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December 17, 2013 - 2:07 pm

I know this story has been out there for a day or two now. It still deserves amplification.

The Colorado 18-year-old who armed up with a shotgun and went hunting for his teacher at Arapahoe High School last week would probably have done more damage had there not been an armed guard on the premises, according to A.W.R Hawkins.

Speaking on December 14th, Arapahoe Sheriff Grayson Robinson told CNN that when Pierson entered the school his “intent was evil, and his evil intent was to harm multiple individuals.”

While Pierson was able to critically wound one student, from his first shot to his last, the only life that was lost was his. Robinson said “a critical element” in this scenario was the deputy who ran toward “the noise of gunshot,” when “many would run away from it.”

Robinson said the deputy “went to the thunder,” which brought him to the library where Pierson was holed up.

On the way into the library the officer directed students to “get down” and let everyone know he was a “county deputy sheriff.”

Said Robinson, “We know for a fact that the shooter knew that the deputy was in the immediate area and while the deputy was containing the shooter, the shooter took his own life.”

This incident lasted 80 seconds. At Sandy Hook Elementary, where there was no armed guard, Adam Lanza had approximately four unimpeded minutes to carry out his evil intent.

The NRA was the highest profile group to call for increasing the number of armed guards at schools following the Sandy Hook tragedy. The outcome at Arapahoe suggests that they were right, and their critics — which included the Obama administration — were wrong.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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No surprise that the shooter's socialist and anti conservative rants have been withheld from ANY mainstream reporting. How often does this pattern have to repeat before even progressives get the message; gunman enters a school building intent on committing murder; when confronted with armed security, or when he hears sirens headed in his direction, decides the best course of action is to kill himself. It takes a certain demented mind to turn a shotgun on yourself. Good riddance.
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Dead children make for better anti-rights propaganda. They celebrate dead children. http://pjmedia.com/blog/from-sandy-hook-to-malpractice/
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Of course we have to remember that actually saving lives isn't important to the NRAs critics. All they care about is getting rid of privately held firearms, to hell with the actual effect on crime.
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Why, oh why is it that countless time in the past and in this incident we hear that no one suspected a thing, he was a good kid/human being [just opinionated] and the thought of the shooter being 'more nuts than not' never entered their extremely tiny heads ? (Do not get me started on their parents)
Could it be that the self-esteem tide that has engulfed this country flat allows people to refuse to make any kind of value judgment anymore ?
...or, could it be that most of the talked-to witnesses we see and hear are simply products of what we generously call 'schooling', & have the mental acuity of protoplasm ? [#sarc intended]
Don't know about you, but I suspect if these aren't primary sources of a disconnect, they surely are not riding in the rear of the bus.
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No surprise that the shooter's socialist and anti conservative rants have been withheld from ANY mainstream reporting. How often does this pattern have to repeat before even progressives get the message; gunman enters a school building intent on committing murder; when confronted with armed security, or when he hears sirens headed in his direction, decides the best course of action is to kill himself. It takes a certain demented mind to turn a shotgun on yourself. Good riddance.
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I'll try to be as eloquent as I can.
DUH.
If the anti rights commie gun grabbers would just for once in thier pathetic live be fricken honest they would come up with the same thing I did. DUH!
Dishonest hypocrates, the whole lot of them.
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Obama isn't wrong. He's worse than wrong. He's a hypocrite. He does indeed believe in more armed guards...when it benefits him. His kids go to Sidwell School, which has a dozen armed guards on staff.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/from-sandy-hook-to-malpractice/
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How much better it would have been if the FIRST person he encountered - whoever that might have been - had been armed and able to be that "good guy" - or gal? I'm glad the guard was there, but in such a massive facility he was just lucky. The killer could have played games with him for a very long time and killed many more but for that stroke of luck.

Why should the lives of children or anyone else depend completely on luck?
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Of course we have to remember that actually saving lives isn't important to the NRAs critics. All they care about is getting rid of privately held firearms, to hell with the actual effect on crime.
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Dead children make for better anti-rights propaganda. They celebrate dead children. http://pjmedia.com/blog/from-sandy-hook-to-malpractice/
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And raped women.
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