Seriously. While the lone shooting at Arapahoe High School was tragic, the episode must be considered in its entire context. Once a bad guy decides to take lives, whether by guns, knives, bombs or whatever, the key is to minimize the damage and subdue the criminal. That’s what happened here. In a high school near Columbine and only a year after Newtown, here was a school that actually protected children by having an armed guard. Thank God for that!
As a VP for an Internal Audit group at a large company, I constantly think in terms of detecting and preventing problems. We know that some people may be motivated to steal, but we want them to know that the odds are against them. We put in controls to catch them if they do steal, but more importantly, we do things to prevent them from stealing in the first place. They either need to not steal at all or at least not steal from us.
Believe it or not, criminals operate on a sophisticated risk/reward model just like the rest of us. They want the optimal amount of gain relative to the risk of being caught. In the case of protecting children, having armed guards prevents problems by scaring away the cowardly bad guys and it mitigates the damage if they show up to do their evil deeds.
Sadly for the Leftists, they had to gloss over this great news as quickly as possible and suppress the truth about the shooter. Just one more case of media bias. That’s why we need to remember the victories of the Arapahoe model and tell as many people as possible. The gun grabbers certainly won’t do that. Via Karl Pierson was a pro-abortion, anti-gun, anti-war socialist Democrat:
Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”
Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at Arapahoe High, knew Pierson. They said he had political views that were “outside the mainstream,” but they did not elaborate.
That might explain why the mainstream media in general didn’t want to get into his motivations too much. Makes their own ideology look bad. It’s hard for them to report on these things accurately, isn’t it? Can’t report on the armed guard. That makes self-defense look viable. Can’t report on the socialism, because that makes Democrats look bad. Let’s just say nothing and hope people think that he was a Tea Party person. That’s journalism! Whatever fits, they print.
In fact, these shooters are almost always secularists, leftists or secular leftists. See below for past stories.