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Old August 17th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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A security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground.

The gunman, identified as 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins II, entered the lobby of the organization's Chinatown headquarters around 10:45 a.m. and expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions, sources tell Fox News.

When the guard asked him where he was going, he opened fire, according to police.

The security guard here is a hero, as far as Im concerned, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. "He did his job. The person never made it past the front.

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Doing your job doesn't make you a hero. Going beyond the necessities of what need to be done in order to protect the innocent is true heroism.
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Doing your job doesn't make you a hero. Going beyond the necessities of what need to be done in order to protect the innocent is true heroism.
So security guards, policemen, and firemen are never heroic because they are just doing their jobs when they protect lives?
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Doing your job doesn't make you a hero. Going beyond the necessities of what need to be done in order to protect the innocent is true heroism.
So security guards, policemen, and firemen are never heroic because they are just doing their jobs when they protect lives?
Well, yes. Unless they truly went out of their way past the job being done to get the bad guy, then they're just good people doing their job very well.
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Doing your job doesn't make you a hero. Going beyond the necessities of what need to be done in order to protect the innocent is true heroism.
So security guards, policemen, and firemen are never heroic because they are just doing their jobs when they protect lives?
Well, yes. Unless they truly went out of their way past the job being done to get the bad guy, then they're just good people doing their job very well.

[/quote]Actually, I think most of THEM would agree with you, but I don't think it is out of line for us to consider that even taking one of those types of jobs in the first place is rather heroic, and therefore acting in the job's capacities is also heroic.
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A security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground.

The gunman, identified as 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins II, entered the lobby of the organization's Chinatown headquarters around 10:45 a.m. and expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions, sources tell Fox News.

When the guard asked him where he was going, he opened fire, according to police.

The security guard here is a hero, as far as Im concerned, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. "He did his job. The person never made it past the front.



Notice: This would-be mass shooter was stopped because he didn't pick a gun-free zone as his killing field. The Va. Tech shooter, on the other hand, picked a killing field in which even campus security officers were disarmed.



The guard acted heroically.
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[quote name='locke23' timestamp='1345240868' post='422069']

Doing your job doesn't make you a hero. Going beyond the necessities of what need to be done in order to protect the innocent is true heroism.
So security guards, policemen, and firemen are never heroic because they are just doing their jobs when they protect lives?
Well, yes. Unless they truly went out of their way past the job being done to get the bad guy, then they're just good people doing their job very well.

[/quote]Actually, I think most of THEM would agree with you, but I don't think it is out of line for us to consider that even taking one of those types of jobs in the first place is rather heroic, and therefore acting in the job's capacities is also heroic.

[/quote]I know they'd agree with me. No, I'm going to go fight in the military because I have the skills to save lives and bring peace. I went into politics not because I want to, but because I believe I am one the most intelligent people today and I'm going to use this to fix governments and stop wars. What I want to be is a detective, or a businessman; but I chose neither one of these careers because I have the capability to help the world in a far larger way than these careers could. Those people chose those jobs because they wanted to, whether to help people or because it was their dream. Somebody who does something JUST because it helps other is somewhat a resemblance of hero. I'm not even a hero, because I haven't even done anything worth notice..........yet.
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A security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground.

The gunman, identified as 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins II, entered the lobby of the organization's Chinatown headquarters around 10:45 a.m. and expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions, sources tell Fox News.

When the guard asked him where he was going, he opened fire, according to police.

The security guard here is a hero, as far as Im concerned, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. "He did his job. The person never made it past the front.



Notice: This would-be mass shooter was stopped because he didn't pick a gun-free zone as his killing field. The Va. Tech shooter, on the other hand, picked a killing field in which even campus security officers were disarmed.



The guard acted heroically.
He was a good man doing his job. What would you have done? Ly down and cry about your wound, any decent person would have stopped that man. A hero would have been a normal guy running in and stopping this from happening, or if the guard had been shot so badly that he needed immediate medical treatment and fighting would completely put himself and others at risk of death.
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A security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground.

The gunman, identified as 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins II, entered the lobby of the organization's Chinatown headquarters around 10:45 a.m. and expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions, sources tell Fox News.

When the guard asked him where he was going, he opened fire, according to police.

The security guard here is a hero, as far as Im concerned, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. "He did his job. The person never made it past the front.



Notice: This would-be mass shooter was stopped because he didn't pick a gun-free zone as his killing field. The Va. Tech shooter, on the other hand, picked a killing field in which even campus security officers were disarmed.



The guard acted heroically.
He was a good man doing his job. What would you have done? Ly down and cry about your wound, any decent person would have stopped that man. A hero would have been a normal guy running in and stopping this from happening, or if the guard had been shot so badly that he needed immediate medical treatment and fighting would completely put himself and others at risk of death.

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I believe I am one the most intelligent people today
And I see you are modest as well.
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