Friday, April 20, 2007

gun control...

I was reading an article in The Week Magazine online regarding the Virginia Tech killings and subsequent thoughts on gun control when I came upon this paragraph:


Really? That seems like the best solution? Hmm. Not the conclusion I would have drawn.

7 comments:

monica said...

wow. that guy really must know his stuff. [insert sarcasm]

Jenni said...

What this guy describes sounds like a Western movie. And I think a lot of people still died in those.

Sigh. The problem is we live in a society where people think EVERYTHING is preventable, fixable, replaceable, "insert"(able). I wish things were that black and white.

Annie Hedgpeth said...

I think what the guy was talking about was that the school had just decided against professors being able to have concealed handguns sometime last year or something like that. In all honesty, I can see how a professor having a handgun could have saved some lives that day. [Not a very popular response...I know]

becki said...

but in his quote he said if they hadn't barred "students" from carrying guns, not the professors.

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Josh the raving gun nut said...

I like Guns. most of the danger in guns comes from a lack of knowledge and a lack of respect of guns. I think that there is no way that this cold have realistically been prevented, but it has been proven that states that are relatively gun happy (IE Texas) have a lower home invasion rate per capita than states that are gun-phobic(IE Mass, NY, etc.) The fear of a potential incounter with a gun in someone else's hand is a natural deterrent to illegal behaviors. I don't think students carrying guns is the answer, and that is a bit preposterous, but I think the opposite idea, restricting gun ownership further and making it more difficult for a citizen to legally aquire a firearm, is a bad idea as well.

d.s.hopkins said...

in the words of one of our generation's great thinkers, "i think guns are good."
-1310 the ticket's mike rhyner

Jerome said...

Rhyner's dead.