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    Navy officer, Marine fought, fired personal weapons to take out Chattanooga gunman

    "A Navy officer and a Marine fired their sidearms hoping to kill or subdue the gunman who murdered five service members last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to multiple military officials familiar with internal reporting on the tragedy."

    http://www.navytimes.com/story/milit...nman/30426817/

    "Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the support centerís commanding officer, used his personal firearm to engage Abdulazeez during the attack, Navy Times reported. Four sources confirmed that the officerís actions were included in a report distributed to senior Navy leaders after the attack.

    A Navy official also told The Washington Post that one of the slain Marines likely used a personal firearm to return fire with Abdulazeez.

    Navy Times reported that officials will know whether the suspect was shot by return fire after an autopsy and ballistics assessment are completed."

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...pt-stop-chatt/
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    Considering the severe punishment the recruiters would have faced if caught carrying a concealed pistol, I'm surmising that they both went with deep concealment of mouse guns rather than risk toting around standard sidearms. Either way, even a full-size pistol is not much of a match for a rifle but at least the soldier went down fighting.
    Last edited by OC4me; 07-23-2015 at 01:31 PM.

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    The defenders were not at the Recruitment Center, but at the NOSC

    Quote Originally Posted by OC4me View Post
    Considering the severe punishment the recruiters would have faced if caught carrying a concealed pistol, I'm surmising that they both went with deep concealment of mouse guns rather than risk toting around standard sidearms. Either way, even a full-size pistol is not much of a match for a rifle but at least the soldier went down fighting.
    Both defenders were at the NOSC (Naval Operations Support Center) not at the recruitment center. The Commander of the NOSC could authorize himself to carry. It is possible that the Marine went to his vehicle to retrieve a weapon to fight with. It was reported as a Glock.

    http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2015/07...-sidearms.html
    Last edited by ccwinstructor; 07-24-2015 at 07:57 AM. Reason: add link

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