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Police: Armed Civilian Who Confronted Las Vegas Attackers Is a 'Hero'

When Jerad and Amanda Miller arrived at Wal-Mart after killing two police officers at CiCi's Pizza, they were confronted by concealed carry permit holder Joseph Robert Wilcox, whom police describe as a "hero."

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a police official said 31-year-old Wilcox "was legally carrying a concealed pistol" and confronted Jerad without knowing Amanda was with him.

Amanda "was pushing a shopping cart" and "lying in wait" for Wilcox. She got in "behind Wilcox and shot him at close range."

The official said, "He had no idea the wife was walking behind him. This guy (Wilcox) was not some idiot with a gun. To me, he was a hero. He was trying to stop an active shooter."
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/09/Police-Ar...



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Something is just not right,

So now the threat is gone, she killed the armed civilian. And they kill each other for no reason?? BS and why do all these shooters all have the same MO. Kill until confronted then end it? And the JOKER Thing? Aurora shooter and these two! Anybody checked the Illuminati card game LOL

Wow, I didn't even know that the Walmart victim

Was the CCW holder that confronted them. Did the media omit that at first? It sounded like they just shot some random guy at first.

Yes the media has ignored it.

I was going to post this on DP as it is the most under reported fact. I told some liberty minded friends and they had no idea the victim had a CCW.

From what I can tell of the narrative,

their plan was to relocate and continue the killing. His actions may not have been for nothing if it was the turning point that caused them to not do that or at least not put a store full of people in the crossfire of their attempt to do that.

Defend Liberty!

I think society throws the

I think society throws the term "hero" around way too loosely.

Seems every day a cop, fireman or soldier is being branded a "hero." I always wonder if people who are paid & professionally trained to do these things are truly heroes when it is their job. I don't believe they are heroes in most cases but rather just employees who are successful at their jobs.

But when someone comes along who puts themselves at great risk and they are not getting paid to do so as part of their job, I think it is more reasonable to refer to them as a hero.

It seems that Wilcox was trying to do what was right despite the danger and the fact that he was not getting paid to do this as part of his employment. It was not his job to intervene. He did so anyway despite the risk that he might pay with his life.

I think this might be a rare case where the "hero" actually earned the title.

He wasn't simply a victim. He stepped up to the plate and tried to make a difference. Maybe he saved someone else by putting himself on the line, we will never know.

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He is a hero because he failed

Had he succeeded and lived the media and police would downplay it and not even mention it if possible.

He was a hero to the cause of convincing people they need a larger police state and more government.

Which is a travesty of justice and almost certainly the opposite of what this person, who was indeed a hero, would have wanted his epitath to be.