By Keith Johnson
Although recent high-profile mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin have renewed calls for stiffer gun control legislation, at least one segment of American society isn’t falling for the hype. Across the nation, gutsy senior citizens are not only arming themselves at a record pace, they are also putting those guns to work in defense of themselves and others.
In Early, Texas, 66-year-old Vic Stacy is being hailed as a hero after using his .357 magnum pistol to save the life of a local police sergeant who came under fire from a deranged gunman.
The incident unfolded on July 29, when Charles Conner shot and killed two of his neighbors at the Peach House RV Park over a dispute about dogs defecating on his property. Stacy, also a resident, heard the gunfire and went out to investigate. That’s when he noticed that Conner, armed with a rifle, had the first arriving officer pinned down behind his patrol car and unable to return fire.
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- Toledoan mistakenly shoots officer (toledoblade.com)
- Driver runs light, totals patrol car (utsandiego.com)