Adam Lanza reportedly had hundreds of rounds of ammunition and several more loaded magazines that went unfired at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newton, CT.
Why didn’t he use them? Why didn’t he continue on his horrific massacre of innocent children and unarmed teachers?
What compelled him to lob one last volley of rounds at huddled school children before firing a single round from one of his pistols into his own head?
The answer to these questions is extremely instructive into solving the problem.
From the moment 20-year old Adam Lanza fired his first shots, killed 26 people, and then shot himself was a staggering 10 minutes.
It wasn’t until police were rushing him…within yards of being able to take him out did he shoot himself. Let’s restate that, so you get my point without any ambiguity: at soon as Lanza encountered armed resistance to his rampage, he ended it; he calmly walked through the hall executing unarmed and defenseless women and children, but the instant armed men were on the scene he became the ultimate coward and ended his own life.
My point, for those of you so obtuse as not to get it yet: Imagine how many lives would have been saved, how many more sweet young children would be home tonight with their parents getting ready for school tomorrow…had the teachers and administrators at this school been armed and able to defend themselves?
Lanza walked into one classroom and killed the teacher and every single child in the room. How the hell can you sit there and argue any worse possible outcome had the teacher also been armed?
The answer is not fewer guns, the answer is to eliminate the ridiculous and dangerous concept of “gun free zones.”