Waffle House Shooting Hero Raises Money For Victims

We've talked about this on the radio show:  could you do it?  If a shooter was killing people around you, and you were unarmed, would you charge the shooter in order to make him stop?

James Shaw Jr. did exactly that, according to this CNN report, when a gunman entered a Tennessee Waffle House after shooting people in the parking lot outside of it.

Shaw bolted from his seat and slid along the ground to the restroom, he recalled. He kept an eye out for the gunman, and as soon as there was a pause in the shooting, Shaw ambushed him.

"I figured if I was going to die, he was going to have to work for it," he told reporters Sunday.

Shaw charged at the man with the rifle, and they tussled for what felt like a minute, Shaw said.

The barrel of the rifle was still hot when Shaw managed to wrestle it away, he said. He tossed it behind the counter, and the gunman fled.

The encounter left Shaw with a burn on his hand and a wound on his elbow where a bullet grazed it.

But the story of Shaw's heroism doesn't end there.  Just hours after the tragedy, Shaw launched a GoFundMe campaign for the families of the victims and has raised in excess of $150,000.

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