Skip to comments.All In Favor Of More Gun Control, Please Raise Both Hands
Posted on 04/10/2012 8:29:01 AM PDT by Sasparilla
The "anniversary" dates of the Virginia Tech massacre and Columbine are approaching, and anti gun rights organizations are gearing up for it. Some members of these groups have written this week that it would have been "stupid" for a student to have been armed in a Virginia Tech classroom where a murderer killed 33 people. One anti gun rights blogger wrote that crossfire would have caused more injuries, and that the police wouldnt know who the murderer was when they arrived and would shoot a student defender instead. We hear the same thing over, and over... and over. They prefer police response and guards in the classroom. That is ridiculous.
According to some news accounts, some Tech Students jumped from windows to escape and others tried to shield their friends, but many of Hueng-Chu Ho's victims sobbed quietly and pled for their lives as they obeyed his orders as they were shot one by one as they complied. They were apparently waiting for a life saving miracle or intervention.
One armed student or instructor with a legally carried handgun at least could have had a chance to try to stop this man as he methodically killed students there. He even had to reload during his trip to a second classroom that students attempted to barricade. There's one opportunity to stop this man if there was none before.
There will never be "guards' in all the classrooms. The statement that police will shoot the wrong person is fallacious. Local police at Virginia Tech took nearly six minutes to enter the barricaded building. By the time cops showed up, it was already over. The killer was dead by the time they arrived. Police are there in minutes when seconds count. We all know that.
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