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.
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.”
Because of the deputy, the shooting was over in 80 seconds.
Good guys with guns have stopped such shootings in the past, such as the Clackamas Mall shooting. Again the MSM seemed to miss this part of the story. After killing two and wounding one, 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