James Shaw Jr. saving the world

| April 22, 2018 | 35 Comments

Early this morning, a gunman killed four people and wounded four others at an Antioch, Tennessee Waffle House. 29-year-old James Shaw Jr. prevented the body count from being much higher, according to the Tennessean;

James Shaw Jr., 29, said after feeling cornered he saw an opportunity to tackle the man shooting into an Antioch Waffle House. He said he doesn’t feel like a hero.

Police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters Sunday morning that the Waffle House hero rushed the suspected shooter, disarmed him and threw the assault rifle he was carrying over the counter.

“I don’t really know, when everyone said that (of being a hero), it feels selfish,” Shaw Jr. “I was just trying to get myself out. I saw the opportunity and pretty much took it.”

Shaw was grazed by a bullet and spent a few hours at the hospital;

“While I was in hospital, a girl that was there said you saved my life,” he said. “I didn’t do it to be hero.”

The gunman is still on the loose but he won’t see his name here.

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  1. Hayabusa says:

    Well done, young man.

    Funny how real heroes reject that label, while stolen valor phonies concoct fantasies to claim it.

  2. C2Show says:

    Good stuff from modest Mr Shaw! Heroic effort indeed.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    His mother raised him right. Good job!

  4. AW1Ed says:

    Bravo Zulu, James Shaw! Damn well done.

    PS,
    Chicks dig scars.

  5. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Here we go again with the so called “Assault” Rifle ban after the horrific Waffle House tragedy. I wish I knew how to send my IPN South Florida MVA/fatality texts I get every day along I-95 and the Florida Tpke to this site so we all can try and get vehicles banned and go back to horse and carriage.
    /Sarc

  6. GDContractor says:

    He’s lucky the shooter didn’t have the rifle set to full semi-automatic mode.

  7. Devtun says:

    SoS Mayor of Nashville saw an open opportunity to spew some virtue signalling look-at-me comprehensive gun control talking points at the presser. A POS cunt rehearsing for his next gig – maybe governor or US congressman.

  8. Roh-Dog says:

    Thank you Mr Shaw! I respectfully disagree. You are a hero to those you saved, their families and the society in which you live.
    Keep up the great work!

  9. The Other Whitey says:

    “He said he doesn’t feel like a hero.”

    Heroes rarely do.

  10. SFC D says:

    Mr. Shaw, you are indeed a hero. This is what good men do!

  11. Jus Bill says:

    WZ (via TV news source) says the shooter was arrested by the Secret Service earlier, and police confiscated his weapons due to the conviction. After, they gave them to his dad, who GAVE THEM BACK TO THE SHOOTER, violating a bunch of laws.

    But “BAN EVIL GUNZ!!!!!!” Just watch.

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      From the Tennessean;

      In July 2017, the U.S. Secret Service arrested XXX for being in a “restricted area” near the White House, according to the Secret Service.

      “He wanted to set up a meeting with the president,” said Secret Service representative Todd Hudson.

      After the arrest, his Illinois firearms authorization was revoked and local Illinois police seized four weapons.

      “Among the weapons seized by those authorities was the AR-15 rifle used at the Waffle House today,” said Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron at a Sunday afternoon news conference.

      On Aug. 24, 2017, sheriffs deputies in Tazewell County, Illinois took a state-issued card from XXX that Illinois requires for someone to own a weapon. During a Sunday news conference streamed online, Tazewell County Sheriff Robert M. Huston said XXX volunteered to give up his four weapons.

      However, XXX’s father was present when those deputies came to confiscate the guns, Huston said. The father had a valid state authorization card and asked the police if he could keep the weapons. Deputies gave Reingold’s father the weapons, Huston said.

      “He was allowed to do that after he assured deputies he would keep them secure and away from Travis,” Huston said, referring to XXX’s father.

      Huston and Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said they believe Reingold’s father returned the weapons to Reingold.

  12. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Mr. Shaw, you manned up and did what was right when you-know-what hit the fan, KUDOS!!!

  13. OWB says:

    Amazing and heroic things happen when folks find their will to survive, especially when they take decisive and correct action.

    Well done, young man. You are a big help in restoring my faith in your generation. Too often what we see is bad press, but you single handedly are reversing that.

    Thank you, Mr. Shaw. Your family raised you well.

  14. 26Limabeans says:

    Somewhere Davy Crockett is smiling.

  15. Sparks says:

    Well done Mr. Shaw! Damned well done indeed Sir.

    I hope the nut case, XXX AND his Father, Mr. XXX, Sr. both go behind bars the rest of their lives.

  16. Mason says:

    “he doesn’t feel like a hero.”

    Heroes never do. Be wary of anyone who touts their own heroics *cough* John Kerry *cough*.

    Mr. Shaw though is an obvious and real hero. I wish we had more people with the intestinal fortitude to fight this sort of evil.

  17. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    I was looking in the dictionary under “Balls of Steel” and it said: See James Shaw Jr.

  18. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Good stuff, humble guy who stepped up when it mattered. Pretty awesome, heroic stuff for me.

  19. RCAF-CHAIRBORNE says:

    Well done brave Sir

  20. Devtun says:

    What’s his name pos is in custody. The father will be next.

  21. Docduracoat says:

    I would be glad to buy this hero a gun of his choosing
    And pay for whatever class his state requires so that he can become a licensed concealed carrier.
    Imagine what it would be like like if all the patrons of that Waffle House were armed.

  22. OldSoldier54 says:

    When you find Mrs. Right, Brother, please have many children. The Republic is in need of more REAL Americans.

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