As Nick Meli told KGW:
"I know after he saw me I think that the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself.'
It seems to me to be a natural secondary follow up story to the shooting stories from last week. But that would be an inconvenient fact to the national news
media falling all over themselves discussing gun bans instead of how guns can save and have saved lives.
Although law enforcement wouldn't divulge Nick Meli's version of events to The Victoria Taft Show, the Zero got a confirmation.
This must have been particularly galling to the woman reporter who knocked on Meli's door at 7:30 yesterday morning. Meli told me via facebook:Authorities confirmed Monday that Meli was seen during the incident, gun drawn, near the entrance to Macy's inside the mall.
That's a great opening question. The guy saves possibly dozens of lives and she asks him why he brought a gun to the mall.I didn't speak with her only told her to leave and that I'm annoyed with people coming to my house, I could tell she was anti guns just buy [sic] her question "we want to know why you had a gun in a gun free zone"
Meli told me:
read here he's not the only packing at the mall these days....Outta sight outta mind, not one person in that mall knew I had that on me until it was needed.
While the news media fall all over themselves "covering" Di Fi's warmed over "assault" weapons ban, the story about the trained, even tempered concealed weapons license holder who pulled his own gun --but didn't shoot--and saved possibly dozens of lives is yet unknown by the rest of the country.