An attempted mass shooting happened last weekend in South Carolina, but you won’t hear about it on the news.
It happened outside a night club and three people were shot.
The reason you won’t hear about this on the news though is because an armed citizen stopped the attacker by shooting back.
The shooting happened early Sunday morning outside “Playoffz” nightclub in Lyman, WIS-TV is reporting:
Deputies said 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun after getting into an argument with another man and fired several rounds toward a crowd that had gathered out in front of the club.
“His rounds struck three victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg,” Lt. Kevin Bobo said.
Bobo said the man who shot Thompson has a valid concealed weapons permit, cooperated with investigators, and won’t be facing any charges.
Not only did this citizen exercise his Second Amendment rights, defending both himself and countless people outside the nightclub, but he also had a concealed carry permit – a person who liberals say are the most dangerous people in America.
Deputies described the scene when they arrived:
“Thompson was still on the scene when deputies arrived, but the initial scene was chaotic,” Bobo said. “It wasn’t until victims and witnesses were interviewed, and video from the scene was reviewed that Thompson was identified as the suspect.”
Thompson was charged four counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Bobo said none of the victims’ injuries were life threatening.
Thompson is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
Despite what you may hear, these incidents are much more common than you would think they are.
The NRA alone has compiled hundreds of examples of these occurrences at their “Armed Citizen” blog. In the last year alone, there were 97 incidents where a law-abiding gun owner exercised his Second Amendment right to defend themselves, their family, property or others.