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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

‘We Were Sitting Ducks; Gun Saved Our Lives’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WWJ) – A Michigan representative who survived a gun attack during a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Virginia is detailing the harrowing moments the gunman opened fire.

Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop tells WWJ Newsradio 950 he was attending the practice around 5:30 a.m., just outside of Alexandria, when shots rang out. He said he and his colleagues were “sitting ducks.”

“As we were standing here this morning, a gunman walked up to the fence line and just began to shoot. I was standing at home plate and he was in the third base line,” Bishop said. “He had a rifle that was clearly meant for the job of taking people out, multiple casualties, and he had several rounds and magazines that he kept unloading and reloading.”

The shooting went on for roughly 10 minutes, with some accounts putting the number of shots fired around 100. Four people were injured, including two Capitol Hill police officers and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Louisiana. The suspect was also shot.

“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. We were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit — every single one of us,” said Bishop. “He was coming around the fence line and he was looking for all of us who had found cover in different spots. But if we didn’t have return fire right there, he would have come up to each one of us and shot us point-blank.”

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Jim said...

ONE PERSON carrying a weapon prevented a massacre.

Does this make the case for concealed-carry?

You never know when or where this kind of thing might happen. That's why I carry almost all the time now.

Rebel Without a Clue said...

Now I'm sure that this was staged just so the Republicans can put forth and pass the "National CCW" bill!

It is odd that no one attacked the Democrat team practicing down the road.

I wish all of those injured the very best in recovery.

Anonymous said...

2 capitol hill police and only 1 gun. Image the difference in the outcome if they all had been armed! I bet we wouldn't be preparing for a trial.

Anonymous said...

Do not carry, if you don't have a license!. I did. I was stopped for speeding. Had an open container of beer. Was placed under arrest. Told arresting officer there was a handgun in the center console. I am now looking at 3 to 5 years for carring concieled without a license. They forgot all about the open container. And don't give me the b.s. about not speeding, I was keeping up with the traffic flow.

Concerned Retiree said...

Best wishes for those that were injured, physically or mentally. This is a very traumatic experience for the average person.

Rebel gives the insinuation that it was staged by Republicans. I will differ from him, since a person asked before the shooting if the players were Democrat or Republicans.

That brings me to a point that Democrats always state except from a Republicans point of view. Did this occur because of Obama, Clinton, Soros and the Democrats spewed hate towards President Trump and Republicans. Their comments could very well have instigated this incident. Just look at the riots they have instigated.

Rebel Without a Clue said...

Sorry Retiree: I had a <> tag at the end of that line that somehow disappeared when being posted. Staging is a Democrat thing.

Anonymous said...

Wish all the best. glad to see he was a terrible shot. could not have been a conservative

Anonymous said...

If you were pulled over for speeding, them you seem to admit it. Keeping up with the flow of traffic excuse is just that. The defensive attitude says you don't feel the need to admit when you're responsible. Speeding, open container, AND a gun?! Seriously??! IMO, the aggressive driving that keeps escalating is largely due to people of your mindset, just so you know. No speed is enough for some on the roads nowadays, which is part of the whole "dangerous intersection" problem. Look at all the collisions happening at intersections that have a traffic signal & tell me again how not having one is the problem.

Anonymous said...

The left has been so obsessed with killing that now the mindless robots are doing just that. The lefties have blood on their hands again.

lmclain said...

9:53...if more people knew about and practiced the perfectly legal right of "jury nullification", which basically says a jury of your peers can find you not guilty NO MATTER WHAT THE LAW OR PROSECUTOR SAYS.
Read that again.
If I was on your "3-5 year" jury, the only thing you'd be looking at would be the menu at Longhorn.
I NEVER recommend drinking and driving (really really stupid), but I wholeheartedly recommend carrying a gun ALL THE TIME.
Thugs don't give you a lot of notice when things are getting ready to pop off.
And, the police, in 99.99% of cases ARE NOT THERE to help you. What they (and your "leaders") PREFER is that you and your kids take a few rounds so they can rail against gun violence (and the Constitution).
NEVER think you need some other man to tell you if it's okay with them if you protect your family using the GOD GIVEN rights you have (not anything GRANTED to you by a sissy bureaucrat or a wanna be Nazi).
Jury nullification.
The next to last bastion of a free people.
Keep cheering. And carry extra rounds.