The Virginia Tech victims and families of victims are in my prayers. What an unthinkable (yet almost familiar) atrocity!
Senseless acts of violence against groups of innocent people in America almost always occur in places where gun control is most tightly in place. Yet, anti-gun proponents predictably leap into the dark void after these tragedies and try to paint the sin as being the result of the mere existence of guns out there ... or the fact that there are places where law-abiding citizens CAN acquire them in a legal fashion.
Fact is, when such crimes are snuffed out early or prevented all together, it is where law-abiding citizens have the right to carry weapons in self-defense. How many fewer fatalities might there have been yesterday if even just one or two individuals on campus in the killing zones had been carrying?
Here's a classic essay by L. Neil Smith: "Why Did It Have to be Guns?"
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