An armed man walked into a Springfield, MO Walmart dressed in body armor and was confronted at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter.
A good guy with a gun stopped a potential bad guy with a gun.
The armed man who walked into a Missouri Walmart store dressed in body armor and fatigues is “lucky to be alive” after being confronted at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter, a police official said. https://t.co/GdS0G9BSNA
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 9, 2019
From NBC News:
The armed man who walked into a Missouri Walmart store dressed in body armor and fatigues and was detained at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter is “lucky he’s alive still” considering the situation he created, a police official said.
No shots were fired in the incident that happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday in Springfield, Missouri, a city of around 160,000 in the southwestern part of the state, officials said.
Note, we used NBC’s coverage to make a point of just how abysmal CNN’s coverage of the same story has been. Take a look at this.
An armed man in his twenties was arrested after causing a panic at a Missouri Walmart, Springfield police said. But no shots were fired and no one was injured.https://t.co/xp2vdEtZ61 pic.twitter.com/OQx6iCy8rT
— New Day (@NewDay) August 9, 2019
That’s their big tweet? Their draw? Their lede? Gosh, notice anything missing from this? Some HUGE part of the story that even NBC thought was important enough to lead off with?
This IS CNN.
Such a joke.
You left out the fact that an armed citizen stopped him and THIS RIGHT HERE is why people despise you.
— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) August 9, 2019
good thing a private citizen had his gun with him to stop it. huh. imagine that
— Rabiddogg (@Rabiddogg) August 9, 2019
Why were no shots fired?
Did someone stop him?
— Ben Orr 🤷♂️ (@theREALbenORR) August 9, 2019
Kinda buried the lede here, fellas. Stopped by a civilian with a firearm
— El KaBong! (@SideshowJon36) August 9, 2019
Good guy with a gun stops potential bad guy with a gun.
— T_C_ (@ToeKnee_Sea) August 9, 2019
Even without bias, that’s a HUGE part of the story … that CNN left out of their lede and chose to bury waaaaaay down in the story.
And they wonder why we make fun of them.