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The NRA’s National School Shield Plan Works

If you recall, following the Sandy Hook shooting, the NRA came out with a proposal to make schools safer called The National School Shield. The National School Shield program is multifaceted, but calls for a trained, armed officer at every school. The NRA’s plan has been ridiculed by virtually everyone on the left and labeled crazy by the mainstream media, but guess what? It works. 

On Friday, December 13 2013 at 12:33 PM, 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson entered Arapahoe High School armed with a pump-action shotgun, Molotov cocktails and what’s being described as a bandolier of shotgun shells.

By 12:35 PM, just 80 seconds later, it was all over.

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy James Englert was working as the school’s resource officer when the shooting happened, and he, along with an unarmed security guard, ran towards the sound of gunfire. As they were closing in on the shooter, the shooter did what most shooters do – he killed himself, after shooting one student in the head.

80 seconds, five shotgun shots, one student critically wounded, and a dead shooter.

Now ask yourself, if a good guy with a gun, in this case Deputy Englert, had not been there running towards the sound of gunfire, how many more students would have been shot? How long would it have been before police arrived?

I’m sure in the coming days and weeks we’ll learn more about the event, what happened, the security protocols, what worked and what can be improved, but what we know at this point is that Deputy Englert is a hero and his bravery saved many lives that day. I think Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said it best – “the shooter knew the deputy was coming.”

Because the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

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9 Responses to The NRA’s National School Shield Plan Works

  1. PaCo SGM, Ret. December 16, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Common sense says that we can not secure schools any longer with wishful thinking and good intentions, we have to have armed security in the schools to deal with the obvious threat that the small % of the mentally ill pose.
    Locking doors, reinforcing windows, social media and hoping that friends and family members observation will catch something only go so far, and are an extremely small part of the overall security picture needed, unfortunately it has proven not to be far enough as Sandy hook proved.

    With the amount of firearms that are accessible to any one with ill intent in America there is no other option other then armed security/training and arming teachers/school officials or a LEO being on site.

    • Bill Spiers December 16, 2013 at 11:31 am #

      It’s so sad even one student was injured. I’m a former Police officer and former school teacher/administrator who has a Texas CHL and would love to work free of charge at any school to save one life. Taking our guns away is not the answer. Putting good people with guns and training can make the difference between life and death in our schools where all students deserve to be safe.

    • Lee December 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

      For those who are not familiar with the word ill intent, in this case it would have to do with shooting a whole bunch of people! My school had a officer, “Joe” served from 1970 to ? Way after I got out in 1973. We had not one deadly act in that school, now the PS schools have cops all over with metal detectors at the doors. Strange thing is they pull guns and knives off the kids with no repercussions. We should take a lesson from Max, Nebraska! No government intervention and get on real well!

  2. TK December 16, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Now how long will it take the liberals to figure it out?

    • PaCo SGM, R. December 16, 2013 at 11:48 am #

      The won’t, to do so would be to admit that they were wrong the entire time and to admit that guns are a necessity in the modern America.
      Liberals have never been keen on facing the hard facts preferring to live in the safe areas of their mind where there is a cop on every corner and career criminals can be reformed.

    • Hillbilly Bob December 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      the libtards will never figure it out, they don’t care about anything but their end game and that is to disarm law abiding citizens

  3. john December 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    smaller magizines? shorter barrels? ammo limitation sale? guns/gaurds in school? or should we just get rid of the CIA?

    • TK December 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

      I’ll take abolish the CIA for $500 Alex.

    • PaCo SGM, R. December 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

      What does the CIA have to do with the discussion?