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Maryland school shooter wounds 2 peers

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published March 21, 2018 at 3:36 a.m.

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Police escort students Tuesday after a shooting at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Md.

A student opened fire at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland on Tuesday morning, critically injuring two other students before he was confronted by a school resource officer, according to the St. Mary's County sheriff's office.

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RBear says... March 21, 2018 at 5:56 a.m.

I know the gun nuts are salivating over this shooting, trying to hold it up as their "good guy with a gun" defense. The problem with that is that it was a resource officer, not a citizen, who took down the shooter. It was also not a mass shooting, nor did it involve the weapon type most are calling for a ban on. The shooting was a domestic violence incident and would probably not be covered as a cause to deny a permit due to the nature of the relationship in most states.
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The shooter also obtained the weapon illegally. Another student was hit in the exchange of gunfire and it is not known if it was from the shooter or resource officer, demonstrating even more how dangerous arming teachers in schools can be. This was a trained SWAT officer and yet another person was hit in the exchange.
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The NRA is holding this up as their poster incident, but it just proves how bad their premise is in protecting schools. The bottom line of their premise is that in order for them to retain their guns we need more guns to protect ourselves. I've asked some of the gun nuts in here about that and that's exactly what they said. That's what you call insanity.

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Packman says... March 21, 2018 at 11:33 a.m.

Hey RBear - Nah, you're wrong. The salivating that took place was by shameless libs like yourself that stood on the graves of dead kids in Florida to promote a political narrative for votes.
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And why is it a "problem" for a good guy with a gun to defeat a bad guy with a gun in any context?
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It wasn't a mass shooting because a good guy with a gun kept it from happening. DUH!
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Wait. Are you saying the bad guy obtained the gun illegally? WTF! I thought you wanted to pass more laws because bad guys always obey the law. Gosh, RBear, you sure change your mind a lot.
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Wait again. You admit a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun. The NRA supports training and arming good guys with guns in schools, yet you say that premise is "bad" after just acknowledging it was good. WHAT......THE......F. THAT's insanity, RBear. But you be you.

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RBear says... March 21, 2018 at 11:43 a.m.

Pack, I've long come to the conclusion you definitely were not on the scholar-athlete role when you were in college. You can't even put two thoughts together to come up with rational conclusions. Sorry, but if anyone is trying to use the victims of Parkland it's the NRA and you in trying to promote arming teachers. We haven't changed our message since Sandy Hook and that's to ban assault weapons and to provide a universal background check. Haven't changed my mind one bit. Now you, on the other hand, waffle with every meme that hits the Internet.

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Packman says... March 21, 2018 at 2:50 p.m.

Hey RBear - Not to point out the obvious, but neither thing you recommend (banning the sale of sporting rifles and universal background checks) would have prevented this act of evil. What DID prevent more carnage was a good guy with a gun, and that's THE point.
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Your "solutions" are nothing of the sort. Real solutions will be found in a two step approach: 1) Identify and address the root causes and 2) Protect individual rights that allow for self-defense and defense of others at the point of attack. The evidence to support what I say can be found in a 2013 report from the CDC conducted by the Institute of Medicine and the Natural Research Council.

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carpenterretired says... March 21, 2018 at 10:31 p.m.

Bad guy still got first shot (true at students) so good guy got his turn (helpful only hand guns ,no one had assault rifle with large mags) ,good guy shot the guy he saw with gun, now if the building had been full of teachers running around ,waving guns who would the cop have shot? Good guy point man on infantry patrol often gets shot at by bad guy ambusher ( first shot) and then if bad guy misses good guy point man gets his turn, reality of shoot outs.

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