Thursday afternoon when the assailant began his deadly actions on the small campus, student Mintz ran to ring the emergency bell at the library, then turned and charged right into the area where Mercer was carrying out his murderous rampage. He obviously changed the shooter's thought process, focusing his attention on Mintz, a ten year Army veteran, which allowed many in harm's way to escape. Mintz, 30, received seven gunshot wounds, including two broken legs, but will recover and reportedly shortly thereafter Mercer was either killed by fast arriving local police or ended his own life, a life that was obviously lost and full of hate for his fellow classmates and this nation.
The campus is a gun free zone with only one unarmed security guard in place. In my opinion, that was a recipe for disaster, yet a young man like Mintz didn't delay in doing what he did. Army training kicked into play and it's likely that many students and faculty avoided the fate of others because of his actions.
Now earlier I said that the petition being gathered for award of the Presidential Medal of Honor is not likely to be considered by the President. Why you might ask? Well, it's because it doesn't meet his agenda. After all, our own Homeland Security Department has routinely reported that young veterans area a potential source of terrorists in America even though we know that is not true. And with Obama's focus on gun control no matter what, a story like this one about Mintz would dilute that message.
Remember, Obama couldn't wait to get out front with his gun control harangue before most of us even knew what had happened. He just can't help himself, it must be in his community organizing DNA.
No, Obama is more interested in rewarding those like the "clock boy", Ahmed Mohamed, 14, who came to school with a supposed clock that anyone wary of security issues would have challenged by its very appearance alone. Ahmed is being invited to the White House to be used by Obama as an example of how mainstream America is biased, something the President does shamelessly as part of his routine.. And it was learned later that his father was a Committee on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) activist who has seriously criticized his adopted country; Ahmed's sister has already had run-ins with local school officials and young Ahmed hasn't exactly been a "charmer" at school. Remember, folks, and despite the media black out that CAIR is a huge supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
So Chris Mintz isn't likely to grace the White House with his presence but he does have some very good news which I am sure will ease his plight. It seems that a GoFundMe page has been started for him and as of this morning the account has nearly three quarter of a million dollars deposited. That should go a long way to making his recovery which is likely to be long and grueling affordable. And Americans ares to be congratulated once again for their generosity. Our citizens are truly the best people on earth.
God bless you, Chris Mintz, and here's wishing you a full recovery and a return to normalcy in life as soon as possible. You are a good example of the best that America has to offer.