Bet you haven’t heard: “Good Guy” with a gun stopped Colorado high school shooting spree.

Fox News reports:

When an armed school resource officer entered the room, Pierson believed he was cornered and turned his gun on himself, Robinson said. The entire attack lasted approximately 80 seconds and was captured by security cameras.


Naval Yard shooter evidently took VP Joe Biden’s “shotgun” advice


Remington Model 870 “Pump’ Shotgun

WASHINGTON – The shotgun Aaron Alexis allegedly used to launch the shooting Monday at the Washington Naval Shipyard that killed 12 naval and civilian personnel was legal, since when he purchased it, Alexis had no record of either a misdemeanor or felony conviction.

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Editor’s note: Mr. Biden favors double-barreled shotguns.

“I didn’t know there were any bad guys in this town, mommy.”

The shooting occurred during a quiet part of the Father’s Day Mass as about 300 people stood up in preparation for communion. Police say Jennings pulled a gun from his waistband and fired a single shot at the back of Evans’ head, nearly killing him.

“It was echoing in my head so loud,” said Rebecca Ory Hernandez of the gunshot that rang out only feet from where she was with her 5-year-old son.

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Family Research Council attacker was armed with a handgun and a bag of Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

(AP/ABC7) – A man accused of shooting a security guard inside the downtown Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the shooting.

Corkins pleaded guilty to one federal count of crossing state lines with guns and ammunition. He also pleaded guilty to one count of intent to kill while armed and one count of committing an act of terrorism with the intent to kill.


Seen on the web: Senseless suffering in the midst of the spiritual warfare between the forces of Heaven and the forces of Hell.

Anne Marie says:

December 15, 2012 at 5:44 am

First of all Msgr. Charles Pope, from this Catholic who does live in CT, about forty minutes away from the horror of what happened in Newtown, CT I want to say many thank-yous for this excellent article.

What this horrible and tragic incident says bigtime in that, we are not just dealing with human flesh and blood, but also we are in the midst of a spiritual warfare between the forces of Heaven and the forces of Hell.

Give eternal rest God to the souls of the children and adults who died yesterday in Newtown, CT as well as the dear ones who are in their own personal heartbreaks are left behind.

Where is God At Times Like These?

In the face of such monstrous evil, the proper response is to pray.

Posted today at The American Catholic site

All hail, O holy Queen, Mother exceeding merciful; Life’s spring, sweet comfort, our Hope-bearer, all hail. To thee our plaint we lift, children of Eve yet in exile. To thee our aspiring, and longing and weeping, lift we from this vale of sorrow. Ah then, Mary, be our intercessor; hither vouchsafe to turn thine eyes compassionate, and look upon us. And Jesus, blessed offspring of thy womb, O Mother, show thou to us when earthly exile endeth. O gentle, O loving, O gracious Virgin Mary!

Words fail me.  My prayers for the poor kids murdered, their parents and the adults murdered and their families.


Vatican, Diocese of Bridgeport respond to tragic school shooting

In the wake of today’s horror in Newtown, Connecticut, both the Holy See and the Diocese of Bridgeport—which includes Newtown—have released statements expressing grief and shock and offering prayers and condolences to all those affected by the incident.