Arapahoe High Saved From Further Tragedy Because Of “Good Guy With Gun”, Not New Gun Control Laws
There’s a critical part of the Arapahoe High shooter story that some in the MSM are leaving out.According to CNN:
The rampage might have resulted in many more casualties had it not been for the quick response of a deputy sheriff who was working as a school resource officer at the school, Robinson said.Because of the deputy, the shooting was over in 80 seconds.
Once he learned of the threat, he ran — accompanied by an unarmed school security officer and two administrators — from the cafeteria to the library, Robinson said. “It’s a fairly long hallway, but the deputy sheriff got there very quickly.”
According to Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson, “The deputy was yelling for people to get down and identified himself as a county deputy sheriff. We know for a fact that the shooter knew that the deputy was in the immediate area and, while the deputy was containing the shooter, the shooter took his own life.”
Good guys with guns have stopped such shooting in the past, such as in the Clackamas Mall shooting, where again it tended to be “missed”. After killing three, that shooter faced a man who had a concealed-carry permit and pulled a gun. The shooter, when faced with another man with a gun, killed himself, much as the shooter in Arapahoe did.
But wait, I thought Colorado had just passed stringent new gun control laws? This led to great rancor and the recall of some of the Democratic politicians who voted for the new regulations. They went into effect in July.But the new gun control laws didn’t stop Karl Pierson, who reportedly bought the shotgun a week before the shooting.
Only the good guy with a gun did.
HT: Blueburb, J in MS, 4MeNoRinos