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Unread 04-16-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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Virginia Tech Tragedy

Here's a link to a discussion about the tragedy at Virginia Tech today...

http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/2007/..._tech_killings
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Unread 04-16-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
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Dan--like 30 some kids died today--give the liberalist propaganda a rest, will ya? This is not the time or place to politicize this tradgedy with your personal political views as an explanation for every event.
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Unread 04-16-2007, 04:36 PM   #3
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The reason for this was because of one sick individual, had nothing to do with anything else.

Sad day indeed, feel for all the families that lost love ones.
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Unread 04-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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Unread 04-16-2007, 06:18 PM   #5
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Very, very sad news. What the heck was he using that had that many rounds in it?
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Unread 04-16-2007, 06:26 PM   #6
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The coward shot himself... I wish one of the police officers had the pleasure instead...
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As usual the media (liberals and conservatives alike) are looking to blame somebody so they have a headline. Seemed like 50% of the question were of a confrontational nature.

i apologize for interjecting that statement into this thread but they have pissing me off all day. They couldn't care less about those poor students and their families.
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Unread 04-16-2007, 08:29 PM   #9
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Terrible Terrible Terrible thing that happened today...
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This is not the time or place to politicize this tradgedy with your personal political views
but you can bet the Gun Control Idiots will be out there in droves... This is their feeding ground...
I've walked across that Drill Field hundreds of times, Marched in formation there more times than I can remember - never thought I'd ever see the words V.P.I. and massacre in the same sentence...
32 senseless murders.... and one soul that will burn in Hell for an Eternity..
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Dan--like 30 some kids died today--give the liberalist propaganda a rest, will ya? This is not the time or place to politicize this tradgedy with your personal political views as an explanation for every event.
Scooter, your righteous indignation is duly noted. But nothing I say or don't say will bring those kids back.

We will always live in a society where there are a few nuts who are willing to indiscriminately kill us. But we don't have to live in a society that all but guarantees that the nut is the only one armed.

I happen to believe that the advancement of my point of view can minimize the odds of such a tragic event as today from occurring in the future. I choose to talk about it. You don't have to listen.

There was a time when the odds of one person doing this kind of damage on his own were very slim. We can live like that again.

Liberalist?
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The revocation of a legal Right-To-Carry law, as was enacted here, prevented anyone properly trained and licensed to stop the carnage. ANY PLACE that prohibits a licensed owner from his right to carry is just asking for trouble. The bottom line is that any retarded miscreant can obtain a deadly weapon......ANYONE. The "checks & balances" are that a law-abiding citizen has the inherent right to self-protection, not just for themself....but for others around them. Had just ONE off-duty Officer, citizen or student been armed, maybe.....just meybe, the death toll would have been far lower....

I know that, had I been there, I would have not observed the "ban." I would have been armed. Could I have done something? There is no way to tell....but I know this; had I heard the gunfire, I would have reacted. I would have done anything I could to take out this individual. Perhaps I would have been dragged into Court by his family...perhaps I would have been shot by mistake by the police, but this I know; I wouldn't have sat by and done nothing.
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A very sad sad day my prayers go out to the families and loved ones
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No question we live in a dangerous society, and that is why I always carry in all my vehicles. I would feel totally naked driving around w/o my Glock, even while hiking in the mountains I carry a side arm. As disturbing as it is, I carry my Glock more for humans than predators. In the age of meth, it is humans I worry about running into more than critters. Many don't understand what carrying a firearm does. Even hot heads such as myself are inclined to avoid confrontation because of being armed. Nobody wants to get into a fight when they are carrying a weapon, it makes you calm. Having said all that, I think America is to far gone. Human life means little to so many. Technology has segregated society and the days of old are long past and never comming back. I dread the next two weeks in the media, and the stupid meaninless discussions and banter that are sure to follow. Of course the liberals will be touting some stupid form of gun control and the circus will be in full swing, here we go again.
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Very sad indeed. Too bad there wasn't an armed individual that could have intervened much sooner.
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Amen, Shooter. If the University hadn't had a no-carry policy maybe he would have been stopped sooner. I don't know when (or if) the anti-gun crowd will fully realize that criminals do not obey laws.
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