Principal: Dawn Hochsprung, Joel Myrick
Shooter: Adam Lanza, Luke Woodham
First victim: Adam's mother, Luke's mother
Weapon: Stolen Rifle, Stolen Rifle
When Dawn Hochsprung heard the shots; she ran, unarmed, toward the shooter. Mrs. Hochsprung, tragically, died that day. She was unable to stop the gunman from carrying out his plan.
When Joel Myrick heard the shots, he ran to his truck to retrieve his gun. Luke shot a number of students at the high school and was heading toward the junior high, but Mr. Myrick was able to stop him.
One could go into great detail here, and present a number of similarities and differences between the two cases, but the most important lesson to be learned here is that there are times and places where Americans may need guns. We do not have to like them, want them, or even own them. But, we do need to have the right to change our minds.
Criminals do not, I repeat DO NOT, obey gun control laws. Imagine the shooter enters your home instead of a school. How will you protect your children? If Americans en masse are suddenly disarmed, criminals will have a field day. Right now, you do not need a gun. But, if guns are banned, you most certainly will. And then, it will be too late…