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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech killings

As with most responses to the Virginia Tech slayings, there are some knee-jerk reactions. Of course, the greatest knee-jerk reaction comes from the anti-gun lobby. It is almost like an involuntary impulse. Action: "bang!"... Reaction: "Ban guns!" You know, like the old dictum: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

The shooter turns out to be Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old South Korean, a resident alien enrolled as a senior English major at Virginia Tech, who moved to the U.S. in 1992 with his parents.

My question would be, "How can a gunman get to kill so many people and then turn on himself? And, this with no one stopping him?"

This happened exactly because the anti-gun lobby shouted, "Ban guns!" The fact is, gun-free zones are only adhered to by law abiding citizens. So, as can be easily attested to, the gun-free zones at campuses created by the Virginia legislature, led to the death of 33 unarmed, defenceless people at Virginia Tech!

So, instead of gun bans being the solution, they are actually the problem!

Just last year, a bill was killed by the Virginia legislature that would have enabled those with permits for concealed weapons, to carry their guns with them on campus.

The problem with gun-free zones or societies, is that it becomes a free-for-all for the criminals while the victims remain defenceless against murderous attacks!

The fact is that one person with a gun could have stopped the spree as soon as it started! It is impossible to have the police everywhere.

Unarmed citizens become unarmed victims!


Roger Saner said...

"Unarmed citizens become unarmed victims!" Hmmm...pretty biblical, that thought! You're kidding, right? I thought Jesus was for non-violence and literally "turning the other cheek" specifically to the Roman oppressors of his day?

Unknown said...

We have the duty as Christians to stand up in the midst of the murder of people, to use the necessary means to stop any killer.

When my neighbours are being slaughtered, then as a good citizen (of which Christians should be the best), I need to step in and put a stop to it.

If that means shooting a killer to stop him, then that is what needs to be done!

Sure, Jesus was for non-violence, as perpetrators of criminal violence, not the just intervention to bring an end to it.

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