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Here’s one case of a guy stopping a shooter. Although I’m not really compelled. Just thought I’d throw it in for reference.


This nifty little post has been making the rounds over the past few days as a good example of why we need more guns to combat school shooters rather than gun control.
The whole thing begins with “Ever heard of the Pearl River, MS shooting? Probably not.”
The hope of whomever created this little piece of pro-gun propaganda is that you’ve never heard of it and that you won’t Google it. Because the vast majority of the information presented here is factually incorrect.
First of all, this case is being presented as some sort of response to last Friday’s shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, even though these events in Mississippi took place in 1997. Since it happened in 1997, why would “the mainstream media” talk about it now? I guess because it’s the one good example of someone stopping a school shooter, right?
After all, it is very true that the assistant principal stopped the shooter by pointing a gun at him. But “stop” is being used pretty loosely here.
The assistant principal stopped the shooter after he had already killed his mother and two other students, and wounded seven others. And was attempting to leave the school grounds in a car. That’s what five seconds of internet research turns up.
So, no, I’m not buying that we just need more assistant principals with handguns to keep our kids safe.

fauxpolitics replied to your video: On this episode of the Hero Report podcast, we…

Here’s one case of a guy stopping a shooter. Although I’m not really compelled. Just thought I’d throw it in for reference.

This nifty little post has been making the rounds over the past few days as a good example of why we need more guns to combat school shooters rather than gun control.

The whole thing begins with “Ever heard of the Pearl River, MS shooting? Probably not.”

The hope of whomever created this little piece of pro-gun propaganda is that you’ve never heard of it and that you won’t Google it. Because the vast majority of the information presented here is factually incorrect.

First of all, this case is being presented as some sort of response to last Friday’s shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, even though these events in Mississippi took place in 1997. Since it happened in 1997, why would “the mainstream media” talk about it now? I guess because it’s the one good example of someone stopping a school shooter, right?

After all, it is very true that the assistant principal stopped the shooter by pointing a gun at him. But “stop” is being used pretty loosely here.

The assistant principal stopped the shooter after he had already killed his mother and two other students, and wounded seven others. And was attempting to leave the school grounds in a car. That’s what five seconds of internet research turns up.

So, no, I’m not buying that we just need more assistant principals with handguns to keep our kids safe.

# guns # Mississippi # Connecticut

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    See I didn’t know that tidbit about him leaving when he was shot. Always do your research folks.
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