Yesterday we saw another tragic shooting at a school. A deranged student decided that it would be ok to begin shooting at students (in this case it seems likely that the first victim had a prior relationship with the attacker).
Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, first shot a young girl and then a 14-year-old boy. At this point school officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, stepped in and fired at the assailant. It is not yet clear whether Rollins died from being shot by the officer or shot himself after the gunfight. Either way…He is dead…and other people are not.
Trump has been calling for more school security, and in the wake of this attack, it appears he is right to do so. A trained professional with a firearm managed to engage the shooter and potentially stop what could have been another massacre.
Gun free zones are known as soft targets. Those wishing to cause murder and mayhem know that in a gun free zone, the first response will take time and as such will be free to carry out the crimes they wish.
It is truly sad that an event like this took place at all…But the parents of those kids that WERE NOT killed must be thinking that Donald Trump has a point. As they embrace their children tonight and perhaps feel a pang of guilt as they think “Thank God it was not MY child”, will they move a little further to Trump's position on this? Will they be thinking that the only reason they have their child safe at home is that a good guy with a gun was there to intervene?