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Friday, April 20, 2007

Thoughts On The Va Tech Massacre

The media feeding frenzy has kinda calmed down a bit from Monday's horrible tragedy at Virginia Tech. I was reflecting to myself a bit of the pain that the families of all the victims must be going through right now. Our prayers are with them all.

This tragedy could have been avoided though. Just think if one or a couple of the students or teachers would have had a concealed weapon on them. Instead of 32 people dead, the carnage could have been a lot less. I was thinking to myself what the victims were thinking to themselves knowing that they were going to get shot one by one. What a horrible way to die. They were completely helpless. Calling 911 didn't and will never cut the mustard in these situations. Someone needed to pull a concealed weapon out and shoot that lunatic dead before he shot everyone else. I know this is not a very PC opinion, but what's more important...political expediency or saving your own and others lives. In fact I was doing some searching and came across this great piece by Ted Nugent. Please read it. It sums up my feelings exactly.
Pray for the families of victims everywhere, America. Study the methodology of evil. It has a profile, a system, a preferred environment where victims cannot fight back. Embrace the facts, demand upgrade and be certain that your children's school has a better plan than Virginia Tech or Columbine. Eliminate the insanity of gun-free zones, which will never, ever be gun-free zones. They will only be good guy gun-free zones, and that is a recipe for disaster written in blood on the altar of denial. I, for one, refuse to genuflect there.


  • At 11:21 PM, Blogger Lee Lemke said…

    Yes, in the VT situation having someone packing in that engineering classroom may have saved lives. However, do we really want a bunch of college kids walking around carrying guns? I suspect that many situations and arguments would escalate into a higher level of violence than would otherwise happen. How many people when in a situation where they are scared would shoot first & ask questions later? Having a bunch of guns around might make things worse instead of better overall. In the VT situation having tighter reporting requirements on people with mental problems may have stopped this nut from getting a gun. Getting as many of these nuts off the streets would help just as getting criminals off the streets reduces crime. However, what level of weirdness or strangeness justifies depriving someone of his freedom? While we always want to try to increase safety, I suspect that in a free society we just have to accept that a certain amount of these unfortunate situations will occur no matter what we do. We don’t have enough cops, metal detectors, money or insight to screen out all the nuts. I freely admit that I don’t have the answer but I don’t think having a bunch of immature college kids carrying around guns is it either.

  • At 1:02 PM, Anonymous fred ryan said…

    If one follows Allan's logic to the nth degree that enhancing the arming of more of the civilians with increaslingly powerful weapons then Baghdad should be the safest city in the world.

    Even the pets there carry AK-47's.

  • At 1:23 PM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    I hope and pray Fred that the dems try for more gun control after this. Can you please make it happen because gun control is such a great winning issue for you guys. Ask Al Gore how being virulent anti gun went for him in 2000.

    The dems actually got smart in the last election and recruited a bunch of pro 2nd Amendment candidates and it paid big dividends for them.

  • At 10:32 PM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    "Even the pets there carry AK-47's.:"

    I recall that I could buy one for about $50.00 in any sporting store in 90's.

    No one killed any one then.

    The world was normal.

    Is it normal now?


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