The media won't tell us about this one...
- The following was forwarded to me by another shooting friend. I do remember
the Shoney's Shootout (and have even used the scenario in a match), but can't
vouch for all the other facts presented or even the source. Even so, it's
>>Remember this name: Thomas Glenn Terry
> > By Ann Coulter
> > 08/13/1999
> > Remember this name: Thomas Glenn Terry. It won't be bandied
> > quite as much as "Mark O. Barton" over the next few weeks, but it
> > should be. A few years ago two armed men burst into a Shoney's
> > restaurant in Anniston, Alabama and herded the patrons and
> > employees into a walk-in refrigerator, at gun point. The robbers
> > kept the manager behind for his assistance as they looted the
> > restaurant. One patron, however, also remained behind. Thomas
> > Glenn Terry had opted against being locked in a refrigerator, and
> > hid from the attackers under a table.
> > As one of the armed robbers ransacked the cash register, another
> > patroled the restaurant. When he came across Mr. Terry, he pulled
> > his gun.
> > But unlike the recent victims in Atlanta, this victim was armed.
> > Using his own legally concealed handgun, Terry shot and killed the
> > robber. The other armed robber, who had had his gun trained on
> > the manager, then opened fire on Terry. Terry shot back, mortally
> > wounding the second robber. The two dozen hostages were
> > released unharmed. Only the criminals -- who had been armed
> > with stolen guns by the way -- didn't make it out alive.
> > You probably hadn't heard of the Shoney's restaurant incident. In
> > the media's boundless capacity to stultify the public with
> > sensational news stories, they have made places like Littleton,
> > Colorado household names. But "Anniston, Alabama" doesn't ring
> > a bell.
> > A massacre is a story. Thwarting a massacre isn't. But once you
> > know about Anniston, and similar averted tragedies, something will
> > start to leap out at you as you read news accounts of gunmen
> > shooting scores of innocents. Massacre stories always include a
> > terrifying account of how the killers proceeded from victim to
> > victim, pausing to reload, and shooting again. Mass murder
> > requires that the victims be unarmed.
> > Thomas Glenn Terry, though heroic, is not altogether unique. Two
> > years ago in Pearl, Mississippi a deranged student shot and killed
> > two of his classmates. Fortunately, Joel Myrick, the assistant
> > principal had a gun in his car. He prevented the shooting from
> > becoming a Littleton level massacre by holding the student at
> > gunpoint until the police arrived.
> > A year later, in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, a 14-year-old boy opened
> > fire at an eighth-grade graduation dance, killing a teacher and
> > wounding three others. A single murder did not become a mass
> > murder only because a near-by restaurant owner, James Strand,
> > happened to be armed. As the shooter stopped to reload, Strand
> > immobilized the shooter, holding him for over ten minutes, until
> > the police appeared. A lot of killing can be accomplished in ten
> > minutes when none of your victims is armed.
> > How long did it take the police to arrive in Atlanta? Barton walked
> > into one office building in Atlanta shot four people dead, then left
> > the building, ambled across the street, entered another building,
> > and killed at least five more people. As in Littleton there are film
> > clips of policemen scaling the building's walls to rescue terrified
> > and completely defenseless people inside.
> > Most striking in the news reports of Barton's shooting spree was
> > this: Fully three hours after the shooting, some people were still
> > hiding in the building. Hiding. Waiting like pigs before the
> > slaughter. Because none of them was armed. None but the
> > madman.
> > But for some reason, the government's response is always to
> > disarm more citizens. Not to disarm itself, by the way, but to
> > disarm people other than the police who show up 15 minutes after
> > the shooting has begun. This isn't a complaint about the police,
> > they simply can't be everywhere at once. It's a plea for more
> > citizen guards. There may be bad citizens, but, let me remind you,
> > there are also bad police. Why are they the only ones don't have to
> > hide in their offices when madmen with guns show up?
> > More guns will not create more Mark Bartons. Guns can do a lot
> > of things, like protect you from lunatics, but they don't make you
> > criminally insane. Consider Mr. Barton. The initial reports have
> > been that he killed his children because his stock porfolio had
> > declined. Well, that's a rational response. Whether it was his
> > stocks or his wife or the weather -- he killed his children. This is a
> > madman. In the absence of a gun, he could have used an axe, a
> > bomb, or a machette. One of the most efficient murder sprees this
> > century was accomplished not with guns, but with machettes.
> > Madmen in Rwanda murdered almost one million people in under
> > four months.
> > If only Thomas Glenn Terry had been there.
- In a message dated 8/24/99 11:16:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time, ORNash@...
> The following was forwarded to me by another shooting friend. I do
> the Shoney's Shootout17 December, 1991, 20 innocent lives saved, and it wasn't even news to ABC,
CBS, NBC, or CNN__no bloody innocent bodies for the "film at eleven." What's
more, it never even made it in to the largest Georgia daily newspaper. I was
doing a site inspection of our Warner-Robins (Robins AFB) classified/crypto
account at the time.
Check out the story in the current American Guardian on the study of media
bias about the gun issue.
- In a message dated 8/26/99 12:44:13 AM, Asteriskct@... writes:
<< Check out the story in the current American Guardian on the study of media
bias about the gun issue. >>
Mark - Can you give us a web site for the American Guardian?
`American Guardian' is NRA's IDPA/Conceal Carry version of their `Amerivan
On Thu, 26 Aug 1999 Charlie133@... wrote:
>In a message dated 8/26/99 12:44:13 AM, Asteriskct@... writes:
><< Check out the story in the current American Guardian on the study of media
>bias about the gun issue. >>
>Mark - Can you give us a web site for the American Guardian?
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- In a message dated 8/26/99 1:46:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Mark - Can you give us a web site for the American Guardian?
> Charlie P.
Well, for those of you who are NOT NRA members (the AG is their more
self-defense-related alternative to Am Hunter or Am. Rifleman), check
www.nraila.org. The article is this month's ILA Report, on page 19.
- In a message dated 8/27/99 1:28:54 AM, Asteriskct@... writes:
<< The article is this month's ILA Report, on page 19. >>