Wednesday, April 18, 2007

WTF???

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?!?!?!?

3 comments:

An Briosca Mor said...

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/opinions/cartoonsandvideos/toles_main.html

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.