On Monday, November 18, 2019 a man, Yayo Varela, Jr., killed two people in a Walmart parking lot in Duncan, Oklahoma.
According to a witness, an armed citizen stopped the murderer.
The murderer killed a man and a woman that were in a parked red sedan in the parking lot.
The woman was allegedly a Walmart worker.
A witness gave ABC news an account of the incident: “He told him to stop, then after that, he did stop, and then the gunman turned the weapon on himself.”
The Daily Mail then reported that the woman was the estranged wife of the murderer.
It went into more detail:
A man shot and killed his estranged wife and her new boyfriend in a Walmart parking lot in Oklahoma before turning the gun on himself when an armed citizen intervened.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a man wearing all black opened fire outside the supercenter in Duncan, which is located at 3393 North 81 Highway. Duncan is about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City.
Officers from the Duncan Police Department said the wife and her boyfriend were found dead inside their car.
The media generally don’t cover cases of defensive gun use. According to research from criminologist Gary Kleck, there are estimates of 2.5 million cases of defensive gun use in America.
In these situations, criminals are either prevented from committing a crime or a potential shooting with a massive body county would likely be prevented. Often times, the law-abiding gun owners doesn’t have to fire their weapon to deescalate the situation.
Constitutional Carry — the idea that a law-abiding citizen can carry a firearm without a permit — went into effect on November 1, 2019.
16 states now have Constitutional Carry.
Vermont always had Constitutional Carry.
Dean Weingarten of Ammoland highlights the other states with Constitutional Carry:
2010, Arizona restored Constitutional Carry.
2011, Wyoming restored Constitutional Carry.
2013, Arkansas passed Act 746 into law. It is effectively Constitutional Carry. Some county prosecutors have threatened prosecution. None has occurred.
2015, Kansas, and Maine became Constitutional Carry club members.
2016, Idaho, Missouri, West Virginia, and Mississippi became Constitutional Carry states.
2017, New Hampshire, and North Dakota restored Constitutional Carry.
2019, South Dakota and Oklahoma, and Kentucky have restored Constitutional Carry.
So far, Constitutional Carry states have experienced no significant increases in crime.
For the Left, this doesn’t matter.
They will likely capitalize on incidents like these to manipulate the population into embracing gun control and rejecting pro-gun laws such as Constitutional Carry.