"There was chaos," [Jeanne] Assam said, as parishioners ran away, "I will never forget the gunshots. They were so loud."What can one say in the presence of true heroism? The news reports here say Ms. Assam kept moving toward the madman, firing shot after shot. And she hit again and again and again.
"I saw him coming through the doors" and took cover, Assam said. "I came out of cover and identified myself and engaged him and took him down."
"God was with me," Assam said. "I didn't think for a minute to run away."
Assam said she believes God gave her the strength to confront Murray, keeping her calm and focused even though he appeared to be twice her size and was more heavily armed.
Murray was carrying two handguns, an assault rifle and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition, said Sgt. Jeff Johnson of the Colorado Springs Police Department.
"It seemed like it was me, the gunman and God," she said.
I read an article last week that asked what kind of gun control could have stopped the shootings in Omaha. Now we have an answer to that question...the kind of gun control exhibited by Jeanne Assam.
A gun, said Allan Ladd in Shane, is a tool like any other, as good or as bad as the man — or woman — who uses it.
Tomorrow I'll post about the MSM response; tonight we mourn the fallen and rejoice in a brave woman's stand.