Shooting In Gun Free Zone Thwarted After It Turns Out The Zone Wasn’t So Gun Free After All

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Another gun free zone targeted by a shooter, except this time there was a gun on hand and the shooter was stopped.

ATLANTA (AP) — 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 armed resource officer who took the gun away was off-duty and at the school, but police didn’t release details on him or whether he is regularly at Price. Since 20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December, calls for armed officers in every school have resonated across the country.

It’s terrible this shooting happened, but how many lives were saved because someone was there and armed ready to protect the school and its occupants?

Our friends in the anti-gun movement are quick to use the victims of gun violence as props for their crusade, but how about lives saved because someone was armed and ready to protect themselves and those around them?

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • camsaure

    Now I suppose the libs and susan will want the hero charged.

    • RCND

      Of course. He was not sensitive to the needs and problems of the shooter.

      • camsaure

        Sadly, you are most likely 100% right about that. How far we have fallen.

      • SusanBeehler

        Of course your comment “awesome news” is not sensitive to someone being shot.

        • RCND

          You know, if you can’t grasp the context of my statement no wonder no one takes you seriously at the legislature

          • SusanBeehler

            Let me see if I understand your context, “awesome news” a resource officer did his job and somehow is the “proof” we need more guns in school. Did I grasped it? I thought it was is insensitive in its context. It is kind of like yelling “I told you so to the kid that just got run over and you told them not to go in the street.” Supposedly the guard ripped the gun from his hand it wasn’t just because he had a gun that stop the shooter, it was him “the person” with the training to deescalate a situation. Can’t take criticism of your comment? Gloating during or after a school shooting is unbecoming.

          • mikemc1970

            No the awesome news is that children’s lives have been saved. And done so in such a manner that it lays bare the lies the left make up in order to thwart the second amendment. You and the rest of the leftist cabal were hoping for a mass casualties of children in order to feed your fear mongering machine and inflict your progressive tyranny on everyone.

          • SusanBeehler

            To say anyone is hoping for mass casualties is sick! Safety of our children is not a partisan issue!

          • Onslaught1066

            True, safety is not a partisan concern… on the other hand it is not a concern of liberals either, except as a vehicle to run freedom loving Americans over with.

            My condolences to you for not getting your hoped for blood bath.

          • SusanBeehler

            Onslaught you are very sick! Are you suggesting “liberals” have no rights under the Constitution or no 1st and 2nd Amendment rights.

          • Onslaught1066

            As you are no doubt aware, you are illiterate and as such you should be able to arrive at the conclusion, all by yourself, that any semblance of comprehension you care to infer from the written word is going to be 100% incorrect.

            I will take your silly missive in the vein that I am sure it was intended, and choose not to give answer to your obviously rhetorical question.

            B’bye now.

          • silverstreak

            Susan…The problem is that liberals don’t want anyone that doesn’t think as they do to have any rights.

          • slackwarerobert

            You are correct, you have no right to take away my rights. get the people to approve a constitutional amendment.

          • slackwarerobert

            does the left constantly demand they be cannon fodder for the nightly news? One party is constantly trying to get the children killed. That school bus driver in alabama was not only disarmed, but chained down as well. Adult body in narrow doorway 3 feet away, not even a blind man could miss that. Seat belts don’t save lives, they get you killed.

          • SusanBeehler

            So it was the bus driver’s fault he was killed?

          • slackwarerobert

            No it was the GOVERNMENTS fault. They not only disarmed him, they forced him to be chained down in his workplace.

          • two_amber_lamps

            But a good crisis allows you to do things you could NOT do before… so says your Alinsky buddy Rahm….

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yeA_kHHLow

          • SusanBeehler

            You mean like buying millions of guns and as much ammo as you can carry and start stockpiling?

          • two_amber_lamps

            No silly Suzy… despoil the 2nd Amendment and strip firearms from the commoners. You have been following this discussion, have you not?

            Though as others have proven your reading comprehension is frankly atrocious. Maybe you could have someone read and explain the topics to you before you engage in formulating your leftist-inspired gun-grabbing screeds.

