Masked Gunman Attacks McDonald’s Restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama

The United States nearly had another deadly mass shooting on Sunday, October 28, if it wasn’t for a quick-thinking father with a firearm. On Sunday night, a masked gunman came into a McDonald’s restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, and started shooting.


The armed father, whose name has not been released, was dining with his children. He leapt into action, returning fire on the gunman. The father fatally wounded the gunman, who died at the scene. Both he and one of his children were struck by bullets, suffering non life-threatening injuries and were rushed to the hospital.


It’s unclear what the gunman’s motives were, but police have been quick to assert that the gun-toting dad who stopped the shooting would not face charges.


There are examples like this story monthly, where a good guy (non law enforcement) with a gun has prevented carnage from an evil person. If guns were strictly limited or banned by local, state or federal laws, this situation in Birmingham, Alabama, most likely been another painful and deadly situation for law abiding people.


Marty Koval Added Oct 31, 2018 - 7:44am
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Steel Breeze Added Oct 31, 2018 - 10:20am
the only surecure for these nutjobs.......return fire...
Jeffry Gilbert Added Oct 31, 2018 - 10:28am
The armed father, whose name has not been released, was dining with his children. 
Dining? Surely you jest. To dine one must have actual food. 
Liberal1 Added Oct 31, 2018 - 12:04pm
Waiting for the conspiracy theorists to start asking why the guy's vehicle hasn't been mentioned, commenting about planted incriminating evidence by the FBI, explaining how surveillance videos were most probably faked and calling him a mentally ill lone wolf with no connections to their political political party, involved in what is clearly another liberal false flag operation to drum up more votes!
Oh, I forgot...  the guy was Black so he must be either a thug or a terrorist.
BTW, before you go there, I have no problem with the guy defending himself and shooting a criminal that is threatening his life.
FacePalm Added Oct 31, 2018 - 2:50pm
i read about this earlier today.  i also just did a websearch for "mcdonalds shooter birmingham alabama" and from what i read, neither the names nor the races of either the dead assailant or the hero civilian have been released.
The dad suffered "serious," yet unspecifed injuries, and one of the 2 sons there was also either shot or grazed; article just said "wounded."
But the suppression of stories of successful defenses of life, liberty, or property has been standard for well over 30 years; those who wish to remove our right to defend ourselves from bullies of all stripes have a vested interest in holding up mass shooters as tar babies to support the gun-grabber agenda and subsequently disarm everyone who had nothing to do with the shooting.
Thank God we have a Trump who's actually keeping his Oath of Office.  Frankly, i got a real laugh at how easily he deceived democrats into revealing their true "steal all the guns" agenda, then popped their greedy balloons instantly by revealing that he'd NEVER oppose the Second!  i've seen video of that likely ChiCom traitor, Feinstein, gleefully rubbing her hands together at that WH meeting, no doubt hoping beyond hope that they could achieve their long-sought socialist goal.  The wife of a victim of the attempted assassination of Reagan revealed it long ago, too:
'Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.' 
-Sarah Brady, Chairman of Handgun Control to Senator Howard Metzanbaum
'The National Educator', January 1994 Page 3
Liberal1 Added Oct 31, 2018 - 3:21pm
FacePalm, you couldn't have been looking too hard. (took me less than 30 seconds and that's why I asked that rhetorical question).
Masked gunman killed by armed father in McDonald’s shooting identified as Birmingham 24-year-old
Three+ pages of google links are available from numerous different sources, as well.  Hardly "suppression".
Marty Koval Added Oct 31, 2018 - 3:28pm
Many on the left would loved to have both the first and second amendments abolished, because they are the only things that stand in their way of achieving their goal to totally transform America.  This transformation process started in the 1950's and over the last 60 plus years has turned America into a morally sick and divisive nation.
Political correctness, which has been embrace by the left is to restrict and condemn free speech. This is required to keep opposing ideas, philosophies and moral beliefs from influencing  people on the left who might be open to other doctrine.  They demonize the freedom to own guns, because the people who own them, represent the largest informal free standing militia in the world.  As long as this free standing militia exist, the political left can never archive their ultimate object of transforming America into an "immoral and totalitarian” state that will control all aspects of national life.
Ken Added Oct 31, 2018 - 3:34pm
This happens more often than people know, and is seldom reported.  Far more deaths have been prevented annually by known carrying firearms than every taken by mass shootings in total.  Most mass shootings happen in gun free zones - (98% since 1952).
It is well documented that the Aurora Theatre shooter, the CT school shooter, the Orlando knightclub shooter - among most others - specifically chose their locations due to gun restrictions.  The Orlando nightclub had nothing to do with the fact it was a gay nightclub - it was actually the shooter's 3rd choice!
FacePalm Added Oct 31, 2018 - 4:29pm
You sortof prove my point.  MSM doesn't (or didn't used to) report on SUCCESSFUL defenses of life, liberty or property from criminals and bullies, just the "mass shooters," many of whom were kids spaced out on psychotropic drugs and addicted to violent video games - but now, with the internet and independent CITIZEN reporters, the co-opted Op. Mockingbird puppets can no longer control the narrative and thus brainwash those who foolishly trusted them.
This fact has pissed them off no end, which is why they exult in the recent massive banning of conservative, religious, republican, independent, and America-loving bloggers at the venues controlled by leftist Silicon valley tyrants...especially CNN, whose staff openly lobbied to get AJ banned - and since AJ routinely got FAR more weekly viewership than CNN, makes their actions "tortious interference" with a direct competitor, which is likely to be at least one of the grounds on which AJ is suing the shit out of them.  i hope he wins Big Bux.
