Glenn recounted a story in his own life where guns were banned from a local event he attended, the large ‘no guns’ sign making the site more of a target than a safe zone. Are schools and other events safer with ‘no gun zone’ signs or with armed citizens and guards? Just ask the students of an Atlanta middle school who are safe after an armed guard disarmed a shooter.
“I find this story absolutely amazing,” Glenn said.
Glenn read from The Marietta Daily Journal:
A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.
Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown around 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said.
The wounded boy was taken “alert, conscious and breathing” to Grady Memorial Hospital, said police spokesman Carlos Campos. He was expected to be released Thursday night.
Police swarmed the school of about 400 students after reports of the shooting while a crowd of anxious parents gathered in the streets, awaiting word on their children. Students were kept at the locked-down school for more than two hours before being dismissed.
Investigators believe the shooting was not random and that something occurred between the two students that may have led to it.
“I think that the honest question is why is this not on the front page of every paper today? Why is this not leading the news everywhere? Why is nobody talking about this one?” Glenn said.
Glenn reminded listeners that Wayne Lapierre was ridiculed for calling for armed guards in schools, and that this story shows the validity behind that idea.
With the Second Amendment under attack across the country, stories like this show why citizens of the United States have the right to bear arms. Taking away that right limits people’s ability to defend themselves.