            Not that it would matter…. logic and reason are foreign concepts to you.

          • SusanBeehler

            You don’t like when I turn the statement back on you “a good crisis allows you to do things you could NOT do before” Like buy more guns and alot ammo

          • two_amber_lamps

            The only thing annoying about your nonsensical replies is the fact that I have to correct your mindless drivel time and again.

            Argumentum ad ignorantiam is a poor device Mrs. SuzyB.

          • RCND

            It’s not worth the time

          • camsaure

            She’s on the same level as hanni, just a “blog clogger” with no substance.

          • silverstreak

            I can’t think of a single time in my adult life that I haven’t been able to buy all the guns and ammo I wanted.

          • slackwarerobert

            Haven’t been to the gun stores since christmas I bet. Glad I got my son his AR on black friday last year. I still need my anti aircraft gun. I finally have the steel for the barrels, and the press for making the brass. That should take care of aircraft to 15K feet at least. Guns don’t work above that, so still designing the missiles for 15K-60K. That is a mother without violating a law, but i’m getting there.

          • slackwarerobert

            What I can carry is way to little for me. I prefer to learn to make my own, it is much more liberating knowing I can never be disarmed anymore. That I can make the gun I go on a rampage with is proof I am not mentally unstable even. How can someone be mentally unable to buy a gun when they can make one that is even better.

          • SusanBeehler

            So how many times have you been “disarmed”?

          • slackwarerobert

            Completely, none. Been through 6 pat downs, been armed in the back of 3 cruisers, and got all the way to the jail once. I was curious what was going to happen there, I wasn’t talking so couldn’t tell them I had a gun so it would be the cop that brought the gun beyond the checkpoint. Oops, forgot, 1 time, they took my grenades in 78, but they were british police so I had nothing to fear. But a great way to get out of a ticket, after burying his car hood under 5 guns and over 200 rounds of ammo he gave up and told me to get lost. Still had my backup and wasn’t going to give that up without a fight. Think the only time I got nervous I took a wrong turn into the local hood by mistake, with 38 guns, and 28K rounds of ammo. There was no way to comply with federal transport laws with that much cargo. Picked up a police tail and was followed to the state line.

    • SusanBeehler

      I think it is very strange when someone says “awesome news” about shooting at a school . Resource officers are a good thing to have at a school, “joe blow” taking a $10 course is not a good thing to have at a school.

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        When my cat walks across my keyboard I get a more intelligible comment than yours.

        • two_amber_lamps

          DAmn it flame…. that’s TWICE! LOL!

      • slackwarerobert

        That’s one gun, and ten dollars better than hiding under your desk.

      • StanB

        $10 course? Have you priced out carry courses? Obviously not.

        • SusanBeehler

          You mean you can’t get a Wal-mart special?

    • SusanBeehler

      The hero was the resource officer, who was your hero?

      • slackwarerobert

        Colt 1911. Where are the unions complaining they don’t buy american guns? This is a great example of why we need armed civilians, why take the scum alive so we can pay million to keep him living in luxury. Just put a bullet in him and dump him in that ravine where the funeral home dumps the bodies, and let the rats eat him. Sell his gun on e-bay so it goes to fight crime the next time, and pays for the cleanup from where he bled out.

        • SusanBeehler

          “just put a bullet in him”. Who is him?

          • Onslaught1066

            Depends, are you pre op?

          • SusanBeehler

            I am not having any surgeries

          • Onslaught1066

            So you are just a TV.

            Got it.

        • two_amber_lamps

          That would be “Gun Broker”….

  • RCND

    Awesome news.

    • Snarkie

      You love school shootings that much?

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        Huh? 102 on a Stupid Scale of 100. Clang!

      • Onslaught1066

        Sez the POS who killed his wife when she became too sick to suck his c*ck.

      • two_amber_lamps

        Babbling incoherently AGAIN? Tellin’ ya Snark you better get help for you substance abuse issues…

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xftmhfxl2MY

      • SusanBeehler

        Guns do not kill Snarkie haven’t you gotten the memo? Children kill.

