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Concealed Carry Man Stops Workplace Shooting Almost Turned Rampage

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According to WOKV in Jacksonville FL, a man stopped his coworker from turning a single murder into a mass shooting in early March of this year.

“I get out of the car and everybody's screaming, active shooter, active shooter,” Curry says.

When Joseph Curry arrived to work at B&L Landscaping he saw people running and heard people yelling “active shooter.”

What he quickly learned was that one of his coworkers had fired on another employee, killing them before Curry pulled into the parking lot. The shots prompted other employees to run.

When Curry arrived and witnessed what was happening he was able to identify the shooter and he pulled his own firearm. He reported that the attacker, whose name hasn't been released, was having a malfunction with his firearm and had picked up a bat as an impromptu weapon.

Curry says, “He's like, ‘no, you need to put the gun down'. I was like, ‘that's not gonna happen man. It's not. You just killed someone. I can't take my gun off of you. I can't.'”

These are the news stories that don't make national news because they don't comply with the rhetoric. The media wants us to believe that Good Guys can't stop Bad Guys and that only by taking away the firearms will we end the violence. Here is a story worth sharing where the firearm, in the hands of a Good Guy, stopped what was surely going to end in multiple deaths.

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4 Responses to Concealed Carry Man Stops Workplace Shooting Almost Turned Rampage

  1. Matthew March 31, 2016 at 9:20 am #

    These events happen constantly, but unfortunately don’t get any air time on the main stream media. Thanks for always getting the info out!

  2. Keith March 31, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    How can we get these types of stories out to the public and the politicians so the public has more to chew on then just the Gun Grabbers bad press. We have to find a way so that not only us, the members and Concealed Carry people know about these types of stories? I am so sick and tired of hearing Only the negative BS being reported!

    • Jacob Paulsen March 31, 2016 at 10:56 am #

      Keith, that is a good question. The major media outlets won’t touch it unless they think it will drive up ratings. For us as individuals I think our obligation is to leverage our social media outlets and do our best to share what we feel needs to be shared.

  3. Dan March 11, 2021 at 10:35 am #

    I’m so glad that he was armed and, it sounds like, trained. He was able to stop a bad ending from being a very bad ending. My heart goes out to the victims’ family. I got here by way of a constitutional carry article. I’m a LTC holder from TX and found the training, as far as laws when and how to use a firearm extremely valuable. Having people without training carry scares the hell out me.

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