Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Florida School Shooting

I'm sure by now you've heard about the horrific shooting in a Broward County high school yesterday.

This is exactly what I've done for a living for the past 15 years and I've studied these things.  Often, we're left with unanswered questions, because the goblin commits suicide, but the police managed to identify and grab this guy, so we'll learn more over the coming weeks.  Here is what is being reported so far.

The goblin waited until the afternoon.  It's been reported that the shooting started during 4th period, which is after lunch.  This is interesting.  Most school shootings happen at or before lunch.

The goblin had been expelled for disciplinary reasons.  He is 19 years old.

He used an AR-15 rifle.  Apparently, he acquired it legally and passed a background check. 

Seventeen (17) dead, many more wounded.

We have the beginnings of a timeline here.  I can't figure out how when the shooting started and when police arrived.  We'll learn more later.

The goblin has been captured.  He'll be in court later today.

Apparently, he had a "disturbing" social media presence.  He was "obsessed" with guns and knives.

Anti-gunners are already dancing in the blood.  That's what they do.

An observation: From my perspective, most teenagers social media presence is disturbing.  As we move more and more into a digital persona, we reveal things about ourselves that we weren't able to reveal thirty or forty years ago.  I've been blogging since 2005, and a googly number of my blog posts are about guns, or hunting, or reloading, or any number of things that some folks may find "disturbing".  Some may even say that I have bee "obsessed". 

As a warrior, and as a cop, I've studied and enjoyed guns my entire life.  And, as a school-house cop, I've studied school shootings.  I've stalked hallways, counting paces, figuring fields of fire and finding useful hidey-holes.  It's what I do.  I've also talked to a lot of kids, many of then had questions about guns, or ballistics,   They'd seek me out because I was the guy carrying the gun on the campus.  There are two kids, in particular that come to mind.  Both were serious gun-nuts, but they never shot up the school.  One of them is now a banker, the other is n ex-Marine who is back in college.

We'll learn more about this particular goblin the coming days and weeks.  Hopefully, we'll learn his motivations and take a trip through his dark mind.  It will be a troubling journey.

And, the anti-gunners will continue to dance in the blood.


Jonathan H said...

For many years, liberals have done everything they can remove weapons from schools, and taught people to run and hide instead of fighting back.

For years they have punished boys for being boys and pursued policies that knowingly and intentionally denigrate, punish, and discriminate against men, in school, at work, and in the home.

We are now reaping the fruit of those decisions, and they continue to fight any effort to secure our schools (and other public venues) against the violence that they have caused - their actions speak louder than their words and show that they WANT the violence to continue, proving that they care more about their agenda than human life.

Termite said...

It is interesting that many of the same people who now are calling for increased "gun control" will refuse to answer if you ask them "Does evil exist in the world", and
"Are some people simply evil"?

As Edmund Burke stated: ""All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing".

Anonymous said...

So today, 2/15, the news is all atwitter about the sanity of the fella. How there were signs that he was unstable. Soon you are going to hear calls for institutionalizing people that show signs of instability. But who is going to determine the level of instability? And what level of "correcting" needs to be done?

Remember that Kennedy girl that got institutionalized and lobotamized? Yeah, that Kennedy, the JFK Kennedy's, his sister. She was erratic and "unstable". One of the stories about her is she was dating a black guy back in the 50's. And Poppa Kennedy didn't approve.