Concealed Carry Hero Stops Gunman From Wreaking Further Havoc At Sports Bar

There’s always a ton of debate about the merits of citizens being permitted to carry weapons with them in a concealed fashion, but there are situations in which the laws on the books help prevent further tragedies. This is one of those situations.

A scary scene played out at a sports bar in South Arlington, Texas after an unidentified man entered the restaurant and began arguing with an employee. That argument escalated in some horrific fashion, and shots were fired before you knew it.

As the Daily Mail shares, an armed customer is being lauded as a hero after he shot the gunman dead - after the gunman had just shot an employee dead right in front of terrified patrons. The crazy scene played out at the Zona Caliente Sports Bar, which is noted as a Hooters-style establishment that features scantily clad waitresses.

The gunman entered the bar and began arguing with an unidentified employee, and things escalated quickly.

It’s unclear if the two of them had a prior relationship, but it certainly appeared that way as things got awfully heated in a hurry. The unidentified gunman was apparently having some trouble getting his point across, so he decided that the best way to accomplish that was to brandish a gun.

He would quickly shoot the unsuspecting employee dead, and patrons at the bar were left in stunned terror.

As panic enveloped the establishment, one customer apparently kept his cool. He instructed his wife to duck for cover, and he pulled out his concealed carry firearm.

The customer shot the gunman dead on the spot, and the authorities were quickly on the scene soon thereafter.

Details remain sketchy at this point, but it appears as witnesses have corroborated the customer’s story. The gunman came in the bar and started arguing with an employee, who is believed to have been a manager at the restaurant.

All reports indicate that the situation escalated in the blink of an eye, and it may have turned out much worse if not for the customer that put a stop to things.

It appears as if the customer is legally licensed to carry a firearm in concealed fashion, and that has brought proponents of the law to the forefront. Even those on the fence are viewing the man as some sort of a hero, but others are concerned that this could also lead to a spike in copycat vigilantes sticking their noses into situations that don’t necessarily call for firearms.

Opponents are saying that minor disagreements can quickly escalate in all sorts of situations, and those that may not be responsible enough to restrain themselves from pulling the trigger unnecessarily can cause some serious damage. Supporters are saying that this man saved dozens of lives.

What do you think?

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Arlington PD/Twitter, U.S. Air Force/2nd Lt. Kidron B. Vestal Generic Photo, Facebook, Zona Caliente Sports Bar/Facebook, NBCDFW 5 News

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