part was also due to the fact that, gun-free zone or not, Jacob Roberts was confronted by Nick Meli who was armed and has a concealed carry permit. No, he didn’t fire because he feared hitting an innocent person behind Roberts if he missed. But Roberts knew Meli was there: “I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself.”We learn in police work that the best way to stop an active shooter is to confront him, to threaten him, to place fire on him if possible, to take his attention away from the innocents and on his own mortality. Generally, the shooter will eat his own gun pretty quickly after being confronted.
I wonder how many we could have saved at Sandy Hook if one administrator had been armed and trained. If one teacher had been armed and trained. We'll never know, will we?