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LaPierre was right: Armed deputy at Arapahoe High School stopped bad guy with gun

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, was repeatedly mocked, ridiculed and castigated by the liberal left media for suggesting there be armed guards in every school in the nation after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary one year ago.

Every word uttered by LaPierre became fodder for the anti-gun, crush the Second Amendment, crowd.

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre was blasted for saying.

“I call on Congress today, to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation,” he said during the NRA press conference after the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012.

Arapahoe Shooting
Photo Credit: Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post

Now consider the events at Colorado’s Arapahoe High School last Friday where heavily armed, dressed to kill, right wing hater Karl Pierson, 18, went on an 80-second shooting spree that ended with him taking his own life after “an armed deputy stationed at the school cornered him in the library,” the Washington Post reported.

Imagine that: the armed officer in the school stopped a bad guy with a gun.

It has to be so difficult for the mainstream media to report the facts in this case considering how the facts don’t fit the left’s usual narrative.

Karl Pierson
Karl Pierson
Photo via CNN

Pierson, “wearing a bandolier containing shotgun shells and carrying a pump-action shotgun, a machete and a backpack holding three Molotov cocktails — walked through a door adjacent to the library,” and in less than 80 seconds, had fired off five rounds, critically injuring Claire Davis, 17, who remains in a coma, before taking his own life, according to CNN.

The CNN report continued, with information from Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson:

The rampage might have resulted in many more casualties had it not been for the quick response of a deputy sheriff who was working as a school resource officer at the school, Robinson said.

Once he learned of the threat, he ran — accompanied by an unarmed school security officer and two administrators — from the cafeteria to the library, Robinson said. “It’s a fairly long hallway, but the deputy sheriff got there very quickly.”

The deputy was yelling for people to get down and identified himself as a county deputy sheriff, Robinson said. “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.”

He praised the deputy’s response as “a critical element to the shooter’s decision” to kill himself, and lauded his response to hearing gunshots. “He went to the thunder,” he said. “He heard the noise of gunshot and, when many would run away from it, he ran toward it to make other people safe.”

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Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR

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