Sunday, December 16, 2012

CCW holder confronted Clackamas mall shooter

PORTLAND -- Nick Meli is emotionally drained. The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire.

"I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, 'are you serious?,'" he said.

The friend and baby hit the floor. Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar.

"He was working on his rifle," said Meli. "He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side."

The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter.

"As I was going down to pull, I saw someone in the back of the Charlotte move, and I knew if I fired and missed, I could hit them," he said.

Meli took cover inside a nearby store. He never pulled the trigger. He stands by that decision.

"I'm not beating myself up cause I didn't shoot him," said Meli. "I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself."

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Anonymous said...

Responsible and well trained gun ownership, young man. Bravo. I think many would not have given thought to what was "behind" the "target". All gun owners should be as well educated in the use of their weapons.

tommytunes54 said...

Fox News is right to debate this Now like they did before !!!!!
With these latest mass shootings across the USA it would be good to know if these Murders grew up playing Video games ?
This story from 2 years ago is worth debating .
Our Young Minds are growing up with this as their Baby Sitter , Nanny and Security Blanket when these Young Minds Lose their sense of Direction and the time has come to Talk about is it worth the Business of selling Violence , and I mean even in Hollywood !!!!