Feb 01 2013

Armed Guard Stops School Massacre

Published by at 11:34 am under All General Discussions

Well, well – looks like the best answer to protecting our kids in schools from gun violence is actually armed guards:

A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.

Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown around 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said.

The armed resource officer who took the gun away was off-duty and at the school, but police didn’t release details on him or whether he is regularly at Price.

Look, you cannot wait until someone calls the police and they show up to avoid gun violence. The fact is the best defense is the ability to overwhelm any offense. In this case there were metal detectors and all sorts of useless policies and rules and laws. But when it came down to it, an armed guard was the real answer to a potential massacre.

End of discussion.


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3 Responses to “Armed Guard Stops School Massacre”

  1. patrioticduo says:

    End of discussion – really? While I most certainly agree that the only answer to offense is an overwhelming defense; the idea that one size fits all across America is the reason why the gun control debate advances into the purview of the Federal Government every time a mass shooting occurs. If I were the kind of black and white anti gun person that I meet way too often, I would immediately rebut your argument by concluding that you want every teacher and school employee to be armed. Now, I know you probably are not advocating that but the anti gun people don’t. So while I agree in principle with your point, the problem with promoting that particular theme is that you are only advancing an idea that is too easily discounted by the anti gun crowd. What we need is a far more comprehensive solution that evokes State, county and town based approaches to security. We must educate the anti gun nuts about principles of “defense in-depth” that do NOT require a Federal solution (which can only ever be about gun control). The idea of armed guards in every school in America is disconnected from the reality of the extreme variations found throughout schools across America. I think that we need to keep the message far more strategic in that the problem is the concept of schools being “gun free zones”. That idea must be eradicated and replaced with “schools are no different to any other public place in America” where armed citizens, whether visitors, LEO, employee or whatever, can and ought to be and will often be armed and ready to meet evil force with justified and righteous defensive force. Inner city schools are places where deep culturally troubled individuals are taught. Those places often need metal detectors (turned on please) and permanent security staff. However, the majority of large swaths of America do not and should not require such draconian and deeply individually insulting measures. For those suburban, semi-suburban and rural areas, the right of armed citizens to be on school grounds must be re-asserted as a right and proper way to reduce the evil opportunists who wish to go out with their names in the history books. We should also highlight the sheer hypocrisy of the media aiding and abetting the goals of these evil individuals. The 1st Amendment must also be exercised with the same respect as the 2nd should be (and in the majority – is). When the media provides these evil mass murderers with the means to place their names in the history books, the media is complicit in the crime. Why don’t any of those that support the 2nd Amendment stand up and call out the mass media for this?

    I get your point but it only convinces those that are already convinced.

  2. Neo says:

    Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to a thousand a year from what we’re at now,” Biden said, according to a Politico report.

    Nuff said

  3. Fai Mao says:

    I wonder if there is not something else going on here? Why the sudden rise in shootings at schools?

    Has anybody asked these little Mengele’s about their family politics?

    I’d bet real money that in EVERY case they came from a household that supported the Obamanation of Desolation