That’s Weird?… Liberal Media Forgets to Report that Man With Concealed Carry Permit Confronted Portland Shooter (Video)

That’s weird? This didn’t seem to make any headlines…
After mall shooter Jacob Tyler Roberts had shot and killed two shoppers, he was confronted by a concealed carry permit holder. The next person to die was Roberts.

KGW reported:

Nick Meli is emotionally drained. The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire.

“I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, ‘are you serious?,'” he said.

The friend and baby hit the floor. Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar.

“He was working on his rifle,” said Meli. “He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side.”

The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter.

“As I was going down to pull, I saw someone in the back of the Charlotte move, and I knew if I fired and missed, I could hit them,” he said.

Meli took cover inside a nearby store. He never pulled the trigger. He stands by that decision.

“I’m not beating myself up cause I didn’t shoot him,” said Meli. “I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself.”

Hat Tip Leslie

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  • Dave-O

    It doesn’t fit the narrative.

    “Nothing to see here folks, just move along”

  • Lady Mondegreen

    It’s not just the liberal media anymore. Rupert Murdoch is jumping on the gun control bandwagon. Can Fox be far behind? http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/15644942/murdoch-joins-gun-control-controversy/

  • Bigkahuna

    The liberals don’t care. They want control.

  • http://! l.barney

    Be prepared for the Narrative of King O’s legacy for the next FOUR YEARS!

    I didn’t hear that on ANY of the lsm channels!

    and I always tell family to watch FOX for non biased coverage.

  • airon-later

    The exception and not the rule. Take a moment to allow me to provide some context on why proper education and safety is paramount:

    ——- ““As I was going down to pull, I saw someone in the back of the Charlotte move, and I knew if I fired and missed, I could hit them,” he said. ——–

    I doubt all you trigger-happy wingnuts would have the presence of mind to take into consideration those that were in the line of fire and just start squeezing off rounds.

  • MOJO MEL

    Actually airon-later you are quite wrong.

    Legal concealed carry holders actually go through training and are required to have proper safety instruction including what to do in a situation where the use of deadly force is justifiable. That includes the understanding that ensuring NO INNOCENT people are injured in the shooting of a person threatening your life and the lives of others.

    Ignorant people such are you who make statements in the total absence of facts or any basic research are just silly little gnats circling the manure that is the irresponsible media reporting.

    You are done here little troll.

  • airon-later

    MOJO, thanks for the boiler-plate blatherings. I am fuly aware of what is required to obtain a conceal/carry permit. The point – which is readily apparent given the context of Right Wing posturing after every tragedy like what has happened in Conneticut – is that your overriding passion to be this gun-toting cowboy hell-bent on being a hero is more likely to take over in a situation like a mass shooting. Either that, or you’ll freeze and not do a blasted thing. It’s easy to talk like a person that would save lives, it’s another to actually follow thru with it.

    I think it’s perhaps you are the one that is done.

  • lincoln’s wife

    The USA has a mental health problem, starting with our unhealthy relationships with guns (aka WMD).

  • lincoln’s wife

    Ka-pow!

  • L.E. Liesner

    Mums the word on actions like this. The liberals/progressives are more interested in social justice then in truth. You must understand that media feeding frenzies very seldom produce truth or facts, but they certainly produce hysteria.

  • iconoclast

    “I doubt all you trigger-happy wingnuts would have the presence of mind to take into consideration those that were in the line of fire and just start squeezing off rounds.”

    Don’t project your incompetence and cowardice onto others. Not everyone in the world would panic like you.

    In your case, I would suggest waiting for the police to arrive to tag the bodies…including yours.

  • iconoclast

    “The USA has a mental health problem, starting with our unhealthy relationships with guns (aka WMD).”

    Unlike, say, Switzerland where virtually every home is armed and the shooting sports are quite popular.

    Idiot

  • airon-later

    #12 ah, wishing for my death – how “conservative” of you……..

  • lincoln’s wife

    Twenty bulleted riddled children laying in the morgue would disagree with you.

  • iconoclast

    “wishing for my death – how “conservative” of you……..”

    Ahh, the typical inability to read for comprehension. I would explain my post to you but it would clearly go over your head. Just know that gross generalizations of the sort you prefer only demonstrate either dishonesty or stupidity.

  • iconoclast

    “Twenty bulleted riddled children laying in the morgue would disagree with you.”

    So you would prefer the children and their teachers were defenseless rather than deal with the real problem of de-institutionalized mentally ill in proven ways? Talk about demonstrating a divorce from reality.

  • Linda

    God Bless Nick Meli that he made the right decision!

    People need to understand that people like Nick, Military Personnel, Police Officers,…answer the call to PROTECT OTHERS, NOT THAT THEY ARE GUN NUTS!

    It is because they DO NOT WANT AS NICK SAID TO SEE AN ARMED INDIVIDUAL SHOOTING INNOCENT PEOPLE! There are a lot of people that never care to help anyone that cannot seem to understand those that do care and are willing to lose their own lives to do so!

