We recently reported that the suspect in today’s shooting at a Seattle college was stopped when school staff sprayed pepper spray in the guy’s eyes and tackled him to the ground as he was trying to reload. That chain of events would normally play perfectly into the gun control activist’s playbook — the idea that you don’t need a gun to defend yourself and we need magazine restrictions to force shooters to reload more often and give good guys a chance to tackle them — except for the fact that in this instance the firearm in question was a shotgun. From a police spokesman . . .
The gunman walked into the Otto Miller Building just after 3 p.m. and shot three people, said Capt. Chris Fowler with Seattle police. The gunman then began reloading when a student building monitor pepper-sprayed the shooter.
“The shooter began to reload his shotgun and the student building monitor inside the hall confronted the shooter and was able to subdue the individual,” Fowler said. “Once on the ground, other students jumped on top of them and they were able to pin the shooter to the ground until police arrived.”
We still don’t have details on exactly what kind of shotgun was used, but in general the kind of gun control legislation proposed by Moms Demand Action and other Bloomberg-funded astroturf groups (magazine capacity limits, assault weapons bans, etc) would appear to have had exactly zero impact on this incident even if it was federal law.