Thoughts on the Virginia Tech Massacre, or When Will Congress Admit Its Culpability?

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 26 Apr 2007 10:50:31 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

John Ross - a good, short, explanation of why the best legislative response to the Virginia Tech shooting would be to repeal the Gun Free School Zones Act, and allow anyone who has the desire to legally carry a self-defense tool to do so most especially at schools.

Mightn't it be a good idea, when considering legislation, to consider the overall effect to both people who are willing to obey the law, and people who are not? If you generally obey laws, especially ones that are a felony to violate, you'll not ever have a gun for self-defense at a school. If you are willing (eager, even) to commit murder and suicide, what effect will a "No Guns at School" law have on you?

It will gladden your heart! It will let you rack up a score of breathtaking proportions before you need to put the last round in your own head. That'll show 'em!

But if people at a school are allowed to have an effective, legal means to defend themselves, mightn't some of them actually decide to exercise that right? How would that be for the Mr. Chos of the world? Of the hundreds of decent people in the library, cafeteria, dorm, gym, lecture hall, etc., mightn't just one of them be able to shoot Mr. Cho after seeing him kill his first few victims?

How many more school shootings do we need before this light bulb goes on over our legislators' heads?

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