NEW INFORMATION that has emerged in the investigation into the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas is shocking to many Americans as it tears down one of the pillars on which United States gun culture is built.
While a gunman was inside the school, massacring young children, police stood and waited outside. It was more than an hour from the beginning of the attack and the time police entered and put the attack to an end.
One of the most often-used arguments in support of looser gun regulations is the “good person with a gun” argument.
That is, a good person with a gun is needed in order to stop a bad person with a gun.
The news out of Uvalde punches a big, big hole in that argument.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.