“As a parent, you just think you can send your child to school and you hope they come home OK”, Laquanda Pittman said, while still looking for her 6-year-0ld son in the aftermath of a school shooting where an armed guard took down a shooter after he shot a child in the neck.
Mayor Kasim Reed offered the following statement:
“Gun violence in and around our schools is simply unconscionable and must end. Too many young people are being harmed, and too many families are suffering from unimaginable and unnecessary grief.”
No praise or even mention of the heroic act of an un-named armed guard working at the school.
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 about 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. Grady Heath System Spokeswoman Denise Simpson said the teen had been discharged from the hospital Thursday night. Campos said charges against the shooter were pending.
This heroic effort, which potentially saved hundreds of lives, wasn’t mentioned on Fox News or any other mainstream media outlet. The school shooting was reported, but the fact that a man with a firearm overtook the violent assailant simply didn’t even factor into the reports.
The mayor skipped over the reason the shooter didn’t inflict greater carnage in his apparent rampage effort. The media failed to report the truth that Americans with guns, whether hired for the task or not, step up in violent situations to save innocent lives.
“Gun Violence” of course was the topic, rather than a moral deficit. While the media will certainly rush to judge this as another proof positive that guns kill and wound too many, the truth will be missed: when American’s are allowed their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, they will come through to protect innocent lives each and every time. It makes us wonder a bit what the Sandy Hook attacks may have looked like, should there have been an armed man or woman around to counter the sadistic efforts of cowardly criminals.
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