And what happened to the ACLU?  Used to be they were all in favor of free speech, and routinely defended scum like the Aryan Nation and the KKK - but now, they've gone OPENLY leftist!  So much for the noble defense of free speech, eh?
At the risk of stealing some of Ken's thunder, the right to free speech is COMPROMISED by those who object to another's speech by shouting them down so they can't be heard, no matter how vile or despicable.   Let the "marketplace of ideas" the hell alone, and superior speech/ideas will rise to the top where fair-minded individuals are left free to combat the nutcases with intelligent counterpoint that is often irrefutable.  Anyone and everyone who explains with "Shut up!" is a petty tyrant, at best.
Or as Jefferson noted:  "Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason if left free to combat it," leading me to also understand that where reason is DENIED, those errors of opinion may no LONGER be tolerated.
FacePalm Added Oct 31, 2018 - 4:44pm
Also, liberal1, it may be that i simply picked a website at random that identified no one; the article you linked to DOES identify the young black man, who apparently has a criminal past, based on the reported info that the assailant has "just completed" some program or other.
How long, do you think, before Trump will be blamed for "creating an atmosphere" or "blowing a dog whistle" which "caused" the violence?
Too bad; another angry black man dead.  The shooting was justified, according to the now-two articles i;ve read, which both say that no charges will be filed against the dad.  Apparently, at least one employee called him a hero, and i suspect that all the rest of the patrons in the McD's feel grateful, as well...though they'll likely suffer PTSD and nightmares for years to come.
Jeff Michka Added Oct 31, 2018 - 6:48pm
We have Faced jaundiced words about the "grateful McDonald's patrons."  Thr rightists always run to the cure for gun violence is MORE GUNS.  Yeah, those "damn Jews" would have been better off hiring armed guards and all carrying guns.  Imagine the whole congregation returning fire all at once.  Of course, those dead are deserved, they're Jews after all, and should be killed, right, rightists?
Marty Koval Added Oct 31, 2018 - 7:34pm
Jeff Michka:
There are a lot of churches today and some businesses that have security systems in place that can head off and stop a person who wants to do harm. This is required because there are way too many deranged people out there that have evil intentions. These evil people want to kill, injure and maim as many innocent people as possible because of their harden hearts.
Innocent people have the rights to defend themselves from these evil people, who are trying to kill them. The best way to defend yourself from this evil is to be prepared at all times for the worst case scenario and have the tools in hand to accomplish this.
James Travil Added Oct 31, 2018 - 7:41pm
This article is yet ANOTHER of the many reasons to avoid McDonald's. 
Ken Added Oct 31, 2018 - 8:43pm
many of whom were kids spaced out on psychotropic drugs and addicted to violent video games
That is actually incorrect, the ages vary a lot.  The consistent factor however is that they tend to be disturbed, loners and almost always leftists with some kind of psychological problem (redundant? :)
And what happened to the ACLU?  Used to be they were all in favor of free speech, and routinely defended scum like the Aryan Nation and the KKK - but now, they've gone OPENLY leftist! 
The KKK is leftist. For decades it was the militant arm of the democrat party.  Now as America has seen racism in significant decline and membership in the KKK estimated at only about 12,000 total, antifa has stepped up to take their place.
The ACLU has been openly leftist for decades and seldom defends free speech of conservatives.  They do only once in a while to appear "bipartisan".
They have openly stated in the past few months that they are standing with liberal causes
something similar from a decade ago
it is easy enough to do a quick search and find articles of quotes and positions, if don't like my sources, there are plenty that reported it
Liberal1 Added Oct 31, 2018 - 9:33pm
"The KKK is leftist."
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!   I'm sure that will come as a big shock to David Duke, Steve King and Robert "Blue Dog" Byrd.
Ken, you never cease to crack me up.  Seriously, you are a very funny guy.
James Travil Added Oct 31, 2018 - 11:04pm
The KKK IS "leftist" compared to Kenny. 
FacePalm Added Nov 1, 2018 - 12:11am
Ken is quite correct that the KKK was founded by democrats; these mostly Southerners were sick of Northern tyranny, and especially how they tried to make blacks equal to whites by process of law.
Are democrats historically associated with the Left, yes or no?  If yes, then of course the KKK would be left-IST.
He's also right that any idiot KKK who remain are minimal and dwindling vestiges of a past long dead; in fact, probably at LEAST 50% of their membership are gov't agents, too...and any and every identified group is under routine surveillance.
IOW, their facility at being a threat is quite minimal-to-nonexistent.  Anyone remember their "big march" on Washington's mall last Spring, i think?  Like 12 people showed up.  LOL!  They're a joke.  Antifa got so mad they ended up attacking police and passers-by, instead.
opher goodwin Added Nov 1, 2018 - 7:19am
Face/Ken - you really believe that KKK is leftish?? 
opher goodwin Added Nov 1, 2018 - 7:23am
I'd sure feel safer next time I visit the States if all the staff at every restaurant were armed! Perhaps we should arm the primary school kids too and save all those lockdowns! Just invite the bad guys in and the kids can blow them away!!
We could have armed vigilantes rounding up all those gang kids too and lynching them!
Stone-Eater Added Nov 1, 2018 - 7:24am
LOL I said people over there are "lost in information " :)))
FacePalm Added Nov 1, 2018 - 8:36am
What part of "democrats started the KKK; democrats are on the left of the political spectrum; the KKK are leftist" did you not understand?  Democratic senator Richard Byrd was a high OFFICIAL in the KKK, WHILE HE WAS IN OFFICE!  The Liar Klinton PRAISED HIM profusely, and in point of fact, she herself went to a Hallowe'en party IN BLACKFACE!  (she doesn't want that photo going viral)
Well, if you visit the States you'd fit right in with the KKK and/or democrats, especially the NWO traitors.
