http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/24/europ ... -shooting/
Would you jump a gunman to save others?
According to one French actor, the staff on the train actually ran away and hid in the engine compartment, leaving everyone else to fend for themselves. Talk about cowardice.
Easy to disagree with the gunman's statement that he "found" the AK-47 in a park and "just wanted to rob people" on the train.(CNN)They grew up together, fought off an attacker together and accepted a nation's honor together.
Three days after they pounced and subdued a gunman aboard a packed train, American childhood friends Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos got the Legion of Honor -- France's highest recognition.
Fellow British passenger Chris Norman, who helped tackle the gunman, also received the award during Monday's ceremony at the Élysée Palace.
"By their courage, they saved lives," President François Hollande said. "They gave us an example of what is possible to do in these kinds of situations."
The four stopped a potential massacre Friday aboard the high-speed train headed from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Paris.
"Three Americans and one Englishman ... you risked your lives to defend an ideal, the ideal of liberty and freedom," Hollande said.
Another passenger -- a French national who has not gone public -- also confronted the gunman and will be honoured at a later date.
Because why bring 8 magazines of ammo for a stick-up?
In my opinion many lives saved. Best not to ride trains without guards from here on out.
Prediction: Now just have to wait for some chumps to come along into the thread claiming if we weren't such a war-happy state in the first place chickensh#t madmen wouldn't be trying to massacre westerners.