Armed Resource Officer Stops Maryland School Shooting

By Jeff Charles, Liberty Nation, March 20, 2018

Gun control advocates are not going to like this story. It’s an example of what can happen when a school has effective security that can prevent mass shootings. It also exposes the ineffectiveness of simply passing more gun laws.

When the school resource officer at Great Mills High School in Maryland engaged a potential mass shooter, he saved lives and proved that a “good guy with a gun” can prevent tragedies. Not only that, but he struck a powerful blow against the left’s anti-2nd amendment narrative.


Earlier today, 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins entered the high school and shot two students, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. Blaine Gaskill, the school resource officer who was in duty at the time, opened fire on the gunman who later died.


Governor Larry Hogan discusses Gaskill’s actions during the attack. “While it’s still tragic, he may have saved other people’s lives,” he said. Both of the victims are receiving medical treatment. Haskell was not injured in the attack.

Jonathan Freese, a student at the school, told CNN that the school had been locked down. “I didn’t really expect for this to happen,” he said. “I do always feel safe, though, because they always have police at the school.”


The leftist anti-gun lobby — and their allies in the establishment media — are going to have a hard time with this story. They can’t ignore the shooting, but it is likely they will downplay Gaskill’s role in preventing a horrific situation.

When the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School happened, the media did what they do best: Ignore all other facts in favor of pushing an anti-gun agenda. They trotted out students who lived through the attack to promote their narrative. Naturally, they highlighted only the students who slammed the NRA and advocated for further restrictions on firearms. Other students who believed in the 2nd amendment were largely ignored.

The establishment media’s reaction to these types of incidents is not surprising. However, the facts still remain. This story shows that the best way to prevent evil people from carrying out atrocities like the Parkland school shooting is to have armed professionals protecting our children.

It’s an inconvenient fact for the left, but the majority of Americans agree. A good man with a gun is the most solid defense against those who would do our children harm.

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  • March 20, 2018 at 8:33 PM

    The man with a gun shouldn’t have needed to.

    To lawmakers afraid of the NRA:

    Why did you run for office? Were you looking to get rich off special interest groups 0r, were you looking to be a lawmaker who makes a real difference? If it’s the latter, what have you got to lose? You’ve got money. If you lose the next election you’re not going to die. You’re not going to be homeless or even jobless. Which is more than I can say for the children you represent. The ones who can’t stand up for themselves.

    These last 19 kids are on you. You let them down. YOU let them down. How many more bullet riddled bodies will it take for you to get a spine? How many children screaming in pain and bleeding out on the floor of their school, before you come to your senses? We didn’t pull you kicking and screaming into the legislature, you signed up for this. Do the damn job you were hired to do. If the NRA takes you out then you’re a hero – so prepare yourself for private life and do the right thing while you have the power. Otherwise you’re just taking up space and preventing someone with more guts from getting the job done.