“A 6-year-old boy wounded during a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school this week has died, his mother said Saturday,” cnn.com reports. “Jacob Hall was hit in a femoral artery and a massive blood loss led to a major brain injury. He died Saturday, Renae Hall wrote on Facebook.
“You are dead to me by God you are my angel and now as I lay here and Watch the Life leave your body it reminds me of how honored I was to have you in my life.”
Gun control advocates don’t seem to be all that interested in Jacob Hall’s death, at least for the moment.
That may be down to the fact that the SC murderer secured a firearm by shooting and killing his father and stealing his rifle. Which is a distinct echo of the Sandy Hook school slaughter, where the killer shot his mother to death before stealing her rifle.
Which didn’t stop proponents of civilian disarmament from exploiting the incident to promote their statist plans.
Perhaps it’s a question of scale. It’s hard for gun firearms freedom fence straddlers to imagine that a single “untrained” armed defender could stop a spree killer from murdering 26 people. It’s not hard to imagine a single armed teacher doing the same in an incident that claim “just” a single life.
The wounded teacher — who was shot while trying to protect Jacob and other children — was identified as Meghan Hollingsworth, who teaches first grade and has been at Townville Elementary for nine years.
Courageous as she was. Ms. Hollingsworth was unarmed. Jacob was shot and killed. Those dots aren’t necessarily connected. But any idea that a teacher shouldn’t be been able to keep and bear arms in her own defense and the defense of her students is beyond laughable. It’s thoroughly, inexcusably, reprehensible.