The shootings at Virginia Tech are horrific.

April 16th, 2007

But they should not be used by the media and opportunistic gun control groups to justify disarming more law-abiding citizens…the blame ascribes to the killer not his tools.

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  • 1. buzz  |  April 16th, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    This is a tragedy of gigantic proportions primarily for the loss of human life but also because it could have been prevented. VA Tech is a “gun free” campus. Gun free, of course, except for the lunatic who brought one and ended the lives of dozens of innocent people. I can’t help but think of how many less people would have died if just one of those victims would have been able to defend themselves.

  • 2. folkbum  |  April 16th, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    I was going to say, nor should it be a time for opportunistic “give everyone and their dog a gun” advocates to start doing what Buzz just did.

  • 3. Administrator  |  April 16th, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    I actually agree, Jay.

    Events like these are like plane crashes, huge and horrifying but exceedingly rare. They don’t really make good case studies for either side of the gun control debate.

    In fact, I’d bet that most people would admit something like this could happen even if the gun control advocates got their dream of complete prohibition (unless they litterally searched every house in the country and even then they’d never get all the guns) or if the concealed carry folks got their wish and everyone really did have the right to keep and bear arms. A nut is a nut and if it wasn’t a gun it could have been a IED. Just ask the folks in Bagdad.

    So let’s take a pause in the polemics and spend some time sympathizing with the victims and their families.

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