There was a school shooting in Colorado on Friday. Did you hear about it?
As soon as he entered the building Friday, Pierson fired a round down the hallway and another from point-blank range that critically injured one student. He fired a third round down the hall and entered the library, where he fired again and set off one of the Molotov cocktails, igniting bookshelves.
As fire and smoke poured through the room, Pierson fired a fifth round and went into the back corner of the library, where he fired his last shot, killing himself.
“It is our strong belief that he came to that school with that weapon and with multiple rounds and his intention was to utilize those multiple rounds to cause harm to a large number of individuals,” Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson told reporters Saturday. Pierson had legally purchased the weapon a week earlier, Dec. 6.
There’s nothing political about any of that, right? I mean, of course they would need to point out whether or not the sidearm was purchased legally. People want to know these things. But, you see, there is an important detail that the LA Times felt compelled to leave out of that narrative. Want to know what it was?
At least Reuters had the guts to mention it:
At Arapahoe High School, the suspected gunman committed suicide when an armed deputy stationed at the school cornered him in the library. The event lasted 80 seconds from the time Pierson entered the school, firing the shotgun randomly and igniting one of the explosives, until he ended his life.
It seems like the LA Times forgot to mention that.
The media doesn’t report truth — they advance narratives. It’s all scripted and plot-driven; it’s a combination of propaganda and entertainment. Propatainment. Entertainaganda. You get the idea. Violent liberals just don’t fit into the story they’re telling, so dudes like Pierson are left on the cutting room floor. If someone in the writer’s room can come up with a clever way to incorporate him into the plot, then maybe we’ll hear about him. Otherwise, crickets.
– Put guns in the schools, because that’s the only sane thing to do (The Matt Walsh Blog)
Let’s see. Who else mentions that he was stopped by someone else armed with a gun? NY Daily News?
It isn’t 20 elementary school children gunned down in Connecticut this time. It is once again Colorado, where the gun nuts target you and run you out of political office if you even talk about more gun control, even in a state that feels like the capital of senseless shootings because of Columbine, because of Aurora.
– Lupica: Colorado school shooting shows Newtown has changed nothing (NY Daily News)
Ah! Here’s one! And it’s even … CNN?
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.”
With that in mind, go and read Matt Walsh’s argument for guns in schools. If nothing else, it’s thought-provoking…
They put armed security in some post offices. They put them in Social Security offices and court houses. They put them in government buildings to protect bureaucrats and politicians. The politicians who argue that guns can not defend against bad people with bad intentions, still go to work every day in buildings that are heavily guarded by the very guns they abhor. These hypocrites hide behind armed men and then insist that our children aren’t afforded the same protection. They couldn’t care less about your kid’s life, no matter what they say when the cameras are pointing at them.
Read the rest here.