These JROTC students are being vilified by leftwing media douchebags.
While terror gripped the campus at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Wednesday, two JROTC students took it upon themselves to protect their classmates.
Zackary Walls and Colton Haab, members of their school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, recounted keeping their fellow students out of the line of fire and using a kevlar curtain in their classroom to make a shield that would have protected them from gunfire.
Walls, a senior who serves as a company commander, said he felt prompted to bring his group of 60 students into the classroom a few minutes early.
Roughly two minutes after entering, the fire alarm went off. But when Walls heard loud pops from afar, he recognized the sounds as gunshots and realized the “fire zone was exactly where the shooter was.”
The senior credited his intuition to a Coral Springs police program for youth in which he is enrolled. Leaders at the program taught him that school shooters may trigger fire alarms to bring students out into the open, as alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz did.
……Walls and Haab, a JROTC captain, worked together to shelter students in the classroom, using desks and other large furniture to barricade the door. Then Haab saw the kevlar curtains used for exercises and had an idea.
“I brought those curtains out because I knew exactly what they were made of,” Haab said. “I never thought that we’d need them… but after yesterday, I’m glad that we had them.”
The cadets said students in the classroom armed themselves with fire extinguishers and other blunt objects, ready to fight should the shooter enter.
Armed criminals deliberately choose soft, unarmed targets. They couldn’t give one shit less about the idea of restrictive gun laws. Every law-abiding American citizen has the right to defend themselves.
I own a firearm. I support the United States Constitution. I support the right to defend myself, my family, and my home from thugs who would rather steal than earn like the rest of working Americans.
I will not forfeit my freedom or my life for the sake of ‘gun control’. When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away and I don’t have a liberal politician’s security system of body guards.
My answer to the liberal effete who want to disarm American citizens: