In the most recent school shooting in Colorado the shooter, who was not repelled by the magic pixie dust powered “Gun Free Zone” sign, was not a mass shooter but a student with a specific target in mind.
18 year old Karl Halverson Pierson walked into Arapahoe High School armed with a shotgun and 2 Molotov cocktails looking to kill the Librarian and Debate Coach Tracy Murphy after Murphy had benched him during the last debate competition.
A few things spring to mind.
First, once again the “Gun Free Zone” shows how utterly ridiculous it is at actually stopping anyone with malicious intent from entering.
Secondly, the teacher was lucky that Pierson got his hand on a shotgun because he didn’t hide it and that gave Murphy enough warning to flee the school before he got shot. A gun is not the only way to kill a teacher as we saw in the tragic case of math teacher Colleen Ritzer who was killed by a student with a box cutter in October. Let alone the two Molotov cocktails that would have immolated Murphy.
Thirdly, even though the shooter used a shotgun I’ve already heard the gun control zealots point to this incident as reason for Assault Weapons Bans. Leave it to the gun controllers never to let a good tragedy go by unexploited regardless of how it doesn’t relate to their message.
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