Good Guy With A Gun In Oklahoma: “I’m Here To Help”

It’s actually rather shocking that a national news outlet would publish a piece showing good guys with guns in a positive manner. Give it up for Christal Hayes at the USA Today, who might have slipped this through at 5:18pm Friday once all the big wigs went off to their Leftist cocktail parties

Armed citizen who shot Oklahoma gunman told worried crowd, ‘I’m here to help’

Before bullets started flying at an Oklahoma City bar and grill, Bryan Whittle and Juan Carlos Nazario didn’t know each other. But they knew what to do: Stop a gunman before someone dies.

The two, police say, prevented what could have been a deadly attack Thursday night after they armed themselves and took down the shooter, Alexander Tilghman. Both say they don’t feel like heroes.

Nazario, a security guard and former small-town cop, stopped by the pier at Louie’s Grill & Bar Thursday after work when he heard five or six gunshots.

“I looked over and everyone was running from the back restaurant,” he told USA TODAY. That’s when he grabbed his gun and holster from his vehicle and ran toward the sounds.

Inside the busy lakeside restaurant, tables were knocked over, a glass door was shot out and people were hiding in fear. Nazario, a 35-year-old father of two, scanned for the gunman.

“I saw people who were wounded and could just see the worry in their eyes,” he said. “I told them I was looking for the gunman and I’m here to help.”

Certified Awesome. Great. Spectacular.

Despite a restaurant full of innocent lives potentially saved, Nazario said he doesn’t feel like a hero.

“I just can’t understand being called a hero when someone’s life was taken,” he said. “I just did what I had to do. I’m very glad no innocent lives were taken but ultimately, there was a life taken.”

Real heroes don’t have to chest thump. They just are.

Whittle, 39, also felt his bravery wasn’t anything “special.”

“I just did what needed to be done to stop the threat. Nothing special,” he told USA TODAY. “A lot of people would have done the same given the situation.”

Yes, we would have. Of course, if the gun grabbers have their way, it’ll just be bad guys with firearms, and we’ll all have to sit around and wait for law enforcement. That’s not a knock on the folks in blue, it’s just the base average is 3.4 full time law enforcement officers per 1,000 people. And in smaller, safer (meaning non-Dem areas), that number can be lower.

Even ABC’s Good Morning America had good words for these two good Samaritans, and also notes

Police Captain Bo Matthews said the police “have no records of anybody making any other reports” on Tilghman in their system, though he did have a record of a 2003 arrest for domestic assault and battery from when he was 13 years old.

Matthews said that police have not found any record of Tilghman having mental health issues, though said that if someone is to commit “an act like this, you’d have to assume that he probably had a little bit of mental illness.”

So, none of the things the gun grabbers are pushing would have stopped this guy beforehand. Not red flag laws, not universal background checks. Sometimes, there are just bad people out there hell bent on doing bad things, and good guys can solve the problem.

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8 Responses to “Good Guy With A Gun In Oklahoma: “I’m Here To Help””

  1. Jeffery says:

    TEACH typed: none of the things the gun grabbers are pushing would have stopped this guy beforehand. Not red flag laws, not universal background checks.

    You might want to fire your research team…

    He left a series of YouTube videos where he talked about demons attacking him, and his family said they tried to get him help. Here is what we know so far about Alex Tilghman.

    Fox 25 reported that Tilghman had advertised his social media pages around town with bumper stickers and posters, including a poster that read: “Demons in Cloned Transsexual Bodies.” He felt that he was one of the few “real” people in the world.

    His family said he was mentally ill and suicidal. He thought people didn’t really exist and were just “forms” put there by Satan. And on and on…

    Just a typical insane, hyper-religious, white gun nut.

    Thank goodness a Hispanic guy was there to stop him.

  2. david7134 says:

    The racist and hater.

  3. Jeffery says:


    Racist? Are you denying that the shooter was a crazy white man shot and killed by a brave Hispanic man? In fact most mass shooters are white men. Do facts annoy you?

    After reading the article do you think there was enough info on him to consider taking his guns?

    Your thesis is that these people should have been institutionalized. If they’re crazy enough to be locked up, aren’t they crazy enough to not have easy access to firearms?

    • Some Hillbilly in St Louis says:

      “After reading the article do you think there was enough info on him to consider taking his guns?”

      That has actually been the law since 1968 (1968 Gun Control Act) – he was a “prohibited person” and could not buy, own or even handle a modern firearm. The local constabulary didn’t care enough to take the issue to a local magistrate or to initiate a 5150.

      • Jeffery says:

        What actions did the shooter take earlier that made him a “prohibited person”?

        TEACH claimed there were no reasons to suspect this man as a threat.

        Are you calling TEACH out???

  4. Jeffery says:

    There was another mass shooting in Texas that didn’t get much media play.

    Justin Painter entered his ex-wife’s house killed his 3 young children, his ex-wife’s boyfriend, shot and injured her, then killed himself. Painter was known to be mentally ill and suicidal.

    Like almost all US mass shooters, he was a mentally ill and angry white man.

    • dachs_dude says:

      Yet, instead of institutionalizing them, where they would NOT have any access to anything more lethal than a plastic spoon, Jeffery would rather take the guns away from innocent, sane normal Americans.
      To be logically consistent, Jeffery, you’d also have to advocate for banning automobiles as they are the cause of thousands MORE deaths than guns and are available to anyone who can pass a simple driving test. In fact, corporations can own cars and rent them out to anyone who possesses a (forged?) driver’s license.
      Wasn’t there a mass murder done on the west side of lower Manhattan a few months ago by a deranged Muslim driving a rented Home Depot pickup truck?

      As an aside, I’ve rented from Home Depot quite a few times and in order to rent the truck, you have to show them the receipt for what you brought from the store that you need their truck to haul away. In other words, they’re NOT “U-Haul”. This, of course, begs the question: What exactly DID Mr. Angry Jihady buy from Home Depot that day? Or was it not entirely relevant? I’d like to know what sort of products something buys to go fill a truck to go on a killing spree? Cinder blocks? 4×8 plywood? Roofing shingles?

      Jeffery — using collective guilt to disarm law abiding citizens for as long as he can remember.

      • Jeffery says:


        It is unconstitutional to disarm law-abiding citizens, at least according to our Supreme Court, who said that individuals have a right to a firearm to defend themselves. They also said that the Second A is not absolute and other restrictions could well be constitutional. So why do you make up bullscheisse?

        Automobiles and trucks aren’t designed to kill humans while most firearms are. See the difference? In fact, your plan banning autos would cripple our economy. Restricting what firearms can and cannot be possessed would not cripple the economy.

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