Well, there goes the #guncontrol narrative: Armed guard at Atlanta school stops shooter

Posted by: Phineas on January 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm

One of the arguments gun control advocates have made in the wake of the massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school is that an armed defender would do no good, perhaps be even more dangerous to children and staff than simply hiding, or… something. (1)

I guess the administrators of Price Middle School in Atlanta didn’t get the memo, because an armed security guard disarmed a psycho student with a gun, preventing a potential slaughter:

Atlanta’s police chief says an armed officer working at a city middle school where a student was shot was able to disarm the suspect, also a student, moments after the shooting. 

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was shot in the back of the neck Thursday at Price Middle School and his injury does not appear to be life-threatening. The suspect was taken into custody.

Once again, the best defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

via Dana Loesch.

RELATED: This isn’t the only time an armed defender has saved lives: an off-duty cop recently prevented a workplace massacre in Texas, while Columbine might well have been much worse, had it not been for the presence of an armed deputy on campus.

Footnote:
(1) Maybe they’ve seen that bizarre DHS “What to do in a mass-shooting situation” video.

Edit: On rereading the original article, there’s nothing to clearly indicate the guard was an off-duty police officer, though many “armed resource officers” are police working a second job. I’ve altered the text for accuracy’s sake.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Carlos says:

    “Once again, the best defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

    The second best defense? Especially if the potential gunman/murderer doesn’t have a clue if someone will shoot back because of c/c laws.

  2. The doubters of the utility of armed security, legal gun ownership, concealed carry, etc. in an armed confrontation are the same ones who subscribe to the the idiocy portrayed in that DHS workplace shooting training video that states the best line of defense against an armed intruder is a pair of scissors. If only FT. Hood had had the foresight to assign someone to Defensive Scissors Issue Duty that fateful day.

  3. Sefton says:

    DHS might as well have put out a video telling potential victims that they’re going to ask Congress to pass legislation that will install Batman Spotlights in the workplace/schools.