Shaw is the hero here, and no doubt he saved many lives by wrestling the gun away and then tossing it over the counter and prompting the man to leave,” Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said in a statement.
James Shaw Jr. wrestled a gun away from the shooter during an attack that left four people dead in late April.
It reminds us that people like James Shaw Jr are precisely what is making America great, and that we are called at all times to be prepared to stand up to the monsters when they appear—whether wielding weapons or legislation or bully pulpits
The victims of the deadly attack have since been identified as Akilah Dasilva, a 23-year-old student and aspiring rapper from Antioch; DeEbony Groves, a 21–year–old honors student at Nashville’s Belmont University; Joe Perez, 20, of Nashville and Taurean Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville.
Reverse the races in the Waffle House shooting. A black man shoots and kills 4 white people, and the hero who stopped him was white. Now imagine what Fox News would be saying. That’s not ok, see? That’s blatant racism. There is absolutely no other explanation.
“The President had a call with James Shaw Jr. to commend his heroic actions and quick thinking last month,” Shah said of the April 22 shooting. “Mr. Shaw saved lives when he wrestled a gun from an active shooter.”
The White House said earlier this month that the Trump administration was looking to invite Shaw to the White House.
Waffle House staff nationwide countered by saying that any customers or staff inside a waffle house at 3:30am on Saturday are definitely not sober enough to responsibly use a firearm.
In the wake of the deadly shooting, Shaw Jr. launched a fundraising campaign for the relatives of the victims.