This report from the Associated Press on the actions of a 6-year-old boy before he was shot in the head by Adam Lanza was hard to read.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy killed in the massacre in Sandy Hook Elementary School shouted for his classmates to run while the gunman paused to reload and was shot moments later, the boy’s mother said Friday.
The boy, Jesse Lewis, had just seen his teacher shot and urged the others to flee while the gunman, Adam Lanza, put a new clip into his semi-automatic rifle.
“He yelled, ‘Run!’ Adam reloaded and shot him in the head,” said Scarlett Lewis, who learned details of the events inside the classroom from investigators who gathered accounts from children who survived. [...]
In Jesse’s classroom, which was led by teacher Victoria Soto, 11 students survived, including some who ran past Lanza when he stopped to reload.
My immediate thought after I first read this was that pro-gun fetishists are monsters, and not a single one of the dickless gun-toting protesters who have recently shown up in the Newtown area packing heat have the courage of Jesse Lewis.
The same could be said for pro-gun protesters across the country who, in the aftermath of the massacre of 20 children, declared that we need more guns.