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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by samcraig, Mar 20, 2018.
Thankfully the school resource office moved to engage the shooter and ended the threat. Hopefully the injured make a speedy and complete recovery.
Another tragedy. Hopefully, our country will support these students and families and work through differences to affect change.
So guns in schools do work in stopping threats.
Maryland has some pretty strict gun laws so I'm wondering how this person obtained that gun.
I was curious to see if the cop who shot the ceiling a couple weeks ago would make the media’s school shooting list. It did. I’m glad to hear the cop today did his job.
The shooter was killed. Not wounded.
Glad there was a professional in the building. However I cannot imagine any TEACHER who would want to be the one pulling the trigger and killing one of their own students. But that's just me.
The press better not bury this story. This is what future would be mass shooters need to hear and fear to make them seek another outlet for help, preferably one that actually does.
Sounds like the shooter has died, but the other students appear to be recovering.
How will students concentrate on studies while fearing for their lives?
Have you been to Baltimore? No lack of guns on the streets there -- and not legally obtained either.
Bad guy used a handgun. Cop ended the threat with lethal force. This thread probably won’t be too popular.
If you are asking how the shooter got his gun, Maryland hasn’t banned guns so he may have stolen it from his parents or another otherwise law abiding gun owner. Or it is possible that he got it from a nearby state with less strict gun laws.
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The fact that he had a handgun with much fewer shots than an assault rifle, and a recoil that will keep him from making full use of the semi automatic features likely saved lives and gave a chance for the cop to shoot him.
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Yeah. Gun proponents aren't going to like this one. Everything that them damn liberals argue for is supported by this incident.
Especially in comparison to the Parkland shooting. Handgun instead of AR-15 results in 2 wounded instead of 17 dead. Armed LEO (not random good guy with a gun) takes down shooter. Gun supporters will have to admit them damn liberals may be on to something.
Its extremely sad that there have to be armed 'security' at schools in the first place....
Never gonna happen. After kooks rights to arms everyone/everything else is tied for second place.
So we’re resigning ourselves to *reacting* to shootings happening instead of figuring out what in our culture (toxic masculinity, the militarization of the American mind) drives these events to happen in the first place.
Thank god our shooting epidemic is cured by stopping shootings AS they happen, great news everyone.
See BaldiMac's post. Then also consider that while the outcome saved lives - it doesn't remotely address the fact that he had access to a gun in the first place.
That is certainly one way to look at it. Without all of the details it's hard to say though. For all we know lives would have been saves in Parkland if the cop acted like this one did. If you want to compare the two incidents gun-for-gun then maybe you could make a point. But what about the responses of the cops? Who knows what kind of damage this kid could have gone on to do if this hero didn't engage him.
Most school shooters are on suicide missions. They don't expect to make it out alive. The mere fact that this story is dominating national news right now is catnip for the next potential school shooter. What the media really should do is stop sensationalizing these shootings whenever they occur. This should get passing mention, not wall-to-wall coverage on every news network.
Has it been reported yet how he was able to get this gun? Asking seriously, I haven't had time to read much yet.
Exactly, a good portion of them are suicide by cop, so the more we cover that the shooter ends up dead the more likely the next suicidal person who is too scared to actually kill himself is to try to go out that way.
Glad there wasn't more carnage. However, this is still not great - 1 young person dead, 2 injured, and 1 security officer who will have to deal with taking a life (even if it was justified).
I don't think it's been reported yet. But my point remains. The "solutions" can't all be post-facto when the person already has a gun. Armed guards at school isn't a bad idea but it doesn't solve the/every problem related to school shootings.
Agreed, but our society doesn’t want to do anything about the underlying issues. Sure you get some talk on the left about gun control, and some talk on the right about mental healthcare, but it’s all just lip service and neither side wants to do anything, and the left is too scared to try to call the right’s bluff and actually push for universal access to mental health services.