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September 23, 2013

One handgun in Kenya saved 100 lives

An off-duty member of the SAS emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege yesterday, after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives.
The soldier was having coffee at the Westgate mall when it was attacked by Islamists on Saturday. With a gun tucked into his waistband, he was pictured helping two women from the complex. He is said to have returned to the building on a dozen occasions, despite intense gunfire. - - | Mail Online

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Sheepdog in action. He rounded up and saved quite a flock, didn't he.

Posted by: c w swanson at September 23, 2013 7:04 PM

The Brits should award him a VC. Instead, they'll probably court-martial him for being armed while out of uniform. Can't be giving the peasants ideas about how it's okay to defend yourself and others, doncha know.

Posted by: waltj at September 23, 2013 7:46 PM

This is what I can't understand about any of the public mass shootings in the USA.

You don't have to be a SAS caliber shooter to effect the outcome, but usually the attacker has finished and shot himself before the police finally muster the courage to stick their noses in.

I suspect that we need "good Samaritan laws" to protect the armed citizen from arrest, lawsuit or defamation before the numerous armed Americans will be willing to draw down on an attacker or terrorist in a public area.

Posted by: John the River at September 24, 2013 10:12 PM

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