    God Bless Nick, our Troops, our Police Officers~

  • iconoclast

    Yet another case where a CCP holder made a responsible decision. A CCP holder in the AZ shooting also was able to quickly determine not to use (or even draw) his sidearm.

  • RCL

    Thanks for posting. A valuable story to pass on.

  • stuart

    Why bother to respond to airon-later #8 #14? He is just like so many liberal trolls who clutter up the threads on this blog, full of invective, self righteousness, and wind. Just once I would like to read an opposition viewpoint that contained a well constructed, logical train of thought. Alas, I am doomed to disappointment again.
    As an aside airon. I hope to never find myself in such a situation as Mr. Meli. If it happens, however, I hope my professional training, (US Military), kicks in and I handle the situation as well as Mr. Meli.
    And believe it or not I hope that you never find yourself in such a situation either. For there is a name for people who think like you, VICTIM.

  • shadow

    It doesn’t fit the narrative.

    What would you have them say, presence of CCWP holder proves inconsequential?

  • shadow

    Yet another case where a CCP holder made a responsible decision. A CCP holder in the AZ shooting also was able to quickly determine not to use (or even draw) his sidearm.

    Kinda argues against the knee-jerk response, “If only someone was carrying a gun.”

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  • NoResolution

    Even if he had been a hero the OMSM(Obama Main Stream Media) would have condemned him and then ignored his heroics.

  • shadow

    Even if he had been a hero the OMSM(Obama Main Stream Media) would have condemned him and then ignored his heroics.

    Well, there ya go. More proof of their bias.

  • Look-Out

    What’s not to love and respect about this young man? He was more than responsible…a hero in my eyes for that very reason.

    He puts a LIE to that myth the left wants to perpetuate about those who carry.

    Thank you, Nick Meli. You are a good and wise citizen. America needs more like you. There are dark days ahead.

    And thank you, “stuart”, for your service. I’m glad we’ve got you on our side. America is safer because of it.

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  • 86aynrand

    @ iconoclast… I’ll go with the Swiss system. You’re correct in that they all have weapons (because the have no standing army) but they need to trot down to the armory for bullets. They do love shooting sports but are required to purchase/get the ammo at the “range” or whatever and give back what they haven’t used.

    I’m sure some sneak bullets out but not enough to kill 20 babies in a about a minute.

    As for the hero? I’ll believe it when I see the tape.

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  • Jelloboy

    You know what also doesn’t fit the narrative? A reporter actually reporting? This guy claims he stared down the mall shooter, or whatever. Based on what? HIS WORDS. Why didn’t the reporter interview his friend, or the cops, or check with mall security to see video tape. just because someone says nothing doesn’t make it true and just because some reporter gets hoodwinked doesn’t make it true. CORROROBORATE your information. That used to important to journalism.

  • Cliff M

    Jelloboy: Why are you so offended by this report? He gave his name freely, and told the reporter what happened and his involvement, you can believe him or not. CCW permit holders are given training in the circumstances and careful use of firearms with the emphasis on safety of others and self. And your characterization of what reporting should and use to be like is so deeply immersed in irony that you are unaware of, it’s truly astounding. This is a conservative site if you haven’t noticed. We are very aware of the bias, overt and covert, of the present media regimes. You denigrate and Mau-mau

  • Cliff M

    (continued from above, iPhone jumped posting on me) this man who acted to stop people from being killed. The facts in evidence being that the shooter saw a man with a gun closing in on him, and then took his own life. You disbelieve it, fine. Then complain to the media outlets who haven’t done their job in your eyes. This man was a sheepdog, nor a sheep. He put his life on the line for others he did not know, and went toward danger instead of cowering and running. So by all means call him a liar, since you are obviously the expert here. And why is it do you think these vicious, sick, and cowardly people go to gun-free zones to do these killings? I see those signs and think that this place could turn into a killing zone with no one able to stop a psychopath bent on destruction. Start a sky marshal type programs for schools. Read about the private use of firearms that prevent crimes and death. Look up the study by Gary Kleck, who surprised himself with the results he found. Try an open mind instead of reflexsive snark. You may be surprised.

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  • jay

    Unless there happens to be a police officer on site, weapons free zones are open to criminals to do as they wish with their weapons. Without the possibility of an armed civilian, on site, the only thing police will be able to do is tag the bodies and clean up the mess after a criminal has finished what they wanted to do, unchallenged. Guns are not the problem, criminals are the problem. Unless you have a cop protecting your home, you can easily become the victim of a violent home invasion and all the cops can do is tag your corpse and Try to find the criminal. Guns serve a purpose and they are not just used by criminals! If we too all the guns away from legal citizens, criminals would be the only citizens who had guns. Think about what you say about guns before blindly ranting and raving; remember, people use find every day to fight for your freedom of speech and all of your other rights!

  • jay

    Above, in the last sentence, it should say “people use ‘guns’ every day…” (stupid auto-correct)

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