GUNS: Armed Response Halted School Rampage

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Stopped in 80 Seconds: Armed Response, Not Gun Control, Halted School Rampage
Posted on December 20, 2013

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Last week’s tragic shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, left one student in critical condition.  The perpetrator, a senior at the school, was reported to have randomly shot 17-year-old Claire Davis as she sat innocently in the hallway.  As bad as that was, things could have been much worse.  

Information released this week indicates that the perpetrator was planning a much larger attack and was armed with a shotgun, about 125 rounds of ammunition, three Molotov cocktails and a machete. 

According to a CNN story, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said of the shooter, “His intent was evil, and his evil intent was to harm multiple individuals.”

On his arm, the perpetrator had written in indelible ink five classroom numbers and a phrase in Latin that translates to “the die has been cast,” according to the sheriff’s office.

But as reported in the Washington Times, 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.  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.  

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Seems OBVIOUS to me.
 
“Gun Free” zones ain’t.
 
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein
 
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Stopped in 80 Seconds: Armed Response, Not Gun Control, Halted School Rampage

Posted on December 20, 2013

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