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Old 02-01-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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At a middle school in Atlanta, GA, a student opened fire with a gun. But instead of 20 or more children being killed as happened in Newtown, CT, this time no one was killed and only one injured. The injured boy was expected to be released from the hospital the same day.

The difference? An adult carrying a gun, who the story says was off-duty but happened to be there, quickly disarmed the shooter. The story doesn't say whether the adult was carrying openly, or concealing his gun as most carriers do.

At long last, we have stumbled upon a way to keep massive school shootings from claiming dozens of lives.

The solution isn't perfect, of course. The kid still managed to open fire, and one student was injured. Thankfully, that one student will recover. But this is a far better outcome than what we have seen at Newtown, in the Wisconsin Sikh temple, at the Aurora theater, etc.

After so many gun bans, waiting periods, "gun free" zones etc. that have spectacularly failed, it's a welcome relief to finally find something that has, at least this time, stopped a shooting: A good guy with a gun happened to be there.

Since our politicians have been doing so much talking about wanting to reduce these terrible mass shootings, when can we expect them to legislate rules saying that responsible adults are now allowed to carry their weapons at schools? And how about at religious temples, theaters, political rallies... come to think of it, how about anywhere?

This idea appears to have a MUCH better track record thatn everything else the politicians have tried. And it stands to reason that most law-abiding adults are mature and responsible enough to carry weapons, since law-abiding adults have a stellar record for NOT doing silly things with guns, compared to virtually every other group.

Considering that pretty much every other scheme has failed and mass shootings have gone on unimpeded while they were in force, is there ANY reason not to try this one instead?

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Armed guard disarmed teen in Atlanta school shooting, says police chief | The Salt Lake Tribune

Armed guard disarmed teen in Atlanta school shooting, says police chief

By KATE BRUMBACK
The Associated Press
First Published Jan 31 2013 12:58 pm • Updated 1 minute ago

Atlanta • A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.

Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown around 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said.

The wounded boy was taken "alert, conscious and breathing" to Grady Memorial Hospital, said police spokesman Carlos Campos. He was expected to be released Thursday night.

Police swarmed the school of about 400 students after reports of the shooting while a crowd of anxious parents gathered in the streets, awaiting word on their children. Students were kept at the locked-down school for more than two hours before being dismissed.

Investigators believe the shooting was not random and that something occurred between the two students that may have led to it.

Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said the school does have metal detectors.

"The obvious question is how did this get past a metal detector?" Davis asked about the gun. "That’s something we do not know yet."

The armed resource officer who took the gun away was off-duty and at the school, but police didn’t release details on him or whether he is regularly at Price. Since 20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December, calls for armed officers in every school have resonated across the country.

Hours after the Atlanta shooting, several school buses loaded with children pulled away from the school and stopped in front of a church about a half-block away. Parents tried boarding the buses. Police who initially tried to stop the parents, relented and screamed, "Let them off!" about the students.

James Bolton was at work when his sister called saying a teen had been shot at his son’s school and was in the crowd as parents began swarming the fleet of buses.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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And the libs scatter like cockroaches when the lights are turned on.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:08 AM
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I guess lack of response due to the duplicate thread begun yesterday:

Shooting at Price Middle School

Oh, wait. I guess I should say something stupid in response. Seems to be required. Let us see. Ah!

"I guess cons won't be running out to buy the gun used by this youth, since he did not manage to slaughter a bunch of children with it".

How's that?
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Lets see, there are two reasons why the shooting was stopped and did not turn into a Newtown level tragedy:

1. It was not a random shooting, but a result of a confrontation between two students.

2. The school had an armed resource office. Now lets go back to Obama's executive orders... specifically #18: "Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers." Additionally, Obama has asked congress to approve grants for schools to hire more armed resource officers.

Next?
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I guess the NRA was right again. It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.


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Lets see, there are two reasons why the shooting was stopped and did not turn into a Newtown level tragedy:


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2. The school had an armed resource office. Now lets go back to Obama's executive orders... specifically #18: "Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers." Additionally, Obama has asked congress to approve grants for schools to hire more armed resource officers.

It's good to see Obama following their advice. He should have had LaPierre heading his little task force instead of Crazy Joe.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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A number of states have been changing their laws about responsible adults carryig concealed weapons. More and more states are issuing permits more freely, and some do not require permits at all.

When can we expect the Fed govt to follow suit, since this is the ONLY plan to show any positive results in the quest to reduce or eliminate school shootings, mass murders etc.?
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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If only the officer had had a pair of scissors. Then surely no one would have been injured.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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According to the liberals an armed officer would cause the little chilrin to be afraid to even walk into school. They are conditioning their children to be afraid of anyone with a gun. Guns are evil. People are all nice and cuddly and want to live in our utopia.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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This story is no longer being reported by the MSM, I wonder why?

Other than this post on CD this is the first I have heard about the outcome.

But this story fell right off the radar.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Eh, this story will get very little press.

#1. Because a police officer managed to disarm the shooter before any serious damage was done.
#2. This sorta backs up the idea that the NRA is supporting, Armed police in schools.
#3. Media doesn't like to carry on and on about school shootings unless there are lots and lots of dead bodies, oh, and the younger the better evidently.
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