A man who lives next door to the church grabbed his own rifle and engaged the suspect[...]. The gunman dropped his "Ruger AR assault-type rifle" and fled.Yeah. This is the usual behavior for this kind of murderer: confronted with effective opposition, they flake out.
I expect this story to drop out of sight quickly, or to be accompanied by a lot of pushing for "gun control;" but it was
At least for now, the oldstream media has to sit up, swallow their bubblegum and report the facts: to stop a spree killer, you need a citizen with a gun. And it doesn't make a bit of difference if that citizen has a spiffy uniform, a badge and the sanction of government or not. I'm only sorry the killer wasn't stopped more quickly, by one of his intended victims.
* Not so! This was true until 2015, when the law was changed; since then churches must post specific signage forbidding the carriage of firearms openly and/or concealed, or it is allowed.