Maddow destroys GOP fantasy that more guns equals less violence
Six people were killed and 14 more were injured when a gunman opened fire on an event outside a Tucson Safeway Saturday.
The tragedy could have been even worse had an armed bystander not thought twice before shooting the hero that disarmed Jared Loughner, the alleged shooter.
"I carry a gun so I was -- I felt like I was a little bit more prepared to do some good and than maybe somebody else would have been," Joe Zamudio told MSNBC's Ed Schultz Monday.
"As I came out of the door of the Walgreens, sir, I saw several individuals wrestling with him and I came running. I was already at a full sprint and you know, there's no time to think about anything," he explained.
"I saw another individual holding the firearm. I kind of assumed he was the shooter. So I grabbed his wrist and you know told him to drop it and forced him to drop the gun on the ground. When he did that, everybody says, no, no, it's this guy."
"Did you ever think in drawing your firearm or you made the determination you didn't have to?" Schultz asked.
"Sir, when I came through the door, I had my hand on the butt of my pistol and I clicked the safety off. I was ready to kill him. But I didn't have to do that and I was very blessed that I didn't have to go to that place," Zamudio replied.
"I would have shot the man holding the gun," he added.
"You would have used that firearm," Schultz pressed.
"You're damn right," Zamudio said.