Armed Woman Stops Career Criminal Shooting at a Birthday Party

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U.S.A.-(– As a counterpoint to the mass murder in a Texas School, where an unopposed murderer killed 21 children and 2 adults in a “gun free” school. A career criminal with an AR15 opened fire on an unrelated birthday party in Charleston, West Virginia. He was killed by a woman armed with a pistol before he hit any of the children and adults at the party. From the BBC:

A US woman has fatally shot a man who opened fire on a crowd of people with a semi-automatic rifle in Charleston, West Virginia.

Dennis Butler, a 37-year-old with an extensive criminal history, was killed after he targeted a group of around 40 people attending a birthday party.

Police spokesman Tony Hazelett said the woman’s quick reaction saved lives and may have prevented a mass shooting.

It comes amid a national debate over guns after a school shooting in Texas.

Butler had driven by the area earlier on Wednesday evening when he was warned to slow down because children were playing.

He returned armed with an AR-15-type rifle and opened fire from his vehicle on the birthday-graduation party outside the apartment complex in the city.

Mr Hazelett told a news conference that the woman who fired back did not have any law enforcement background. She has not been identified.

“She’s just a member of the community who was carrying her weapon lawfully,” he said. “And instead of running from the threat she engaged with the threat and saved several lives.”

The woman remained at the scene after the shooting, and is co-operating with investigators.

While the investigation remains in the early stages in West Virginia, there is much less to investigate than in Texas. The attempted murderer is dead. He has a long criminal history. From

Court records indicate as a convicted felon Butler was not entitled to own any guns. He was also wanted by deputies on a misdemeanor charge of transferring and receiving stolen goods from earlier this year. Kanawha magistrate court records show some 20 arrests for local charges.

Butler was a convicted felon and a frequent flyer at the Kanawha County Judicial Annex when it came to getting arrested. Often, those charges were dismissed when witnesses failed to show up.

In 2016, Butler faced unlawful and malicious wounding charges after a woman was shot in Charleston’s East Side. A felon with a firearm charge was linked by court documents to family and child neglect and abuse convictions in Pennsylvania.

The woman who shot and killed Butler is known and is cooperating with the police. There were numerous witnesses who are reported to have given testimony.

We do not know how many shots Butler was able to fire before he was stopped. Butler was shot multiple times, so the woman apparently fired rapidly and accurately. The assault started and was stopped very quickly, a little before 10:45 in the evening. More details are likely to be released in the days to come.

Early reports are often inaccurate.

About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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again, it is not the inanimate object that good or bad, it is the human holding that inanimate object that uses it for evil or in this case good.


we need more like this


Yes, we do. And for them to actually be reported. I went and searched on CNN…chirp…chirp…chirp…


Communist News Network only promotes those things that promote the communist agenda.
Pretty much like “News”. LIES after LIES after LIES. Probably owned by the same group of psychopaths.

Last edited 8 months ago by CourageousLion

And again the unlawfully were not in jail so that we would be protected. The just system Failed miserably.

You are the only one in the way of the criminal, and you sure as hell better be prepared to do something about it. Like in Uvalde the police were not there to protect you, but I am sure they would have been there to count the bodies, and make reports.


How in the World can anybody vote for a dimocRAT ever again after seeing what the lot of them are doing to this Country. The have installed a revolving door on the courts, beatify career criminals and want to take away honest citizens rights not to mention politicized the DOJ. Say all the trash you want about Cocaine Mitch McConnell and I’ll agree with you, BUT, he did America a very big solid when he bottled up that vermin Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination. Could you imagine having that mendacious reprobate sitting on the Supremes next to his female counterpart… Read more »


The police are basically paid human garbage collectors that unfortunately always have the job of taking care of after the fact issues. How many REALLY stop crime? I bet if it were known people wouldn’t be leaving home without a pistol at the least.


I love a happy ending! We need to take up a collection to buy this lady a fresh box of ammo to replace the rounds fired.


police may be holding her weapon till investigation is done ,a second weapon may be in order and a thousand rounds to get used to it


That pisses me off when the police hold a weapon used in a good shooting. That makes as much sense a gun-free zones do,..none. The only thing I might be concerned about would be upgrades/enhancements I do to all my firearms it seems. Plus,sometimes they even nitpick about the brand and type of ammo used. It’s nuts.


Give this woman a brass balls trophy! GREAT SHOOTING! This is the way it is done people. A GOOD “PERSON” with a GUN takes out another piece of slimy humanity! Just think how much money this woman also saved the taxpayers of that jurisdiction. I hope he died slowly. And of course, do you hear anything about this except for a blurb on page 57 of a newspaper in the classified section placed by accident?


Sending a pray for PEACE of MIND for this BRAVE Woman!! It IS a SHAME that the LAWS ON THE BOOKS cannot stop a WANTON TERRORIST!!!!


this one was likely a cracked out nut job, I too hope the lives she saved give her peace for the one she had to take,

Last edited 8 months ago by swmft

Yep, those laws force field seems to be not as helpful as the communist psychopathic control freaks in control wish they were. I think they watch too many science fiction movies.


So interesting how stories like this are NEVER reported by the leftist mainstream US media propoganda machine.

Wild Bill

It is funny that the BBC would report this armed self defense story because pretty soon the British people will want Rights, like in America.


with all the abuse from police over covid lock downs England and Australia may both push for changes


What Have you been smoking? The Brit and Aussie sheep have the chance of a snowball in Hell of recovering their freedoms! (The sarcasm is friendly)


Lawfully ? Does it matter that much when it comes to saving lives ? It doesn’t matter to the unlawful.


WOW!!! See how well those Universal Background Checks worked this time? Someone please go find Beto and slap him in the face with this report.


Tio – no word that I have seen about where this dirt bag got his gun(s) but I suspect that there was more than a bit of illegal activity involved in his acquisition. Yet ALL we hear from the gun banners is that we ‘need’ more laws which only hamper legal acquisition. They have done the same about Uvalde even though that dirt bag bought his guns and accessories via legal channels AFTER passing a background check. As far as I am concerned slapping bobby frank would be a waste of effort. Perhaps a 2×4 upside the head would get… Read more »


This lady needs to be on the Uvalde police department !!


No, on their school board, so if there is a next time the teachers won’t be “sitting ducks”, and children will live.


She needs to be the Chief of the police department. She can have pep talks where she tells the cowards how to utilize their balls for something other then to hang in their shorts.

Last edited 8 months ago by CourageousLion

Interesting, that we have to learn from the BBC what our own media won’t tell us! So much for the “Arming teachers won’t work”.


Imagine if all criminals were killed like this. The whole economy would collapse. No need for police, lawyers, judges, half of politicians would disappear. The whole court & prison system and their vendors are gone. We would save a ton on taxes and half a million would lose their jobs. This IS the real reason they won’t stop it.