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Kentucky dodged another mass shooting yesterday

(LEX 18/Springfield Police Department)

I know we’re all here for UK sports and to beat Louisville this Saturday and to eventually get basketball revenge on Duke in the Final Four, but let’s take a moment to acknowledge yet another close call that occurred too close to home on Monday, when police disarmed a man attempting a mass shooting.

According to LEX 18, Springfield police disarmed and arrested 37-year-old Matthew Smith of Lebanon after he pointed a gun at an officer in the parking lot of the LB Manufacturing factory in Springfield. Smith had an AR-15 that had been modified to make it fully automatic, as well as handguns and rifles in his truck.

Read more on the story here.

The news comes only a month after Dylan Jarrell was arrested as he was backing out of his driveway in Lawrenceburg with a gun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest and a detailed plan of attack on two nearby schools. He was stopped after a tip came in from a woman in New Jersey, who had received threatening messages via Facebook from Jarrell.

There is also the recent tragedy in Louisville, where a gunman killed two people at the Jeffersontown Kroger, on October 24.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Kentucky dodged another mass shooting yesterday

  1. Kat4Life
    4:01 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    Our society is deteriorating at an alarming rate. Race relations and gender relations at an all time low. Hard to predict what’s next these days.

  2. BluKudzu
    4:11 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    The NRA is killing Americans.

    • ColbyKiller
      4:32 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      That could possibly be the stupidest comment ever posted on this site, and that’s saying a lot.

    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      4:48 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      Number of NRA members that have committed mass shootings = 0

    • jaws2
      5:39 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      The NRA has NEVER fired a weapon! If we’d enforce existing laws AND deal with mental issues in this country these events would be few and far between.
      The CDC hid the statistics of crimes PREVENTED by carriers for TWO DECADES!!! Estimates were a minimum of 500,000 for that period of time.
      PLEEEEASE look this up and enlighten yourself.
      The uneducated masses miss a lot of what’s happening right under their noses. The dumbing down of Americans is working. Unfortunately. Yes, I am a proud member of the NRA!

    • cats646
      8:00 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      I’m with Colby on this one. Poor Kudzu is uneducated about firearms, yet thinks his opinion matters. Smh.

    • Luether
      5:28 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

      The NRA is America’s ONLY relevant civil rights organization.

      When guns are outlawed – as DemocRats advocate – only outlaws will have guns…

  3. ColbyKiller
    4:34 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    Great job to those who stifled this before it happened.

  4. RondoTheDonThough
    5:37 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    Wish we could go back to the days when ayds was an appetite suppressant and gay meant that you were happy!

  5. KyZoneBlitz
    6:31 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    My goodness, people that don’t know anything about guns ALWAYS say “Assault Rifle” or the guy had an “Assault style” rifle, lmao. These people have influence over large audiences/crowds/followers, etc. There is no such thing as an “Assault Rifle”… It is a Tactical Rifle. The so called “Assault Rifle” does not exist. A.R. 15 does not stand for “Assault Rifle” 15. It stands for ArmaLite rifle. Those who have no idea what that is, please do some research. To have an “Assault Rifle”, I would first have to physically assault someone with a rifle. If no assault occurs, there is no assault rifle. If someone hits someone with a brick or car, they don’t become assault bricks or assault cars, same with anything. Sometimes it feels like trying to teach fire to freeze in ice cube trays.

  6. Shively1978
    7:01 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    It’s those damn zombies again. Ask Bevin the walking dead is making us shoot each other

  7. cats646
    8:05 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    Great job on stopping this lunatic. For all the leftist, social justice, offended masses dying to blame guns just remember this.If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make you fat.
    *i saw that on a t-shirt, hilarious yet absolutely true*