The Clackamas Town Center shooter in Oregon was stopped by a person who was legally licensed to carry a concealed firearm. Nick Meli was carrying a Glock 22, .40 caliber pistol.
As soon as the shooting started, he pulled out his concealed firearm and trained it on the shooter. The shooter made eye contact with Nick and decided to take his own life rather than be stopped in his tracks by a concerned citizen.
Nick did not even need to fire his pistol to stop the killer’s rampage. He did not shoot for fear of hitting people who were running in between himself and the shooter.
Just the presence of a firearm in the hands of a good guy stopped the mall shooter.