|[Ben]:||Tragic shooting ||Discuss This [2 comments so far] View Comments|
|Reports are coming in right now about a tragic shooting at Virginia Tech. Casualty reports are still fluctuating, but current figures indicate around 21 human fatalities in addition to the death of the perpetrator. There are, as well, several dozen injuries.|
I do not know reason this particular killer decided to take the lives that he or she did. Depending on the circumstances, we may never know. What I do know is that this will be used as "proof" that further gun control is necessary to "protect our children."
The killer was happy enough to break a number of laws against things such as murder, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, brandishing and so forth. Indeed, they likely broke their school rules against carrying a weapon on campus. More laws would not have saved anyone at Virginia Tech.
On the other hand, one well-placed bullet from a student or faculty member may well have solved the problem before we ended up with double-digit fatalities and a national crisis.