(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – The 22-year-old Good Samaritan, who killed a mass shooter in Indiana and saved numerous lives, was armed thanks to a newly adopted state “constitutional carry” law stemming from the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
The crucial role that constitutional carry, also known as permitless carry, played in enabling a regular citizen and bystander to stop an unfolding mass shooting spree and save innocent lives was underscored in a report by Indianapolis-based news outlet WTHR, as cited by Breitbart.
“[Dicken] was carrying under the new ‘Constitutional Carry’ law and did not have a permit,” the report noted.
Elisjsha Dicken, the young man dubbed a “hero” by the local police, took only 15 seconds to shoot dead the heavily armed attacker, Jonathan Douglas Sapirman.
Sapirman started a shooting rampage in the late afternoon of last Sunday as he began to randomly target people in the food court of the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana.
With two rifles, a pistol, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition, Sapirman managed to hit five people, killing three of them.
However, Dicken’s reaction was so swift and accurate that he took Sapirman out in 15 seconds and hit him with eight out of the ten rounds he fired.
Even though constitutional carry, American citizens’ right to bear arms without a permit, is derived directly from the Constitution’s Second Amendment, many states have moved to adopt official laws codifying that right.
On April 1 of this year, the National Rifle Association marked a significant milestone when the number of states that have adopted their own constitutional carry laws reached twenty-five, with Georgia becoming the 25th state.
The states which have adopted constitutional carry laws based on the Second Amendment are:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Among those, Alaska is the only Pacific state to have such a law, while the only Atlantic Coast states to do so are Maine, New Hampshire, and Georgia.
The WTHR report noted that Eli Dicken not only used his constitutional carry right for the public good but also learned to shoot from his grandfather and never had any training from the military or police.