Gun control epic fail in Colorado school shooting

Thomas Lifson
The gun grabbers have got a lot of explaining to do in the wake of the Arapaho High School shooting. Colorado's new gun control laws, which sparked a landmark recall but remain on the books, failed to stop Karl Pierson from buying the shotgun he used, reportedly last week. What did strop him before he could injure more than one student was a good guy with a gun.

Weasel Zippers calls our attention to the ironies:

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."

It is very fortunate indeed that lamebrains hadn't made Arapaho High a "gun free zone" and thereby prevented the deputy from packing heat. The notion of finding comfort by posting a "gun free zone" notices is delusional idiocy of the highest order.

Hat tip: Lauri Regan

The gun grabbers have got a lot of explaining to do in the wake of the Arapaho High School shooting. Colorado's new gun control laws, which sparked a landmark recall but remain on the books, failed to stop Karl Pierson from buying the shotgun he used, reportedly last week. What did strop him before he could injure more than one student was a good guy with a gun.

Weasel Zippers calls our attention to the ironies:

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."

It is very fortunate indeed that lamebrains hadn't made Arapaho High a "gun free zone" and thereby prevented the deputy from packing heat. The notion of finding comfort by posting a "gun free zone" notices is delusional idiocy of the highest order.

Hat tip: Lauri Regan