The media never reports stories where guns are used to save lives.
But in one elementary school, a man with a gun took action and stopped a potential shooter.
And now the lives of countless young children have been saved.
Gadsden, Alabama, is a city 50 miles outside of Birmingham. It is home to Walnut Park Elementary School.
On Thursday, June 9th, 34 children were inside that school when a man aggressively tried to get into the school, apparently wanting to do harm to the children.
According to TownHall.com, “A ‘suspicious person’ outside an elementary school in Alabama was reportedly shot and killed by a school resource officer and local law enforcement on Thursday while all the reported 34 children inside remained safe.”
“At the Walnut Park Elementary School in Gadsden, Alabama – ‘where a summer literacy camp for elementary-age children was taking place’ – a report was made that someone was attempting ‘to gain entry to vehicles and buildings on-site, Etowah County Sheriff Jonathan Horton said,’ per WIAT.”
While it hasn’t been officially publicized what this man was actually doing, we can connect the dots based on the information that has been released.
For one, according to the Gadsden Times, “The Rainbow City officer suffered minor injuries.”
If the police were forced to respond with deadly force, and one of them was injured in the process, that clearly signals that this man was armed.
And if an armed man is trying to gain access to an elementary school, there’s a high likelihood that he was trying to harm the students inside.
Luckily, in Gadsden, Alabama, there was a protocol in place to take down someone like that, and that protocol was followed.
And unlike the gun bans that the Left has proposed in the wake of the Uvalde shooting, this elementary school in Alabama was actually effective at stopping a shooting.
Shootings happen all the time in states with heavy gun control. Just before the Uvalde shooting, the most high-profile shooting was in Buffalo, New York – a state with some of the strictest gun laws in the country.
States can ban AR-15’s, but it doesn’t stop anything. Columbine was carried out with handguns. Semi-automatic handguns are far more similar to AR-15’s than the average person realizes.
And if states implement enhanced background checks, these shooters frequently pass those background checks before they carry out shootings.
After all, most of these shooters aren’t your local drug dealer or gang member who has a long rap list. They are lonely, isolated, quiet kids who eventually snap.
The only way to stop them is to protect the school itself. And that means restricting access to the building, and having someone on the premises who is capable of fighting back.
Uvalde didn’t do that well enough. Their back door didn’t lock properly like it was supposed to, and the cops refused to put themselves in harm’s way and take action.
Fortunately, in Gadsden, Alabama, it was a different story, and lives were saved as a result.