from One News Now:
Armed La. Waffle House hero the media ignored
Not fitting in with its anti-gun narrative, the mainstream media has avoided coverage of an armed patron who shot two armed men robbing a Louisiana Waffle House late last week, putting one in the hospital – no other injuries were sustained.
This comes in stark contrast to the Tennessee Waffle House shooting coverage that has emblazoned the headlines of virtually every news hub across the nation, with most reports highlighting the fact that the hero thwarted the attack without a gun – after the gunman had already fatally shot four patrons.
Gun-toting hero falls into media’s Black Hole
Needless to say, little has been made of the argument that none were killed in the Louisiana Waffle House incident because a law-abiding citizen was carrying and using a registered gun. Instead, gun control activists in the media decided to focus on an unarmed man’s heroics – rather than cover a story of how a “good guy with a gun” saved lives – which further strengthens the case for Second Amendment supporters.
The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) issued a press release stating that one of the suspects was recovering in the hospital from multiple gunshot wounds – while being under arrest for one count of armed robbery and another count of attempted robbery – noting that a customer with a gun thwarted a potentially lethal scene.
“Around 10:19 p.m. Thursday, Thomas and another man with semiautomatic handguns entered the Waffle House … [and] the other man jumped the counter and demanded money from the cashier – while also taking $8 from a costumer,” NOLA.com revealed from the NOPD’s statement released last Friday. “Thomas stood on the side by the counter and served as lookout for the other man.”
But armed resistance from a restaurant patron saved the day.
“A customer armed with his personal firearm drew his weapon as the other robber approached him, causing the robber to flee, [and] Thomas then pointed his own weapon at the armed customer,” police divulged from the release, according to NOLA. “The customer fired several shots at Thomas, who then ran out of the Waffle House and fled in a white Chrysler with the other robber. The customer later told police that he believed he had struck Thomas.”