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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:36 PM

There were armed guards at the school at Columbine.

So that doesn't always deter or stop multiple deaths of children at school.

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Reply There were armed guards at the school at Columbine. (Original post)
Lex Dec 2012 OP
HockeyMom Dec 2012 #1
Lex Dec 2012 #3
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Response to Lex (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:49 PM

1. Harris and Klebold were STUDENTS

at the school and just walked right in with their guns hidden under coats. They didn't have to go blasting their way into school because they belonged there and nobody suspected anything.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:00 PM

3. Yes, and obviously armed guards aren't the answer.

Not even close.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:50 PM

2. Yes.. Here is the truth of why they could do nothing....

Deputy Neil Gardner was a 15-year veteran of the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff’s Office assigned as the uniformed officer at Columbine. According to an account compiled by the police department, Gardner fired on Harris but was unsuccessful in stopping him:

Gardner, seeing Harris working with his gun, leaned over the top of the car and fired four shots. He was 60 yards from the gunman. Harris spun hard to the right and Gardner momentarily thought he had hit him. Seconds later, Harris began shooting again at the deputy.

After the exchange of gunfire, Harris ran back into the building. Gardner was able to get on the police radio and called for assistance from other Sheriff’s units. "Shots in the building. I need someone in the south lot with me."

The second officer was Deputy Paul Smoker, a motorcycle patrolman who was near the school writing a speeding ticket. When he heard a dispatch of a woman injured at the high school, he responded. He, too, fired at Harris but didn't stop him.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/columbine-armed-guards_n_2347096.html

Those that use this argument to deny any need for further gun regulation are not simply wrong, demonstrably wrong, but disingenuous to an incredibly irresponsible level IMO.

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