U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The NRA solution to end school shootings is to put armed officers in the schools. The left laughs at this suggestion. Their only solution is more gun control.
According to the NRA, “Only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.“
The gun grabbing left laughs at this idea. They claim it is some type of right-wing fantasy that a good guy with a gun can stop a mass shooter. They make claims such as that by adding another firearm into the mix all it will do is exacerbate the problem.
I am on an anti-gun group's internal mailing list. Today I received an email about putting armed officers in schools. They feared that this would lead to over-policing of schools and make minority students feel uncomfortable. It was their stance that it would be a mistake to add armed good guys to schools.
Then this morning happened. A gunman walked into Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland and opened fired on students. The shooter hit a female student and a male student. Both are expected to survive.
A resource officer (a.k.a “a good guy with a gun”) engaged the shooter and was able to wound the suspect bringing the shooting to an end without the loss of a single innocent life. This incident played out exactly like the NRA predicted it would end.
A good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun.
The resource officer didn't cower and hide from the shooter like what Scott Peterson did in Parkland, FL. He engaged the would-be killer and stopped what could have become another mass school shooting. In the process, he saved countless lives.
Maryland also has some of the most stringent gun laws in the country. These are the gun laws that “Every Town For Gun Safety” and “Mom's Demand Action” have been pushing for nationwide. These didn't stop the shooting. The ideas put forth by the NRA, GOA, NAGR, and The VCDL stopped the tragedy.
The leftist will spin this successful implementation of the pro-gun movement's plan, and the failures of their solutions as somehow the NRA's fault. They will lash out at the likes of Dana Loesch and claim that she cares more about her guns than her children.
They will use misogynist language by calling politicians “bitches” of the NRA. The reason they launch these attacks is to try to control the message. If you are defending, you are losing. The left understands this and will be unleashing their child pawns to try to put pro-gun, freedom-loving Americans on the defensive.
We will need a massive push back against these well-funded Astroturf groups. We cannot let their emotions be their facts. Engaging them is worthless. We must engage the masses of people on the fence in an honest conversation about school shootings. Engaging these gun-grabbing groups is useless.
We have for far too long let the left control the message. We must engage our friends and family through social media such as Facebook and Twitter. We must also engage with people face to face and explain our reasoning behind being pro-gun.
By pointing out that over 95% of all school shootings happen in “gun free zones” is a good start. Point out that Maryland has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and a gunman still carried out an attack at Great Mills High School.
Point out the fact that the NRA's “good guy with a gun” scenario is not a fantasy, and the Great Mills High School shooting is proof that it works to stop mass shootings. Let's not let the left control the narrative on this one. They control the media, but with the power of the internet, we can become an alternative voice of truth in their world of using emotions as facts.
About John Crump
John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.