If you want to "feel safer," i'd suggest a move to Birmingham, UK, aka "Little Pakistan."  Be sure to bring your gun - oh, right, you can't because the UK's internal traitors decided years ago that you Brits can't HAVE firearms to protect yourselves, so i suggest you wear your hijab, maybe bring some battery acid or a dull knife. 
IOW, don't you have enough trouble right where you are?  Don't you think you should tend to your OWN problems rather than misstating and bloviating nonsensical claims about those in America, sticking your nose and your opinion where it doesn't belong?
Now, if you want to move HERE, i'd suggest beautiful democrat-run Detroit or the South side of Chicago, also democrat run.  Here, though, you CAN choose to be armed, and - just like the dad with his two sons (you know, the subject of this article?) defend yourself and your family from attacks by anyone at any time...but remember to check behind your attacker so you don't hurt anyone but the attacker...
Apparently, you despise liberty.  Don't worry, the ChiComs will take good care of you...unless your "social score" is too low, then you'll be killed, your organs harvested and sold on the black market, maybe after a few years as a slave making products in factories with "suicide nets" so you can't even escape by killing yourself, first.  Yeah, leftist ideologies don't seem to end very well...
Marty Koval Added Nov 1, 2018 - 8:57am
England doesn’t have a Second Amendment of their own, and it’s a pity for the British people. First, they lost their guns. And, as a result, violent crime skyrocketed. Murders continue and the weapon of choice are knives. The city of London is now banning knives and this will not stop the murders.
Criminals don’t become criminals because certain tools are available. They make use of the tools available to them. If they can get guns, they use guns. If they can’t, they use knives, clubs, hammers, screwdrivers, cars, fists, poison, explosives, harsh language, whatever they can.
Just goes to show what conservatives and Second Amendment advocates have been saying for years: It’s not the gun, stupid. It is the evil harden hearts of people who want to do bad things.
FacePalm Added Nov 1, 2018 - 9:26am
Brazilians just elected a "Trump of the South" who says he wants Brazilians to have the equivalent of a 2nd Amendment, too.
In point of fact, the NWO/OWG scumbags are being defeated left and right, all around the globe, as Citizens of ALL countries awaken to the danger they're in from these insane satanists/pedophiles and their plans to have a world government run by un-elected(and therefore unaccountable to anyone but God) banksters/corporate heads.
This has been their goal for hundreds of years, dating back at LEAST to the formation of the Bavarian Illuminati, Adam Weishaupt and Albert Pike, but helped along by various megalomaniacs like Cecil Rhodes, the S. African diamond magnate who left his vast fortune to create the Fabian Society, which founded "Round Table" groups in all countries with this end-goal in mind: Tyranny, a tyranny in service to the evil one, satan, and his imps/demons.  He also set up the "Rhodes scholarships," tasked with finding young people who were deemed compatible with their goals - like Bill Klinton and his literal witch of a wife.
"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values.  Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities."
-- Zbigniew Brezhinsky, National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter and advisor to 4 other presidents, Executive Director of Trilateral Commission
Source: from his book, BETWEEN TWO AGES
His daughter now sits next to "Morning Joe," and now you perhaps see why their Trump-hatred is so vicious; they know that Trump is a Champion for Liberty, and has taken a very public stand against the globalists who wish to end even the IDEA of unalienable Rights given by God.
God, however, has other plans.
Stone-Eater Added Nov 1, 2018 - 10:04am
Brzezinski. Sure. One of the biggest war mongers and -criminals and hegemons that ever existed. Anyone who likes that asshole is......a fucking NAZI. In the REAL sense.
Stone-Eater Added Nov 1, 2018 - 10:07am
BTW: Only a twisted mind can talk of being a believer in Jesus and at the same time approve the ideas of such a monster. Cognitive dissonance....
FacePalm Added Nov 1, 2018 - 11:47am
If you're referring to me, you're mistaken, as should be obvious from the context of the post.  If you're not, but just making a general observation about that cretin, i completely agree...which is why i pointed out the likely reason for Mika and Joe's Trump hate.
Stone-Eater Added Nov 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
In that case I didn't notice it correctly....sorry :-)
Marty Koval Added Nov 1, 2018 - 12:35pm
From the latest statistics (2016), Brazil gun deaths per 100,000 people is 19.65. In comparison, it is 3.85 deaths per 100,000 people for the USA. You can see why the Brazilian president wants to have a 2nd amendment, because the only people who have guns now are the police, drug dealers and other evil people.
I been to Brazil many times, and outside some small safe areas of the large cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, is like a war zone. The common people who do not have guns are always in fear of getting killed in many areas of these cities. Without guns, they cannot defend themselves.
FacePalm Added Nov 1, 2018 - 2:42pm
Thank you.  What you just did there speaks very highly of your character, and i appreciate it.
Yes, many, many studies - even practical application - have proven repeatedly that where criminals are afraid of armed resistance, crime plummets.
Kennesaw, Georgia requires Citizens to obtain firearms; crime drops like a rock.
Ari Silverstein Added Nov 2, 2018 - 8:35am
“There are examples like this story monthly”
True.  However, daily there are stories of guns causing senseless harm and/or accidentally killing people.  I’m all for gun rights and the second amendment, but not for one second do I think they make us any safer. Out of fear one of my children gets a hold of it or that I cause some accident, I’ll never own a gun. 
Marty Koval Added Nov 2, 2018 - 8:56am
"Responsible gun ownership" can mean different things to many different people, but it probably should not. Not only do we as gun owners have a duty to ensure that firearms are handled safely at all times, we also have a duty to ensure that firearms do not end up in the wrong hands.
 The basic rules of gun safety:

Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
Never point a firearm at anything you are not willing to destroy.
Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
Keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction at all times.
Be sure of your target and your backstop.
Never store a firearm loaded.

 Guns not in possession of the owner, must stay locked in a gun cabinet/safe and are not to be taken out without the owner's knowledge and direct supervision.
FacePalm Added Nov 2, 2018 - 5:05pm
Your fears are well-founded; unless your children have been brought up properly, to understand how to handle firearms, clean them, the damage they can do, and the consequences attendant on using them in an evil way, yep, don't own one.
What i've been recommending for YEARS, now, is to get fingerprint-coded lock boxes where you can keep your fully-loaded firearm ready to go at a moment's notice.  That way, only YOU(or those whom you trust) can have access to it...and they can be mounted anywhere, from the center console of your mode of transportation to your bedside to under an office desk.
I'm being reminded of a story about a guy who was walking around with a holstered pistol in an open carry state; someone approached him to ask, 'Is that thing loaded?'
He replied, 'Yep."
She asked, "Isn't that dangerous?"
He answered, "No more dangerous than my fire extinguisher, and it's loaded, too, so it can be used at a moments notice during an emergency."
After all, if you don't have a firearm and advertise the fact, you may as well put up a neon "victim here" sign on your front door...just like the morons with their "Gun-free zone" signs.
John Howard Added Nov 2, 2018 - 5:31pm
This story is a perfect example of why we need more gun control. 
If this so-called "Dad" had been properly disarmed, many people might have died, MSM would have three or four days of headlines and lots more views,  Diane Feinstein would get some face-time on CNN, Democrats and Republicans could have visited the site for photo-ops and blamed each other for this tragedy, and calls for ever-more gun-control would have gained some traction.
"Dad" ruined everything.
FacePalm Added Nov 2, 2018 - 7:11pm
Very wry, John - and quite apropos.  Nice.
Marty Koval Added Nov 2, 2018 - 10:09pm
The best gun control is to use two hands!!

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