It Happened: A Good Guy With a Gun Stopped a Bad Guy With a Gun

A hospital worker embraces a woman near the scene of a shooting at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A prosecutor said a gunman opened fire inside the psychiatric unit leaving one hospital employee dead and a second injured before being critically wounded himself. (AP Photo)

A hospital worker embraces a woman near the scene of a shooting at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A prosecutor said a gunman opened fire inside the psychiatric unit leaving one hospital employee dead and a second injured before being critically wounded himself. (AP Photo)

Everytime a gun massacre occurs, gun enthusiasts have suggested that what the world needs is … more guns. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” they say. The problem? Good guys with guns so rarely seem to make the scene — and bad guys with guns end up doing quite a bit of damage.

Until Thursday at least. A “gun-toting doctor” at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby shot and injured his assailant, effectively ending the attack — and there’s a good chance as a result this story is going to get some front-and-center attention in the national gun debate. 

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Philly Nazi Suspect Is Dead

Nazi Investigation

A Philadelphia man accused of being an SS guard at Auschwitz in World War II has died, just as he was on the verge of being extradited on charges of “aiding and abetting murder in Germany.”

AP reports: “Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, attorney Dennis Boyle said Wednesday, the same day that U.S. Magistrate Timothy Rice approved the extradition request.”

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Alleged Northeast Philly Nazi Guard Granted Bail

Johann Breyer, the Far Northeast Philadelphia man accused of participating in Nazi war crimes during the second World War, has been granted bail. His health has reportedly deteriorated since being arrested last June.

Germany had long suspected Breyer of serving as a death camp guard; the U.S. attempted to revoke his citizenship in 1992 for lying on his original visa application. But he was able to claim American citizenship when it was discovered his mother had been born in Pennsylvania and emigrated to Europe.

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