Thirteen people were shot, two are dead in what Police Chief Dale Lane called “the most horrific event that’s occurred in Collierville history.”

One of the two dead is the shooter, who was found at the back of the store killed by what officials believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lane said.

Collierville shooting: Shooter dead, 13 injured in mass shooting today (

According to other media sources, the shooter was a disgruntled employee. Nothing yet on why was he disgruntled or if he had mental conditions and if he gave enough hints for what he was about to do.

“You don’t expect these kinds of things to happen in Collierville,”

It is said that the mind is the weapon. But the quote above shows that the mind is the weapon which produced a self-inflicted wound.

Carrying a weapon requires discipline with rule #1 being Always Carry. I don’t know where or when a criminal or a psycho is going attack, so I have to be ready to reply with deadly force at a fraction of a second’s time. And maybe your reflexes are peak and you are in optimal physical condition, but handgun will beat empty hand 99 times out of a hundred.

And I understand that carrying can be a nuisance and a bother. Your employee may not allow it or your stylish clothing is not conductive to wearing a gun safely and constantly. You are an adult and you must own to the consequences of your choices, specially where we are living in an age where we have such a variety of handguns, they can cover pretty much any kind of garment situation in a comforting manner.   Life does not end if you cannot carry a full size 1911, sometimes a simple .380 can be the patch for a particular moment.

We must not only not think “I never thought this could happen here/to me” but also prep as if it would happen in the next 30 seconds. We are the people who think about fields of fire, cover and backstops if we are attacked while taking a poop while sitting in the throne. It ain’t Low Drag or Tactical Ninja cool, but neither is reality.

Always Carry. Always have a plan. Always be ready to take action.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on ““You don’t expect these kinds of things to happen in Collierville,””
  1. And I had a combat vet tell me “Im not gonna live paranoid”. And I said you wont, you ll be dead…
    Complacency breeds failure. Be aware. Its really that simple

  2. It’s already dropping off the newsfeeds. What articles I’ve read have gone out of their way not to describe or name the alleged perp. Which normally means it didn’t fit the narrative.

  3. Gotta chime in here cuz this is “close” to me (trying not to ID meself).
    This happened a mile from a buddy’s work. The father of one of his co-workers went down and actually took a picture of the shooter on the roof. My guess is 70ft? away. Very close
    Shooter had a shirt on at the time. His hands were on his head in a relaxed way. I dunno what gun(s) he had, but it *looks* like he had a rifle slung down behind his back. Or a cane. Pic wasn’t good enough to tell, but a cane makes no sense. Also couldn’t tell the demographic of the shooter due to quality and shading, but word is it’s an Asian sushi chef that got fired. All I got on him.

    The fatality was a regular at my buddy’s shop. RIP Olivia King.

  4. “You don’t expect these kinds of things to happen in Collierville…”

    Consider, that today, there are still people who can entertain that notion, then remember that George Carlin once said:  Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

  5. Is that shopping center a disarmed victim zone?
    In TN, if it’s posted “no guns allowed”, does that carry the force of law? It doesn’t in NH as I understand things, so if you carry in a shopping center where management is stupid enough to post such a sign all they can do is tell you to leave (and charge you with trespassing only if you refuse).

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