'Mystery Man' Tops 10 Mass Shootings Prevented By Gun Owners

September 18, 2013 - 1:49 PM
By Jeffrey Meyer

Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association said in 2012 that, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," and it looks like BuzzFeed has taken his sentiment to heart by compiling nine potential mass shootings stopped by someone with a gun.

While Buzz Feed has its list of nine, we've added one of our own to make it an even ten:

An unknown man in Oklahoma stopped a potential mass shooting when a Marine on leave visiting his father began firing at an apartment complex. The Marine, who apparently was upset about his military status, began firing indiscriminately in the area before the unidentified private citizen drew his gun and stopped the shooter before anyone was hurt.

Buzz Feed's list is as follows:

1. Assistant principal stops student from going at rampage by accessing gun from his truck.

2. Banquet hall owner confronted student with his shotgun after the student shot and killed a teacher at a middle school dance.

3. Two students at Appalachian School of Law obtained their guns from their cars after hearing shots and forced the shooter to drop his weapon.

4. A former police officer in Minnesota confronted a gunman at church, eventually causing the gunman to take his own life.

5. Off-duty cop in Salt Lake City, Utah stopped a shooter from killing more people in a public square by confronting him with his own gun until police could arrive.

6. Customer in a convenience store in Virginia shot and subdued a man with a gun who opened fire on the clerk and other patrons.

7. Off-duty cop stopped a man in New York who decided to shoot up an AT&T store. The cop, Donald J. Moore drew his gun on the shooter eventually killing him at the scene.

8. Nick Meli drew his gun at a mall in Oregon and confronted shooter who had killed 2 other people. Meli did not have to fire any shots as the shooter retreated when he saw the gun.

9. Lisa Castellano, an off-duty cop working security, shot Jesus Manuel Garcia at a San Antonio movie theater after the gunman opened fire and eventually began shooting at the San Antonio Police Department.

Looks like Wayne LaPierre may have been right after all.