You know, every once in a while, the world makes sense. A good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. Makes sense right?Early this morning, an Illinois police officer, stopped a suspect who opened fire at an Illinois school (Dixon High School) by shooting him. He engaged the shooter with a firearm. The shooter stopped shooting because he had more than the prescribed amount of holes in his body.Anytime something like this happens we try to approach it with a sense of delicacy and rational, knowing full well that despite the more positive outcome, we still wish the situation hadn't occurred. But it's just that a wish. We live in an imperfect world full of people that can't be reasoned with. As we look at sociological bell-curves and the behavior of folks in a society, we know for a fact that there will be outliers on each side of the bell. Those on the negative side of the bell curve are not going to be talked down. They are going to do bad shit.This instance is once again proof that if someone wants to commit an act of mass violence, they will find a way to at least start that action. They will however not succeed if there is a person who is armed (whether LEO or citizen) willing to step in and prevent it.
We see time and time again a call for guns to be confiscated, registered or banned...yet, if the world is so violent (it's not violent crimes has decreased by 18% according to the FBI between 2007 and 2016, bad news sells). However here, here we see the practicality of being armed in an "ever increasingly dangerous society" (fake news).Kudos to the police officer that engaged the shooter and wounded him. The wound isn't even life-threatening but the shooter stopped. Interesting how that works.As many fight coaches will tell you, the best way to avoid getting punched is to punch back. Strange how that same principle is applicable here. A good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. It's that simple.