Maryland has way super-strict gun control laws. These laws include bans on what leftists call “assault rifles,” the requirement to get permission from the state before being allowed to purchase a firearm, a requirement that purchasers of firearms be fingerprinted like the common criminals leftists think they are, strict age limits, limits on magazine capacity, universal background checks, a gun registry (which has never even once been used to solve a gun crime), and, of course, “gun-free zones” around every school.
None of those laws were worth a bucket of spit yesterday when a 17-year-old punk brought a gun to school to shoot his ex-girlfriend. Rather, the element that prevented this incident from becoming a mass casualty event was the very thing leftists have been ridiculing these past few weeks: trained and armed security in the school where the shooting happened.
Nobody died except the punk.
The left is firmly of the opinion that “the good guy with a gun is just a myth.” So sayeth NBC News, ABC News, CNN, Huffington Post, Slate, Politico, Vox, NPR and every other reliably left-wing media outlet. Armed and practiced individuals are simply incapable of stopping criminals with guns, they tell us, with all the journalistic authority they can muster.
The Democrat left insists that the solution to “gun violence” are laws banning “assault rifles,” the requirement to get permission from the state before being allowed to purchase a firearm, strict age limits, limits on magazine capacity, universal background checks, gun registries, and, of course, “gun-free zones” around every school.
In New York, they pulled all the armed guards out of public schools on the perverse leftist logic that trained and armed men made students *feel* unsafe.