated his deadly attack by flushing his phone down the toilet and setting his computer on fire. The policeman claimed to have several cartridges, a second assault rifle and a pistol.

The National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful lobbying organization, quickly used the tragedy to reaffirm its position that armed forces are beneficial to public safety.
“We say it again: the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” the NRA said on Twitter.

The CCRKBA, another organization fighting against any restrictions on gun ownership, echoed the NRA’s position.
Its leader, Alan Gottlieb, released a statement saying, “We keep firearms to protect ourselves and others from criminals and madmen in a sudden emergency.”
He said: “This brave young man is being hailed as a hero.

Brady campaign chairman Chris Brown fired back on Twitter in favor of tougher gun laws. Let’s be clear: America would be the safest country in the world if having more guns made us safer.
Similarly, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, shared charts showing that the United States ranks first among developed countries in gun-related deaths and weapons per capita.

According to the Small Arms Survey Project, the United States had about 400 million guns among civilians in 2017, or 120 guns for every 100 people.
According to the Gun Violence Archives website, more than 24,000 people have been shot dead, including 13,000 suicides, since the beginning of the year.

The shootings at a Texas school and at a Buffalo supermarket frequented by African Americans is a recent two-gun stampede that particularly shook the nation. As a result, lawmakers agreed in June to pass minor gun law reform for the first time in 30 years.

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