What can you say? It has only been thousands of years of civilization and yet "we" still don’t seem to understand the distinction between good people of honest character and bad people of a predatory bent.
There’s no guarantee that this would have prevented or stopped what happened at Virginia Tech, today, but it’s a certainty that disarming the former kind of people did nothing whatsoever to discourage, prevent, or stop the latter kind of person.
Let’s go ahead and just quote that entire article. Tell me you don’t get a very eerie feeling reading it. All emphasis of irony and stupidity, mine.
Gun bill gets shot down by panel
by Greg Esposito
A bill that would have given college students and employees the
right to carry handguns on campus died with nary a shot being fired in
the General Assembly.
House Bill 1572 didn’t get through the House Committee on Militia,
Police and Public Safety. It died Monday in the subcommittee stage, the
first of several hurdles bills must overcome before becoming laws.
The bill was proposed by Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah County, on
behalf of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. Gilbert was unavailable
Monday and spokesman Gary Frink would not comment on the bill’s defeat
other than to say the issue was dead for this General Assembly session.
Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker was happy to hear the bill was
defeated. "I’m sure the university community is appreciative of the
General Assembly’s actions because this will help parents, students,
faculty and visitors feel safe on our campus."
Del. Dave Nutter, R-Christiansburg, would not comment Monday because
he was not part of the subcommittee that discussed the bill.
Most universities in Virginia require students and employees, other
than police, to check their guns with police or campus security upon
entering campus. The legislation was designed to prohibit public
universities from making "rules or regulations limiting or abridging
the ability of a student who possesses a valid concealed handgun permit
… from lawfully carrying a concealed handgun."
The legislation allowed for exceptions for participants in athletic
events, storage of guns in residence halls and military training
Last spring a Virginia Tech student was disciplined for bringing a
handgun to class, despite having a concealed handgun permit. Some gun
owners questioned the university’s authority, while the Virginia
Association of Chiefs of Police came out against the presence of guns
In June, Tech’s governing board approved a violence prevention
policy reiterating its ban on students or employees carrying guns and
prohibiting visitors from bringing them into campus facilities.
I wonder how "happy" Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker is right about now. Huh? I can think of about 64 parents, 108 grandparents, and who knows how many siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles that ought to be righteously securing many pounds of flesh among the pond scum, douche bags, and ass wipes peopling the Virginia "House Committee on Militia,
Police and Public Safety."
Damn all those who presume to dictate the safety requirements of others.