Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Grim Reminder Of The Real World

Sadly, one of the students wounded in the recent shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado died Saturday.
Claire Davis, the 17-year-old high school senior shot by a classmate at their Colorado school, died Saturday at the hospital where she was being treated.

"It is with unspeakable sadness that we write and say that Claire has passed away from the gunshot wound she received at Arapahoe High School on December 13," her family said in a statement posted on the Facebook account of Littleton Adventist Hospital.
Surprisingly, the left hasn't followed its usual pattern of attempting to build political capital while wallowing in the blood of victims. One reason might be that the shooter was once again a loon with leftist-leaning views, a fact that went unreported by most mainstream media outlets. (Go here for a list of "the media's history of convenient speculation and outright lies when it comes to the perpetrators of violence."

But perhaps the main reason for the muted media reporting is that the attack was stopped 80 seconds after it began by an armed campus 'resource officer' - politically correct code words for a good guy with a gun.
Did you know that the latest left-winger who decided to shoot up a local school was stopped in 80 seconds by an armed security guard? Few do because the media refuses to focus on this fact.

Arapaho High School shooter Karl Pierson was loaded up for a long shooting spree when he entered his high school at about 12:30 on December 13. But it was all over in seconds resulting in this admitted communist shooting himself when he was confronted by an armed Arapahoe County Sheriff’s officer. The sheriff was employed by the school as its Student Resource Officer.

The media isn’t focusing much on the true facts in this story because it doesn’t fit its narrative.

But the fact is the shooter was a left-wing criminal and was stopped by a man with a gun!
As the NRA suggests, this would seem to support the assertion that staffing schools with armed personnel helps minimize, or even prevent, attacks of this nature.
The National Rifle Association says the Arapahoe High School shooting is proof that an "armed response" to school massacres — putting more "good guys with guns" in schools — works, and that Colorado's new gun control laws, passed in the wake of the 2012 theater massacre in Aurora, did nothing to keep guns "out of the hands of bad guys."

"Gun control laws didn't stop a possible massacre at Arapahoe High School," the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action wrote in a letter to its members on Friday. "A good guy with a gun stopped the rampage and in doing so almost certainly prevented much greater harm. For that, we can all be thankful."

"The attacker's mission was stopped short by the quick response of an armed deputy sheriff who was working as a resource officer at the school," the letter continued. "Upon learning of the threat, the deputy ran from the cafeteria to the library, yelling for people to get down and identifying himself as a deputy sheriff.  The horrific incident lasted only a total of 80 seconds and ended with the shooter turning his gun on himself in the library as the deputy was closing in on him."
Arguing gun control is like arguing religion. The odds of changing anyone's mind are slim. But hopefully people on both sides can agree on one thing: this was a terrible event that has brought tragedy into the lives of two families - the victim's, and the shooter's.

Please pray for them both.


Toejam said...

I'm the father of a teenage daughter and the death of Ms Davis hurt me deeply.

Rest in Peace, Claire

You're in the arms of God.

Harper said...

I like the part where these deranged shooters turn the gun on themselves. Now, if we could only get them to do that part first. Every media version of the story admits that he shot himself because he knew the school resource officer was closing in. Would this have happened at all if staff and teachers were known to be armed?

Old NFO said...

Rest in peace Claire, and know that your sacrifice allowed the officers to respond and save many others...

CenTexTim said...

Toejam and NFO - Amen.

Harper - Probably not, but we'll never know...