Witness to Munich Attack about Gunman: ‘I’d Have Shot Him in the Head’ If I Had a Gun

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in …
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Thomas Salbey, a Munich attack witness, says he would “have shot [gunman David Sonboly] in the head” if he had a gun.

The attack began at the McDonald’s by the Olympic shopping center, which Salbey could see from his fifth-floor balcony. At one point after the gunman had already opened fire, Salbey saw him running “along the glass tunnel” outside the center and threw a beer bottle at him. The bottle shattered upon hitting the tunnel, but did not harm the gunman, who then transitioned to the top of the shopping center’s parking garage.

Once the gunman was on the garage, Salbey peeked over his balcony and called him an “a**hole,” according to the Daily Mail. The two began shouting back and forth, and the gunman fired more shots. Afterward, Salbey said, “What I said to him at the time still holds true. He is a coward who killed innocent people because he was not right in the head. He disgusts me.”

Salbey also made clear that if he could have had something other than a beer bottle–specifically, if he had a gun–he would have shot the gunman. He said, “If I had a gun I would have shot him. I’d have shot him in the head.”

This goes to the heart of the argument made by NRA Senior Vice President Wayne LaPierre in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. LaPierre said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.