Monday, October 5, 2015

Oregon's Hero: Chris Mintz

Last Thursday, another school shooting occurred. Yes, another one. These horrific events are starting to become more and more popular, and make headlines across the United States. The most recent shooting happened at a community college in Oregon. A 26 year old man walked into one of the buildings, and started shooting through another door at those in that specific room, killing nine people. In the midst of the shooting, Chris Mintz, a student and army veteran, attempted to stop the shooter. Mintz repeatedly told him to stop, and put the gun down. He was shot five times, and is now recovering in a hospital. He had gunshot wounds, and two broken legs. I think it is incredible how Mintz reacted to the shooting. He showed great bravery, and deserves to be rewarded for that. Luckily, many people support him through his recovery, and everyone is grateful for his service in the military, and his dedication to protecting those in his country.


4 comments:

  1. It is amazing how some people can be so brave! I wonder if you think more restrictive laws on gun control would have stopped this shooting?

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  2. So many tragic deaths directly caused by firearms and gun control. It makes you think about whether there are not tight enough restrictions on guns. With that said, guns will never be eliminated from society so people need to learn to deal with them.

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  3. I can't believe I didn't know about this sooner! How can something so horrific go by unnoticed by the whole nation! Mintz is a brave man and shows the ideals of what its like to stand up against criminals like the shooter. There have just been too many shootings and deaths in this country, showing that gun control needs to be more authoritative. Don't let crazy lunatics purchase a gun, because the result is obvious and it will keep happening until this country does something about it! God bless Chris Mintz and all of those who show bravery in these dark events.

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  4. Grant, Why only one post in Oct.? This post has potential: CM sounds incredibly heroic. Yet, you offer no link to an outisde source. This would let readers understand what conversation you are joining (Are you calling for others to recognize his bravery? to follow suit? to pass more stringent gun laws so that such bravery is no longer necessary? for media to spend more energy focusing on heroes and less on the shooter?). You don't offer pictures either. This is a real strength of the medium -- one reason people blog more than write letters to the editor.

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