Holy Smokes! A Good Guy With A Gun Stopped A Bad Guy With A Gun!

In what can only be called a severe case of, “I told you so,” the recent shooting at a school in Maryland can do nothing but prove our point that having armed personnel in a school setting works when the person is not only trained, but also willing to engage a threat. We never want this to happen, but when it does, isn't it better to fight fire with fire?

Before I move on, let me state that I struggled with this article for a bit, because I hate to use death for an agenda, unlike our opponents. However, I went with the article in this manner because I'm fed up with my rights coming under attack. I'm sick of them using guns against us, when, if you take a deeper look at what's going on, gun control does nobody any good.

I mean, this latest shooting happened in Maryland, the state with some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the entire country. In some ways, Maryland is worse than California and Hawaii. And yet, a student was able to walk into a school with a gun and open fire wounding some kids.

There are currently mixed reports, but as far as what we know now, two students were injured, the gunman is dead, and the armed resource officer is not. Some speculate that the shooter killed himself, but regardless of how the gunman died, he died because he was engaged, and shot at, by a good guy with a gun.


Countless lives were saved by the brave, and armed, resource officer, who is, as we just learned, a SWAT officer. Quick thinking, a willingness to save the lives of our country's children, bravery, and a gun saved countless lives. And yet, instead of focusing on this brave individual, armed with a gun, CNN gave him a few sentences and then focused on how many “school shootings” have taken place this year. And then, they spoke about the shooting in Parkland just a month ago and the walkout.

It was after the Parkland shooting that the school walkout, organized by gun grabbers Every Town for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, took place turning our children against each other, setting up the backdrop for what can only be a bad outcome.

And yet, if we just focused on what works when people actually do their jobs, kids wouldn't get shot. If resource officers just reacted appropriately, it would limit the amount of dead kids. If the people in charge would do their job to prevent dishonorably discharged criminal veterans from buying a gun we wouldn't have had that shooting. If the people in Parkland did their job when police and others were called, those 17 people wouldn't have died. If we could get the people to actually enforce the gun laws on the books, guess what? There would be a lot less psycho paths with guns.

Which brings me to my next, and final point. You know what happens when you give a good guy a gun? It scares the crap out of the bad guy with a gun. If there is a potential for the good guy to stop the bad guy, the bad guy will look for a softer target that is not armed by someone willing to save kids. That's the answer for our schools, by the way. And no, I'm not talking about just handing random people guns.

I'm talking about highly trained individuals willing to carry their guns on campus to protect innocent lives. We want highly trained, and willing people. I don't want to force everyone to carry a gun. But a few people who are willing to do what it takes could make all the difference in the world. If we do that, our kids will be much safer.

After all, this is not the first time a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun. It happens a lot actually, you just don't hear about it. Want an example? The Texas Church shooting is just one.

I would personally like to extend my thanks to the resource officer for doing his job so effectively. Thank you, sir.

Let me know your thoughts, below.

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. Peter E Palm on March 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Couldn’t agree more. Can only hope the gun abolition lobbyists can see the laws they dream are not the answer, cannot be enforced and don’t work. Bad guys don’t obey the law!!

  2. Nick Stolz on March 20, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    You are right on! Thank you for speaking about our rights to keep and bear arms. God bless the good guys who have the guns and use them to serve and protect.

  3. Darkwing on March 21, 2018 at 5:05 am

    “brave armed resource officer” BS that is what he is there for and what he is beaning paid to do. Problem, the MSM will not talk about it, just like they talked a little about the brave cops at Parkland, FL

  4. Kay Rookhuyzen on March 21, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Love the article and agree 100% with the idea.

  5. Brian Tillotson on March 21, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    This is what I have been discussing with my friends and colleagues for years. Even in law enforcement, I am a retired probation officer, there are those that think armed citizens are not the answer. Possibly a result of too many years with the clients and their enablers if you get my meaning.

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