We need a good guy with a gun
POSTED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 3:55pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — I can't think of anything worse than a school shooting.
The past few years every time there was a school shooting, some very naive and, I guess, well-meaning folks, usually politicians, aim to start grabbing guns
But, each time there is investigation after everyone calms down a little bit the profile of the shooter is the same, someone who is off the rails, a lost soul with a vendetta, be it imagined or real.
We had a school shooting Friday in the Denver area.The 18-year old killer bought a shotgun earlier this month and late last week went into school to
settle a grudge he had with the debate coach who also served as librarian. Long story short, this 18-year old killer went into the school with a shotgun and Molotov cocktails. The debate teacher, the kid was after, was ushered out of the school. The shooter shot a student, but when he saw a school safety officer, this monster turned his own gun on himself.
Bearing Arms reports they are now stating that the entire incident was over in just 80 seconds because there was an armed sheriff's deputy on staff who was alerted over the schools radio system, who cornered the shooter in the library. It now appears that once the shooter heard the deputy identify himself as a law enforcement agent, he committed suicide.
This weekend law enforcement said it took them 14 minutes to get there. Now they say it took 30. This is what Wayne Lapierre of the NRA said we needed a year ago and he was mocked. Even a democratic lawmaker said on MSNBC the problem with the Lapierre plan was...It worked. Law enforcement cannot be everywhere and we need a good guy with a gun to watch over our children.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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