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Thursday, April 19, 2007

VA-Tech and Gun Control

As expected, the usual suspects have come out in the wake of the VA-Tech massacre calling for stricter gun control laws. One particular radio show almost made my head explode when one of the proponents started making statements about gun violence and murder rates without any references as to whether or not she was stating facts or simply emoting as liberals often will.

I called in to challenge her and made the following statements of 3 facts and one opinion:

Fact: Va-Tech had rule in place that BANNED all guns and called for imediate and possibly permanent expulsion for anyone caught violating those rule.

Fact: The killer managed to smuggle not only firearms, but also enough ammunition to kill 32 students onto campus and kept them concealed until he was ready to strike.

Fact: The rule abiding students were unarmed and therefore had little chance of stopping the rampage because any idiot will tell you that you don't bring pencils and calculators to a gun fight.

Opinion: When the Federal Government can prove conclusively that all illegal immigrants have been removed from the country and that our borders are so secure that there is no chance of any sneeking across AND that all illegal drugs have been removed from the population and that our borders are sosecure that there is no chance of anyone bringing illegal drugs into the country, THEN and ony then, will I be in favor of an all out ban on firearms in this country.

I won't hold my breath.

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