        This blog http://kidshootings.blogspot.com
        blows the argument of Good people with guns, getting bad people with guns out of the “shooting range”

    • RCND

      I can’t believe I have to clarify this for those of you who are either purposely or functionally dense, but I will just to help you out. Its awesome news this guy was stopped. Its awesome news that the “gun-free zone except for those who are killers” was not gun free because a good guy had his. And that is all that was meant by the “awesome news” statement. If you still don’t like it, well I guess you will just have to deal with it

      • SusanBeehler

        Awesome deal

  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    Maybe we’ll get to see an MSNBC video which will tell us what really happened.

    • sbark

      For sure, I’ll bet on their video, the School resource officer who stopped the shooter—gets heckled by the student body he saved

      • SusanBeehler

        no only those who thought the victim was against the 2nd Amendment

  • Clint F

    Saved lives don’t count, you racist.

  • Name

    IDK where else to voice this complaint, but whenever I try to tweet a post, it’s usually over the 140 characters because it says “Say Anything” on both sides. Just FYI.

  • RandyBoBandy

    Do you guys hear that? Just listen a little closer. That is the sound of the liberal media not reporting this story at all.

    • SusanBeehler

      You can hear if you are not listening to “liberal media”? CNN reported it, or isn’t that “liberal” enough for you. Gun violence is not liberal or conservative, it doesn’t discriminate

      • slackwarerobert

        Yes it does, they never attack well armed and prepared conservatives.

        • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

          Yes.
          Just ask Raygun.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    All the more reason to have off duty officers working undercover at our schools.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    It is ironic that Obama doesn’t say anything about the fact that 70% of gun related homicides are black on black crime related. Usually by big city gangs like in his adopted city of Chicago. ( I wonder what the level is in Kenya, but I digress) Today’s black youth kill more fellow blacks than the Democrat run KKK did back in the day. Then there is Democrat supported abortion to think about, where 70% of abortion clinics are located in walking distance to these same black neighborhoods where the gang bangers are killing those babies lucky enough not to have been aborted earlier. I’d say the Democrats, with Obama’s blessing, are doing one hell of a job of genocide on the black race. Just remember, my black citizens, to vote Democrat BEFORE you get whacked.

    suckers

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Get that free obamaphone before some punk ass gang banger kills you for it.

  • LastBestHope

    The NEA and their democrat enablers have made large parts of our public school system a farm system for the prison system.

    • SusanBeehler

      We are Republican run in North Dakota.

  • OTA Mom

    My husband is a lifetime NRA member and gets their monthly magazine. I always turn to the “Armed Citizen” page, which is filled with stories of people protecting themselves and saving the lives of their family members with firearms–“awesome news” in my book.

    • rbb

      Do they still have the pages covering family members that have killed other family members by mistake?

      • Onslaught1066

        Speaking of Dumb-O, are you going to link us to the video your presmadent is going to blame for the attack on our embassy in Turkey?

      • SusanBeehler
    • SusanBeehler

      I don’t know why the “gun media” does not report stories like this http://kidshootings.blogspot.com/

  • slackwarerobert

    So did he use the scissors? homeland security thinks that is the way to go.

  • silverstreak

    This also recently happened in Atlanta area.
    This guy didn’t need a gun to create a trail of carnage.
    Georgia DUI driver kills woman; leaves trail of wreckage behind
    http://blog.gasbuddy.com/posts/Georgia-DUI-driver-kills-woman-leaves-trail-of-wreckage-behind/1715-530319-1605.aspx#J8SKb2akRykX3GSs.99
    I don’t hear any cries to ban large pickup trucks.
    And… The 69 year old lady is just as dam*ed dead as if she had been shot to death!

    • slackwarerobert

      Funny how if you are drunk and mow her down it is ok, but if you have a gun in a bar they go nuts. Guess the lady forgot you need to be black to generate outrage when killed with a pickup.

      • SusanBeehler

        You really are lacking!

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