You can chalk up the body count not being higher to U.S. military bravery, training, and heroism.
The Orlando shooting by the ISIS coward, Omar Mateen, was a tragedy that America will not get over for many months to come. It’s an even, much like the other 17 mass shootings under Obama’s watch, that we will never forget. But in all the tragedy, there is triumph, and it comes directly from our own military.
A bouncer at the club Pule where the shooting took place named Imran Yousuf, a veteran of the Iraq war, sprung into action and saved an estimated 60-70 lives because the people in the club froze in fear. Yousuf did not hesitate and used his training to get everyone he could out kicked in.
And from Fox News:
A Marine veteran is being hailed as a hero after helping dozens of people escape during the terror attack at an Orlando nightclub.
Imran Yousuf, who served in Afghanistan, was working as a bouncer at Pulse nightclub when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire early Sunday morning.
Yousuf immediately recognized the sound of a high caliber weapon and his training kicked in.
“Everyone froze. I’m here in the back and I saw people start pouring into the back hallway, and they just sardine pack everyone,” Yousuf told CBS News.
He knew that just beyond the packed crowd was a door to safety.
“And I’m screaming ‘Open the door! Open the door!’ And no one is moving because they are scared,” he explained. “There was only one choice. Either we all stay there and we all die, or I could take the chance, and I jumped over to open that latch a we got everyone that we can out of there.”
He estimated that 60 or 70 people ran out the door, escaping the nightclub.
“I wish I could have saved more to be honest,” Yousuf said, fighting back tears. “There are a lot of people that are dead… there’s a lot of people that are dead.”
We salute this brave marine and all the good he did that night. God bless you!