Thursday, December 19, 2013

Armed Response Ended the Colorado School Shooting in 80 Seconds

Color me cynical, but I think this is one of two reasons this shooting has dropped off the news screens:
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — It’s a stark fact that is fueling an already intense debate about gun rights in this state: It was an armed deputy who stopped the Arapahoe High School gunman last week from unleashing a deadly massacre, not the expansive new gun control laws approved by Colorado Democrats in March in reaction to two mass shootings.
That is the increasingly inescapable takeaway as details emerge from the school shooting Friday, when the 18-year-old gunman injured another student at random before turning the gun on himself in the school library as the armed deputy was closing in on him....

Eighty seconds after entering the school, the shooter killed himself. The deputy’s response “was a critical element in the shooter’s decision to take his own life,” said Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson.
The other reason: The would-be murderer has been identified as a hard Lefty. That was apparently up briefly, then scrubbed. Didn't fit the proper narrative.

More here.

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