This story from Bearing Arms illustrates how many times gun control,laws make places like schools less safe
Santa Clarita was a tragedy, but I think we can all agree that it could have been much worse. With “only” two dead, it wasn’t another Parkland by any stretch of the imagination, much less a Virginia Tech which is still the most deadly school shooting in American history. As it was, though, it was bad enough. Two children are dead. That’s a tragedy by any measure.
Part of the reason it wasn’t worse was because there was an armed response. Off-duty police officers carrying firearms were at the school when things started and they jumped into action.
Had this happened in Connecticut, however, those cops would likely have been felons for doing what they did.
A school shooting in Santa Clarita, California took the lives of two students and injured several others Thursday November 14th. But it could have been much worse.
Three off duty police officers that were on the scene dropping off their own children, didn’t think twice before running into the chaos. Response time was within 16 seconds. These officers are credited with saving lives for immediately rendering first aid to students that had been shot. They are heroes.
But in Connecticut, those off duty officers would be considered criminals. In accordance with Connecticut general statute Sec. 53a-217b, Possession of a weapon on school ground is considered a Class D felony.
And yes, this law applies to Connecticut’s Law Enforcement officers.
If the off-duty officers had a firearm on their person, and entered school grounds to assist in this type of incident, they could potentially be charged with a class D felony.
Tom Knighton has some very good thoughts and please go read them. Think of how much worse that incident might have been. And all because of laws meant to deter school shootings. Laws that were not passed with such intent, but intents are not the same as results.