Wednesday, April 18, 2007


This, from this morning's New York Times...I don't take issue with the article, but with the pro-gun argument that if everyone had a gun, the shooting victims at VT could have fought back--that the problem is not with Virginia law's extremely lenient approach to gun sales, but with Tech's rule against firearms on campus. What?!?!?!?


An Briosca Mor said...

Tom Toles has it right in his WaPo cartoon today. (Read the bit at the bottom.)

Billtron said...

From Newsday:
On Dec. 15, [2005,] a friend of Cho alerted campus police that Cho might be suicidal. Police transported him to Access, a state mental health agency, which arranged for him to be committed for mental health treatment.

From The London Free Press:
Virginia Tech senior Cho Seung-Hui walked into a gun shop five weeks ago, put down a credit card and walked out with a Glock 19 handgun and a box of ammunition. He paid US$571.

Rob said...

That's right! Arm everybody! Then we'd have a polite, well-ordered, lawful society! Just like Afghanistan.

How, by the eight nipples of God, do people who make such statements manage to feed themselves, walk upright, and drive? It boggles the mind.