Monday, April 16, 2007

Victim Disarmament Zones

That would be defined as any place where people are prevented, by law, from defending themselves against assholes with enough firearms to qualify as a third-world nation and who act with all the responsibility of a three-month-old with a full bladder.

The gun-registry nuts are going to go into hyperdrive now, trying to convince the rest of us that we all have to give up our guns.

They can kiss my ass.

The tragedy at Virginia Tech could have been alleviated if weapons had been allowed on campus. One of the victims or one of the bystanders would have been able to put this moron out of their misery before he killed thirty-two other people and left how many more wounded!

This quote from LawDog: "Some maladjusted little bugsnipe gets his mental panties into a bunch and goes flat boiling nutters with a gun in one of the few places where he knows someone isn't going to put him down like a rabid dog during his first magazine."

And from Jean: "School policy disarms everyone on campus, even if they have a CCW, which means they are legally allowed to carry concealed in Virginia. Apparently a bill to do away with this policy never even made it out of committee, with one VT official stating that it was good this happened so everyone would feel safe on campus.

"How safe are people now?"

And how many more people have to die in stupid and preventable situations just like this before the anti-gun nuts finally figure out that their policies are actually getting people killed? Who among the anti-gun crowd wants to take some of the responsibility for the deaths of these people?

An armed society is a polite and respectful society.

By th' way...thanks, Jean, for the title!


Blogger Tim said...

But it never is their fault... he was a victim of society... he was abused as a child... People made fun of him... he spent too many hours playing evil games on whatever machine he owned... he saw too many R rated movies... He came from a single parent family... It is our fault... we made him do it...

How many of these will brought to light in the coming days? I'm going to bet at least three of the six I have listed will come up in news broadcasts and or in print.

Oh and lets not forget his neighbors and those that knew him making statements like... He was such a nice guy... he was a brilliant student... he was so quiet, really kept to himself... I can't believe he did this...

Those who will not, or cannot defend themselves are always the ones who pay the price...

Monday, April 16, 2007 9:48:00 PM  
Blogger JeanC said...

You're welcome Chimera. It has been interesting watching the news this morning. Needless to say, the Brady Bunch have been all over the networks spouting that this wouldn't have happened if all the evil guns were taken away from everyone, since we KNOW that the guns were responsible (as if a chunk of inanimate plastic and metal can get up and shoot people with no one holding it).

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 9:49:00 AM  
Blogger Howlin' said...

Whew. You just about wrote my blog post on the subject. Good thing you missed a couple points or I'd accuse you of being a mind reader.

I'll definitely link here when I write mine.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn your eyes, Tim, I was going to post pretty much the same thing. Ya know, I was bullied, made fun of, got my heart broken. (I can't say I was constantly bullied or laughed at, though). So were my kids. We were taught, and we taught to our children, "Suck it up. It happens to everyone. Don't take yourself too damned seriously. Learn to laugh at yourself too." We understood, we made the kids understand, you will get over a broken heart - fairly quickly in fact when you're young. Move on with your life. How have these kids not learned this? As Tim points out, the new trend is that no one takes responsibility for their actions. Kids learn that right at home.

One of the first things that occurred to me yesterday in watching some of the news was "If only one of those students had had a gun, how many lives could have been saved?"

The VT official who made the statement was, I believe, the current president. He campaigned vigorously for the defeat of the bill to allow concealed handgun owners to carry on campus.

Cait of Caiterwauling

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, the reason I use "anonymous" is that neither my "new" Google account name and password nor my "old" Blogger account name and password work. So glad Booger could make us switch everything when they took over the world.

May fleas infest their codpieces.

Cait of Caiterwauling

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:25:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

That did not take long... My prediction was right on the money... I must be psychic!

Just from CTV alone we have:
"Described as disturbed"
"Writings caused concern"
"A loner"
"You caused me to do this"
"May have been on medication for depression"
"He was a nice, clean-cut college kid"

Or perhaps I simply read to many news stories that say the same things over and over again?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Dez said...

It is always something. And a lot of people will say, "someone should have known, and done something to stop it from going this far".

And, of course, the government will agree: "Yes, if we just monitor everyone much more thoroughly, much closer than we do now, we can prevent this from happening again."

This just gives them an excuse to put us all under a microscope.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Dez said...

Oh, and while we are on the subject of gun control...

The young man in question had such a clean record he could have purchased firearms even under the strictest gun-control laws on the planet. He might even have been able to buy his handguns in Canada.

No amount of gun control could have prevented this.

Of course, if everyone on campus was armed, his rampage would have been put down very quickly.

Please. My faith in human nature is not that great. We can't even be trusted to drive cars without killing each other on a daily basis. We already have the most lax gun laws on Earth, and our homicide rate is through the freakin roof. The fact that I would have a gun too, just means I could partipate in the nightly fire-fight on my way home from work, rather than just ducking for cover and waiting for a lull to make a break for it.

I do love quoting RAH: "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."
Robert A. Heinlein

I would be happy with an HONEST society. How honest are you going to be when any argument could result in a gunfight?

Anyway, enough of my socialist crap...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cait of Caiterwauling says says

If the law was such that students with concealed handguns could have been legally packing that day, the incident might never have happened at all. When the citizenry is KNOWN to be unarmed, a shooter can go on such a rampage in full confidence he won't be challenged. Had this particular shooter been faced with the very real possibility that some of his potential victims might have quickly made him a victim instead, he might never even attempted such a spree.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 1:11:00 AM  

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