Gun control advocates are not going to like this story. It’s an example of what can happen when a school has effective security that can prevent mass shootings. It also exposes the ineffectiveness of simply passing more gun laws.
When the school resource officer at Great Mills High School in Maryland engaged a potential mass shooter, he saved lives and proved that a “good guy with a gun” can prevent tragedies. Not only that, but he struck a powerful blow against the left’s anti-2nd amendment narrative.
Armed Officer Stops A Mass Shooting
Earlier today, 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins entered the high school and shot two students, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. Blaine Gaskill, the school resource officer who was in duty at the time, opened fire on the gunman who later died.
Governor Larry Hogan discusses Gaskill’s actions during the attack. “While it’s still tragic, he may have saved other people’s lives,” he said. Both of the victims are receiving medical treatment. Gaskill was not injured in the attack.
Jonathan Freese, a student at the school, told CNN that the school had been locked down. “I didn’t really expect for this to happen,” he said. “I do always feel safe, though, because they always have police at the school.”
Gun Laws Didn’t Prevent This Shooting, A Man With A Gun Did
The leftist anti-gun lobby — and their allies in the establishment media — are going to have a hard time with this story. They can’t ignore the shooting, but it is likely they will downplay Gaskill’s role in preventing a horrific situation.
When the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School happened, the media did what they do best: Ignore all other facts in favor of pushing an anti-gun agenda. They trotted out students who lived through the attack to promote their narrative. Naturally, they highlighted only the students who slammed the NRA and advocated for further restrictions on firearms. Other students who believed in the 2nd amendment were largely ignored.
The establishment media’s reaction to these types of incidents is not surprising. However, the facts still remain. This story shows that the best way to prevent evil people from carrying out atrocities like the Parkland school shooting is to have armed professionals protecting our children.
It’s an inconvenient fact for the left, but the majority of Americans agree. A good man with a gun is the most solid defense against those who would do our children harm.
A self-confessed news and political junkie, Jeff’s writing has been featured in Small Business Trends, Business2Community, and The Huffington Post. Born in Southern California and having experienced the 1992 L.A. Riots up close and personal, Jeff's insights are informed by his experiences as a black man and a conservative.
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