“Augusta Police say two bystanders, legally armed with handguns, stepped in during a shooting incident at a Walmart in Augusta. Police say four suspects were taken into custody by police Sunday after allegedly firing gunshots in the parking lot of a Walmart.” Clearly another case of shoddy media reporting standards. As we all know, guns are only used to wreak death and destruction on an unarmed, peace-loving populace.
If you’re not going to believe an authoritative source like Slate on that point, who are you going to believe?
The suspects involved were sitting in vehicles parked next to each other when the altercation arose. The occupants of one vehicle fired at the occupants of the other, which resulted in return gunfire.
When the shooting stopped, police said one suspect exited their vehicle to confront the occupants of the other. This is when two bystanders, who were legally carrying, interfered and stopped the incident, police said.
Remember that your betters at Politico also advise that incidents like this really don’t happen. So move along and don’t try this at home, kids.