Skip to comments.Can We Accept Another Va. Tech? (CBS News: Inevitable Without Stricter Gun Laws)
Posted on 04/23/2007 7:36:17 AM PDT by presidio9
Not since 9/11 can I remember a worse week than the one we have just experienced.
This week the death toll in Iraq went even higher; hundreds died as the government prepared to send more American troops into the war zone. Yet I don't remember even a casual conversation about that as the unimaginable tragedy unfolded at Virginia Tech.
Reporters love to cover big stories, but there was no joy in our Washington bureau which carried the biggest part of the load in covering the Virginia Tech horror for our people, there was only revulsion and a sense of duty that such things must be covered.
It was what happened in the days and hours after the shooting that I found most depressing. In the wake of 9/11, people demanded action. This time it was different.
This time, public officials reacted with despair, even resignation despair that no one seems to know what to do, resignation that these things are going to happen from time to time as long as guns are available to the mentally deranged, and because powerful forces oppose tightening the gun laws, there is just not much that can be done about it.
This is an enormously complicated subject. There is no magic quick fix, including more gun laws. But Virginia Tech must have shown us one thing: The current safeguards are not working, and unless something changes, it IS only a matter of time until what we saw or something worse happens again. The question that keeps running in my mind is: As a people, are we prepared to accept that?
"But Virginia Tech must have shown us one thing: The current safeguards are not working"
In other words it is not working so lets do more of it.
Can we accept another CBS?
Changes: As far as colleges campuses in shall-issue states are concerned, allowing those with CCW permits to carry would be a good first step.
Telling Bobbie that permitting students and faculty to carry would drastically reduce the risk, is like trying to explain to a dog that the greezy crude he ate on monday is why he is sick on wednesday.
They just can’t make the connection, and will continue to do exactly those things that exacerbate the problem.
What a Liar Scheiffer is.....all of the media had palpitations over the scramble to get in their face-time.....as did the contingent of VT administrators.
If it’s still broke, fix it even more.
“But Virginia Tech must have shown us one thing: The current safeguards are not working, and unless something changes, it IS only a matter of time until what we saw or something worse happens again. The question that keeps running in my mind is: As a people, are we prepared to accept that?”
My God, are people really this idiotic?
Something SHOULD change: the idea that gun-free zones are a good idea.
If folks with CCW permits+weapons had been about, there would have been far fewer fatalities. THAT is the common sense approach to keeping “worse” from happening in the future.
Now, we just need to pound this simple notion into the vacuous heads of the media and public.
Liberals can’t accept that there is evil in the world. They think you can pass legislation and bad things will magically stop happening.
Libs, here’s a newsflash: no amount of legislative pixie dust can stop these things from happening. Banning guns would only make things worse.
Can we accept another liberal gun ban?
Can we allow a government run amok to confiscate our onlyt means against criminals and tyrranny?
NO — well, maybe bullets first.
Brain dead, ignorant, self-centered, political hack idiots!!!!
Conceal Carry saved the school 5 years ago. The proof is in the history book! oh,, and here:
We aren’t really hearing any calls for gun control. We hear lots of calls for “nut” control and the ability to defend ourselves.
A lot of realists around these parts, I’d say.
I do know of one family member of a victim that is going to join up with the anti-gunners. Possibly two.
as usual they’re 180 degrees off.
inevitable until self-defense rights are taken as seriously as our rights to swear or access pornography, or PEE in teh crucifix.
some have seen me post this question : if you and a democrat were in a foxhole and a mooooslim was charging you with a gun and grenade,who would you shoot first ?
well,Ole Bob Scheiffer would do all he could to disable your aim.
Seems to me the breakdown was in our handling of the mentally ill - the current paradigm is let them go about their business until they start killing people. If we kept guns away Cho, what would have stopped him from driving a vehicle at top speed through a lage crowd of people - his only goal was to kill as many people as possible.
*** and because powerful forces oppose tightening the gun laws, there is just not much that can be done about it. ***
It’s interesting that when a murderer starts his killing spree that when the police show up...GASP! THEY ARE ARMED!
Why not just try to talk the murderer from killing more. That’s what they expect the students to do.
OUTSTANDING FReeper comments.
Is there a reason to read past this incomprehensibly pointless statement?
Of course there hasn't been a worse week you twit, Bob. Thank you for saying it though because none of the rest of us could have figured that one out on our own.
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