Oxford is a suburb located just north of Detroit. It’s usually quiet, but yesterday, it was torn apart by gunfire at the local high school as a 15-year-old student began shooting down students and teachers.
Authorities quickly responded, but not before the shooter killed multiple students and also shot a teacher. A motive is still being investigated. The shooter was arrested, but is not talking to authorities.
MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING
Video from inside classroom at oxford high school shows brave students refusing to open door for apparent shooter who was identifying himself as a Sheriff’s Deputy. #BreakingNews #Michigan #oxfordhighschool #shooting pic.twitter.com/tseOp97ddv
— NY Actions (@NY_ACTIONS) November 30, 2021
Shooter Mows Down Students with 9mm Sig Sauer Semi-Auto Pistol
The sophomore was quickly arrested after authorities responded, but not before doing serious damage, killing three students and injuring eight. He was reportedly armed with a 9mm Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol and opened fire around lunchtime on Tuesday.
Police responded rapidly, but by then, the shooter already fatally shot a girl of only 14 called Hanna St. Julian and another girl of 17 called Madisyn Baldwin. A third victim called Tate Myre, 16, bled out in a police car while the officer desperately tried to take him to an emergency room to save his life.
Eight others are hurt from the attack, with several recovering in the hospital and some still fighting for their lives. Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer became emotional during a press conference, saying it was the worst thing any parent can imagine happening.
Biden said his “heart” is going out to those affected by the shooting. Candlelit vigils have been held as well at local churches. The suspected shooter is apparently being closely monitored because he is suicidal and won’t talk to police.
The pistol used in the killings was reportedly bought for the suspect by his parents, who are also advising him not to talk to police. Democrats in Michigan are already saying this proves “easy access” to guns is the real issue here.
Michigan Democrats are also claiming there need to be more regulations to stop disturbed young people from getting their hands on firearms.
Of course, the truth is cracking down on legally owned firearms or increasing registration and background checks still wouldn’t stop parents from being able to do a stupid and illegal thing, like giving their psychotic 15-year-old a gun.
That’s still their decision to break the law. Stopping more people from legally getting guns won’t stop stupid people from doing stupid things.
Heidi and I are heartbroken to hear about the tragic school shooting in Michigan. We’re praying for the swift recovery of those injured and for the families of those killed.
Thank you to the brave law enforcement officers who quickly responded to the scene.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 30, 2021
The Bottom Line
The bottom line about school shootings is they are horrific and we need to do everything in our power to make sure not a single one ever happens again. The issue that occurs is Democrats always turn to the same solution: restricting and cracking down on legal gun ownership.
We see repeatedly this does nothing to bring the number of shootings down. In fact, they only stop when armed police respond. This shows the necessity of placing guns in the hands of responsible citizens even more.