Neal Barton's POV

We need a good guy with a gun


POSTED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 6:30pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 3:55pm

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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Congress renews ban on plastic, undetectable guns for decade

Published December 09, 2013 •

Short of a TSA style search at every school entrance, barbed wire, guard dogs, and goon towers, I cannot see any way to make a 'gun free' school zone.

Liberals try to make you think everyone but police are 'Archie Bunkers' and incompetent to handle a weapon. That is false as many self defense shootings show.

Thus well trained staff with effective weapons (yes guns) are the only response. Teachers that want to volunteer and be trained is the best way cause the teachers are there every day.

I've heard that this school is 8 miles from Columbine and 16 miles from Aurora where the movie theater shooting occurred. There sure are a lot of mass shootings for one small geographic area.

Republicans in the House of Represenatives including the Tea Party Caucus has passed a 10 year ban on Undetectable Guns.

Why are the Republicans & T-partiers violating my 2nd amendment rights. Where is the NRA in all of this?
Hide your guns, the republicans & T-party are coming for them

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