A Florida jury is considering whether to strap down the school shooter in Parkland and inject him with poison. Notoriously, the school resource police officer ran away from danger as 17 died.
In Uvalde TX, grieving parents are furious that responders loitered in the hallways for 70 minutes while their children frantically called for help or bled to death. The old adage that when seconds count, police are minutes away — underlined and CAPITALIZED!
Law enforcement has no truer friend that the Werkes. They deter some crime but serve primarily as the intake mechanism for the criminal justice system, thanks to progressives who ban tactics like stop and frisk. Increasingly, police come into play after the crime has been committed.
A nut case opened fire at a shopping mall in Greenwood IN on Sunday 07-17-22. He killed three and wounded two before a 22-year-old shopper, legally armed with his own Glock, shot and killed the bastard, who came prepared for mayhem with three weapons and 100 rounds of ammo.
“The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop this shooter almost as soon as he began,” Police Chief Jim Ison said. He called Elisjsha Dicken’s actions, “nothing short of heroic.”
Mr. Dicken was carrying his Glock 9-millimeter handgun legally under the state’s new constitutional carry law. No need for a permit. The police chief:
“He engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun, was very proficient in that, very tactically sound, and, as he moved to close in on the suspect, he was also motioning for people to exit behind him. Many more people would have died last night if not for a responsible armed citizen that took action very quickly within the first two minutes of the shooting.”
The irony is that this particular shopping mall posted signage banning weapons.
Change the law!
Germantown school board asks state to train staff in firearms & allow concealed carry in schools. — Wisconsin Right Now.
“Losing one life at a school shooting is too many and criminals do not follow laws, including gun laws, and the ‘gun free school zone’ signs do nothing but notify a criminal that there will be few, if any, people in the building that can defend themselves, and a sign saying ‘STAFF IS ARMED AND TRAINED TO USE DEADLY FORCE’ sends a message that the school will not be an easy target.”
The Blaska policy agenda:
Establishments that prohibit firearms without active screening should be held liable for resulting casualties. There’s a reason nut cases target places where firearms are prohibited — schools full of defenseless children, especially. Prying firearms from criminals, gang bangers, and nutcases (how many signals must they send?) has been a Big Fail.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Outsourcing personal protection to the professionals is killing too many innocents. Schools should authorize employees who volunteer and are specially trained to carry weapons, as Germantown requests. Post signs at every entrance: “Do you feel lucky, punk?”