In the past few years we’ve seen mass shootings coming up on the news at an alarming rate. The media usually has the story on for weeks if not months. It gets to the point of being overplayed. We all hate it. We hate when crazy people go crazy.
The shooting last week at Colorado Stem Highlands Ranch though, it disappeared from most of the mainstream media within a few days. They stopped talking about it once details of the shooters started to leak.
The 18-year-old student was a bully. He would go around making jokes about school shootings. He would get violent with some of his bully victims. Finally, he would torment his classmates and it appears the school did little if anything to stop him.
The 16-year-old female shooter is a transgender teen who’s father has been imprisoned for domestic violence and deported twice due to being an illegal alien.
The kids lives come out and the media goes radio silent.
Something else that hasn’t been shown so prominently are the students who walked out of the vigil once lawmakers began to politicize their grief. They turned into a campaign speech about the evils of guns. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence decided to turn a solemn moment into their soapbox. As the students left the event on Wednesday night they shouted to the journalists “this is not for us”, “political stunt” and “we are people, not a statement”. It’s clear these students are not happy with this particular campaign.
The vigil was being held to honor Kendrick Castillo, the hero who aided in stopping the shooters. This was an opportunity for groups to unify and mourn while celebrating the bravery of students who stood their ground. Instead, they opted to turn it into a huge political circus by inviting journalists and Colorado politicians.
The Shooting Heroes
Castillo wasn’t the lone hero, though the only one to die. He was aided by Brendan Bialy and Joshua Jones in the efforts to stop Devon Erickson and Maya McKinney. They were successful as Castillo was the only fatality. Those three boys saved the lives of countless classmates. They stood up in the face of fear and charged in, not thinking of themselves.
Another hero, a former Marine who worked for Boss High Level Protection, drew his weapon on one of the shooters. He was able to subdue the assailant and keep them subdued until the SWAT team arrived.
Should we, or anyone, call for stricter gun regulations?
No. Shall not be infringed, remember?
Why? Neither of the shooters were of legal age to have handguns. In Colorado you must be 21 to legally own a handgun. They were stolen from Erickson’s parents as Maya’s could not legally own guns because of her father being an illegal alien and felon.
What new gun law or regulation would have prevented this shooting?
After all, let’s not forget that schools are already gun free safe-zones and murder, by shooting or otherwise, is illegal. What’s another piece of paper with another restriction?