Those of us who are parents of college students are especially disturbed, grieved and shocked at the unspeakable and senseless evil on display at Virginia Tech yesterday. Our prayers are with the families and friends of the victims.
It didn’t take long for gun control advocates to politicize the event — trying to explain the inexplicable by blaming us for doing ” … nothing as a country to end gun violence in our schools and communities.”
I can’t help but contrast the toll here — 32 killed and dozens wounded — with a similar incident at the Appalachian School of Law in 2002. In that case, three were killed and three wounded before an “abrupt ending” was brought to the shooting spree — “attributed to two students with personal firearms who quickly took action.”


  1. I’m getting tired of the gun control crowd saying we need more gun control. If just one of those students had a concealed carry weapons permit and was packing this thing could have turned out a lot different. The nutcase knew the students would not be armed because it was illegal to have a gun on campus. If it had been legal for CCW users to have a weapon on campus it might have been enough of a deterrent to stop this guy from doing this in the first place. Even if it didn’t stop him from trying it’s very possible that if one of the students had their CCW and had a gun with them they may have been able to stop the nutcase before he killed anyone. Or at least those students would have had a chance. But no. They were good citizens. They followed the laws. The nutcase didn’t. And the laws didn’t keep them from being killed.
    The police are great in this country. Sometimes they are in the right place at the right time. But most of the time they are not. They can’t be in your house in the middle of the night when a wackjob breaks in. By the time you can call 911, tell them what is going on, and wait the 5-20 minutes for the police to show up you could be dead. The police in this case I’m sure tried but they were not able to save anyone. This nutcase chained the door and that delayed their entry by at least a few minutes. The police can’t be there to save everyone and this is one of those cases.

  2. When your life depends on a matter of seconds, the police can be there in a matter of minutes!

  3. Many on the Left are apparently blaming Virginia for failing to prevent Cho’s shooting rampage.
    I suppose this much is true: if history is any evidence, Virginia certainly could have Dunmore: