Inside The Oregon Mall Shooting: Law Abiding Citizen With Concealed Carry Permit Ended Mall Shooting Without Firing A Single Shot!

Posted on December 17, 2012


Oregon (The Gaslamp Post) – On December 11, 2012, a 22-year-old man entered Clackamas Town Center, dressed in what is being described as dark clothing and wearing a “Jason” (Friday the 13th) mask, and opened fire on people.  The man, now identified as Jacob Roberts, had driven to the mall with a stolen AR-15 rifle, and shot several people, 2 fatally, before he turned the gun on himself.

Roberts had been described by friends and acquaintances as “happy-go-lucky” but had acted strangely in the days leading up to the shooting.  His roommate had called police in order to alert them to Robert’s behavior, but by then it was too late.


Jacob Roberts, dead shooter.

Killed in the shooting were a hospice nurse, identified as 54-year-old Cindy Ann Yuille and a marketing entrepreneur, identified as 45-year-old Steven Matthew Forsyth.  Both individuals have children.

Also wounded in the shooting was a 15-year-old girl.  She underwent surgery to remove bullet fragments from her lung and liver.

Being the first of two tragic shooting in recent days, it of course attracted nationwide attention.  Since then politicians and activists alike have been decrying the firearm and the epidemic of violence of which they say are the catalyst.

A not-so-widely known story is something that the mainstream media is conveniently side stepping.  There was a reason that the guy with the assault rifle ended the shooting spree when he did; he was confronted by an armed law-abiding citizen.

Nick Meli, 22, was at the mall when shots suddenly rang out.  He was reportedly there at the mall doing some Christmas shopping with a friend of his and her baby.

Upon hearing the first shot, he reportedly turned to his friend and said “are you serious?” prior to the girl and her baby hitting the floor.  Meli, a former security guard, took position behind a pillar and drew his legally carried handgun.  Meli is a concealed firearm permit holder.

Nick Meli, 22, stopped more tragic loss of life during mall shooting on December 11, 2012.

“He was working on his rifle,” said Meli.  “He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side.”  It was that break in the shooting that gave Meli the opportunity to put the shooter down.

Unfortunately, as soon as Mali drew is weapon he saw someone pinned down just beyond the shooter.  Realizing that he might his an innocent person, he held the shot.

He continued to approach the shooter while drawn on him.  As soon as the shooter saw him, he made a break for a corridor.  Mali never fired a single shot.

Roberts was later found by police at the bottom of the stairwell just beyond the corridor, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“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.”

This story is understandably ignored by the major networks, as it doesn’t fit the narrative that guns are what is wrong with our society.  While the public hysteria over gun control is being flashed across the screen, it wouldn’t do justice to the hundreds of millions of law-abiding gun owners, or the hundreds of times a day that a lawful gun owner is able to come to someone else’s rescue.