Last week, a crazed socialist student named Karl Pierson took a shotgun to his high school in Centennial, Colorado, to kill. The student (whom other students called a “Communist”), may have been looking for his debate team coach.
Pierson was armed with a shotgun (legal), a bandolier of ammunition and three molotov cocktails. On his way to find his coach, he shot another student apparently at random. He fired a shot down a hallway and set off one of his molotov cocktails. Then, something different happened:
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.”
The deputy was yelling for people to get down and identified himself as a county deputy sheriff, Robinson said. “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.”
He praised the deputy’s response as “a critical element to the shooter’s decision” to kill himself, and lauded his response to hearing gunshots. “He went to the thunder,” he said. “He heard the noise of gunshot and, when many would run away from it, he ran toward it to make other people safe.”
Thanks to the armed deputy sheriff, the shooting was over in 80 seconds. How many lives were saved? We will never know, but the gunman’s behavior indicates he was willing to kill many people.
As usual, acts in real life destroy the narrative of the anti-gun crowd. Consider:
*Once again, a gunman was attracted to a gun free zone.
*But this time, it was another armed person who stopped the shooting. Can we agree that guns save lives?
*Shotguns are legal and are not the target of most gun control laws, including the new laws passed in Colorado.
*There do not appear to be any reasonable laws that could have prevented this shooting. The shooter was weird but not violent before this act, and he legally bought a shotgun (the preferred weapon of choice of VP Joe Biden).
*Can we agree that if the shooter had been a “tea party Republican” instead of a socialist or Communist we would be discussing how the tea party makes you violent? Do left-wing politics make you violent? Well, 100 million people killed in the 20th century definitely think so, whereas tea party politics mostly make you curse John McCain, which we can all agree is a good thing.
To sum up, guns don’t kill people, crazy socialists do. And good people with guns keep them from killing more people.