Church Shooting Hero Shows Guns Reduce Crime, Expert Says

Robert Caleb Engle, 22, did what few would under the circumstances. Though unarmed, he confronted a gunman who randomly opened fire during Sunday services at Nashville’s Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.

As the two struggled, the gunman pistol-whipped Engle, then wounded himself in the chest, giving time for Engle, who has a right to carry permit, to run outside and fetch his own weapon.

He came back to hold the suspect at bay, potentially sparing further carnage.

“What if he had pulled the trigger?” Engle’s father, James, later told a reporter. “Because he had the gun pointed at him. I’m proud of him.”