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Tragic

You’ve heard by now that a gunman killed over 30 people and wounded another couple of dozen at Virginia Tech this morning.

Many bloggers are doing the heavy lifting with the updates, but one thing is certain: we will be hearing about how “critical” and “necessary” it will be for new gun laws and restrictions to be put in place to prevent this kind of tragedy in the future.

BULLSHIT!

Roanoke Times
Jan. 31, 2006

HB 1572, which would have allowed handguns on college campuses, died in subcommittee.

A bill that would have given college students and employees the right to carry handguns on campus died with nary a shot being fired in the General Assembly.

House Bill 1572 didn’t get through the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety. It died Monday in the subcommittee stage, the first of several hurdles bills must overcome before becoming laws.

The bill was proposed by Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah County, on behalf of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. Gilbert was unavailable Monday and spokesman Gary Frink would not comment on the bill’s defeat other than to say the issue was dead for this General Assembly session.

That’s what would make students safer...having the ability to defend themselves.  Is that what the president of VA Tech thinks?

Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker was happy to hear the bill was defeated. “I’m sure the university community is appreciative of the General Assembly’s actions because this will help parents, students, faculty and visitors feel safe on our campus.”

One of my best friend’s daughter was outside the building this morning when this happened.  He is a shooter, and she knew exactly what to do when she heard the shots...get as far away, as fast as possible.  They are heading down now to see her and her friends and to offer help. 

Go read the updates at HotAir.  Good links there to others carrying the story.

**Update I
See?

High capacity ammo clips became widely available for sale when Congress failed to renew a law that banned assault weapons.

Virginia law enforcement officials have not identified the weapon used in the shootings today at Virginia Tech, but gun experts say the number of shots fired indicate, at the very least, that the gunman had large quantities of ammunition.

“When you have a weapon that can shoot off 20, 30 rounds very quickly, you’re going to have a lot more injuries,” said Peter Hamm of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

“It’s not one or two shots at a time when you’re putting 20 bullets, spraying them into a classroom or into a dorm room,” Hamm said.

“Spraying them into a classroom”?  All indications are these were execution-style killings.  There are already thousands of gun laws on the books.  Do you think this murderer broke any? Hmmm?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/16/2007 at 06:50 PM   
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