28 January 2013
Sandy Hook, part three, possible outcomes
I'm guessing the school spent $10,000 dollars on an access control system that slowed Mr. Lanza down all of three seconds.
This security access control system perfectly illustrates the blindness of the rigidly gun shy. They'll consider all kinds of feel-good defense measures except one that is proven to work for this kind of threat: armed resistence.
What if Principal Dawn had a concealed pistol on her hip and had popped a couple of rounds down the hall in Mr. Lanza's direction when he first intruded? Would he have continued or backed off? We'll never know. But now the possible outcomes are multiplied, and some of them are very good for the innocent. And some of them are bad for the ungodly. All of them are better than no armed response because they slow him down.
Possible Outcome 1: Mr. L returns fire and eventually kills Hochsprung and Sherlach and continues his killing.
Possible Outcome 2: Mr. L is struck and killed, and nobody else dies.
Possible Outcome 3: Mr. L backs out the door and drives away to find an unarmed school or mall or cinema.
Possible Outcome 4: Mr. L backs out the door and fires through the outside windows into a classroom and kills four children and the teacher before he is killed by Hochsprung.
Possible Outcome 5: Mr. L is wounded and leaves and is found later in his car dead by his own hand.
Possible Outcome 6: Mr. L is wounded and returns fire and kills Hochsprung but bleeds to death in the hall.
Possible Outcome 7: Mr. L is wounded and kills Hochsprung and continues killing until he bleeds out, but only kills 3 adults and 10 children.
Possible Outcome 8: Mr. L kills unarmed Hochsprung and Sherlach, but Lauren Rosseau in the first classroom shoots him dead with her concealed pistol when he comes in her door. She is eventually fired for bringing a gun onto school property contrary to the terms of her employment.