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Virginia Shooting – the gun stuff

Brady Presser: Shockingly, they blame guns. Well, and try to score some $$$.

The NRA offers sympathies and refrains from commenting until facts are known.

Headline of the day: Advocates Of Gun Control Become Relevant Again. Sadly, he’s probably right. We gun nuts often say we’re one whackjob away from more gun control.

Yes, I know. VT prohibits students from packing heat. And a lot of pro-gun folks are pointing that out (see here). Yesterday, I said stand down. I figure today it’s OK to respectfully disagree. Be nice, people lost their children.

One CCW holder at VT is upset about being disarmed.

Jeremy Burnside (background here) is still hysterical. I mean, really? Coming here to my site to gloat about mass murder?

Update: Good for McCain. Must have been hard to beat down his inner nanny populist for a moment.

7 Responses to “Virginia Shooting – the gun stuff”

  1. Katherine Coble Says:

    Well…yesterday I gave Helmke, et. al until Hour Five. Looks like that was just about spot on.

    Opportunistic much, Brady Campaign?

  2. SayUncle Says:

    I think I saw their presser just after lunch time.

  3. Ahab Says:

    The VPC’s presser is actually worse than the Brady one, although they didn’t put a big “DONATE” button on their website.

  4. #9 Says:

    Instapundit quotes the Roger Simon column on why gun control is politically dead, “Had Gore won his home state of Tennessee, Clinton’s home state of Arkansas or the Democratic state of West Virginia, he would not have needed to win Florida in order to gain the presidency. But he lost them all. And guns had a lot to do with it.”

    People forget the great State of Tennessee saved this nation from an Al Gore Presidency. Of course this drives people like Mr. Burnside, R. Neal, Andy Axel, and other assorted nanny stateist moonbat crazy.

    What we learned for the millionth time yesterday is the government can’t protect you. People have the right of self defense. But Virginia Tech was a non defense zone and all the technology in the world didn’t make a difference.

    They sent emails to warn the students. That is the nanny state solution. One person with one gun could have stopped Cho Seung-Hui. It wasn’t an option.

    Has there been any mention of whether the Campus Police are armed at Virgina Tech?

  5. Ahab Says:

    There’s one aspect of the story I can’t quite get around. According to ABC news and a few other outlets, the serial numbers on his Glock and Walther were filed off, which points to stolen, but the feds found a receipt for the Glock in his backpack.

    Why file the SN’s off if you’re going to kill yourself?

    There’s a lot about this story that doesn’t set right (obviously), but that one detail just seems…out of place.

  6. straightarrow Says:

    I noticed that every one of the celebrity politicians quoted was very careful to make no mention of a likely better outcome had the second amendment been observed and practiced on the VT campus.

    I will believe they have sympathy for the victims and the victims’s families when they remove all the impediments to self defense. Until then, they are all liars, and are happy with the event.

    Yeah, happy. It gives them all a platform from which to ponitificate about how much better off we would be if we just surrendered our lives to their care.

    Of course, we will have to ignore the fates of those who did, won’t we?

  7. Gov_ff Says:

    “Has there been any mention of whether the Campus Police are armed at Virgina Tech?”

    Yes they are. “They have full authority to make arrests and carry firearms.” http://www.police.vt.edu/

    The question I have is where were they and what were they doing while this attack was going on?