Editor’s note: The second I heard about the Florida High School killings [murders] I said to my wife—I bet that High School was a “gun-free zone” and made sure its security guard was disarmed and defenseless. If Aaron Feis only had a 22 pistol (much less a Glock 45) the whole situation would have been different. So who really is responsible for the death of 17 defenseless students? Who really should be jailed?
“It was obvious for a long time that the Fort Hood shooter was trouble, but the government did not protect his fellow workers from him. The problem was not the gun laws; it was that government did not do its job.” Jack Hellner, American Thinker, February 19, 2018
“The killer in the mass murder at a church in Florida should have been blocked from getting a gun, but the military did not do its job by informing authorities. The problem was not the lack of gun control or gun laws; it was that the government did not do its job.” Ibid
“The killer of 17 in Florida last week was well known to authorities, so why didn’t a background check block this mentally ill person f rom getting a gun? They visited his house over thirty times. Isn’t that enough? The FBI also received tips regarding this killer but did not do its job. Again, the law wasn’t the problem.” Ibid
“Aaron Feis was the right man in the right place at the right time, but he was legally prevented from using the right, constitutionally protected tool to do the job…Mr. Feis was legally disarmed by the federal government in his attempt to save potentially dozens of children from murder.” Patrick Jakeway
Patrick Jakeway, American Thinker, February 19, 2018
Aaron Feis was the right man in the right place at the right time, but he was legally prevented from using the right, constitutionally protected tool to do the job. Mr. Feis was shot on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, shielding students from a killer with his own body. Ultimately, he and 16 other people, mainly students, died. Mr. Feis was truly a remarkable and courageous man.
Most media reports have focused on his after-school job as a Stoneman Douglas High football coach (here, here, here, here, and here) – but, on Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Feis was doing his day job as a school guard. Mr. Feis was legally disarmed by the federal government in his attempt to save potentially dozens of children from murder. Continue reading