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Monday, April 16, 2007

Horrible

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/16/vtech.shooting/index.html


I don't even know what to say. This is terrifying.

6 comments:

DaveCo said...

I heard about this first at Radioshack up at the mall.......that's just horrible to hear.

What I don;t get is why nobody was able to stop the gunmen earlier then they did. I mean,that many dead and the toll could've been lower.

wooden said...

Hindsight is 20/20... if you haven't seen "Bowling For Columbine," you probably should. Quite frankly, this could have been worse -- doesn't take too much imagination to think of how one could kill 40 or 50 by walking into a Freshman-level intro class at UMass, if given the proper "motivation" and weaponry. Sadly, neither is in short supply in this country.

DaveCo said...

Good points,didn't think of that.
But from what I hear they killed one person the n wnet on their rampage a while after that, after a random killing wouldn't someone have been the outlook for a killer is all i'm saying.

ALSO,I've never seen that movie--I may now if I get a chance.

Joe Grav said...

If one person in that class had a gun, the crime could have been prevented, or at least it would have been less disastrous. Instead the only people with guns in 'gun free zones' are hell-bent criminals. Nice work!

wooden said...

Joe - You might want to watch, too. The gun-as-deterrent chimera (funny how silent the NRA has been about this, isn't it?) is about as specious as the similar argument for the death penalty

Joe Grav said...

I have seen it.

I support gun control.

But I don't support 'gun free zones.'

Gun free zones might as well be called slaughter zones.