Reader: So what if cops responding to Arapahoe High shooting had assault rifles

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The responses to our coverage of the Arapahoe High School shooting has been very emotional. Example: Many of those reacting to Brandon Marshall's shots from the scene were struck by this pic of a law enforcer with an assault rifle, prompting a debate about the weapons in general. Here's the comment of a reader who took exception to this tangent.

Deb Montgomery writes:

Really? There is a tragedy like this, and this man is here doing his job to keep our kids safe, and you people bitch about it? Huh?

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Kandi Kandi
Kandi Kandi

No. Werent they looking for a shooter? That justifies the guns being out.

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

The same assholes who were bothered are the same ones who are pissed that the homeless get kicked out of bathrooms where they dont belong and are considered Trespassing. Should the cops showed up with Fucking Rainbows and Bunnies? You Fucking Morons.

Mykola Ostrovskyy
Mykola Ostrovskyy

What the fuck, seriously like what the fuck, Americans are becoming a big ass wussies that bitch about every little thing

Brendan Flynn
Brendan Flynn

people need to grow a set anymore..bunch of goddamn nancypants pussies. Time to gun up.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Ewwwh, LET'S ALL be LIBS & even men can WEAR Tampons too & we can MAKE the World all 'WARM & FUZZY' and MAKE ALL those Baaaaaad Guns Go Away !!!

Jeffrey Grubesic
Jeffrey Grubesic

I would be bothered if the cops didn't have assault rifles. What should they be carrying when responding to a school shooting, water guns?

Greg Hall
Greg Hall

We have armed guards in our banks protecting our money, but we don't have armed guards protecting our children at most schools, really?!?

Mary Maybee
Mary Maybee

Someone from that debate team knows what happened!

Mary Maybee
Mary Maybee

Yes, "a teacher who needed disciplining", why is this teacher not speaking out? Mark Pierson stated he and his wife had many "hearings" about this situation. If you ask me, sounds like due to AHS high safety and school rating reasonable common sense was pushed under the rug! What about this, I ask the school district?

Debbie Byers Phillips
Debbie Byers Phillips

Better than showing the killers face every time I see a westword posting!!!!!

Andrea Duran
Andrea Duran

Bothered but not surprised. We live in a police state in a society armed and prepping for battle (which happens to be way cheaper than college btw). Not to mention every gun nut prepping for the end of days...you know...the zombie apocalypse that they saw on the tv... Then we're surprised by school shootings and armed forces arriving at 3rd period. Smh

Laura Chrisler-Matheney
Laura Chrisler-Matheney

It's not about guns.... It's about how the school district once again dropped the ball on a bad situation for a kid who needed mental health treatment, interventions and quite possibly a teacher that may have needed to be disciplined? Quit focusing on the shiny stuff and start looking at the truth.

Loren Bagola
Loren Bagola

fear is their greatest defense, get passed it, and you see the true nature of you government...control

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

So maybe next time they should bring squirt guns & nerf cannons...

Matt Chu
Matt Chu

Are you just making this up to get a rouse? Or feeding the trolls?

Matt Corry
Matt Corry

Are they supposed to go after an armed lunatic with Nerf guns?

Chuck Isreal
Chuck Isreal

If I was in a school during something like this I want the cops bringing everything they have, heck go get a tank and roll up in that. A long fun is much more accurate than a pistol and holds more ammo. In a gun battle that could possible take place you want both these things. A lot of these people would freak going into another countries airport or walking down a street in Israel. The police there don't mess around with fire power on a normal day.

Shawn Wilson
Shawn Wilson

Jesus... smoke another joint and shut the fuck up. Glad I don't live there anymore I still love my Broncos and mountains but when California moved to denver the town turned into crazies and pussies that sympathize with crazies.

Doug Sunada
Doug Sunada

SO whats more important trying to protect our schools use a super soaker and gun him down that way or have our vets us super soakers in the heat of battle...... Give me a break,if the bad guy carries a gun than fight him with a gun

Theodore Spencer Wise
Theodore Spencer Wise

Typical GI Jerkoff nonsense. Officer Badass should get "high speed" on his own time and own dime.

David Starry
David Starry

If I put a jar of peanut butter in a sock and hit you with it, that's an assault weapon. The pic shows a cop with a rifle. Period.

Scott Santeramo
Scott Santeramo

Guess they should have used their slingshots instead then right? Lol. Stupid people in this world.

Yeroc Snoil
Yeroc Snoil

Shoulda had cops @schools with rifles after Sandyhook period,cuz there is still a lot of wackos lurking

Sean Delier
Sean Delier

But shouldn't the kid who intended to murk 5 areas of that same school be what you're furious about? Really.

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