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  •  You mean like Holly Adams? (3+ / 0-)
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    There is an unfortunate drive for more gun control and the continuation of preventing guns on campus by parents whose children lived or survived during that fatal day. Several family members of those victims have actively voiced their support for increased gun control measures. As result, it has been assumed that they speak for all families of the Virginia Tech victims. I am writing this to make it clear that this is not the case. They do not represent me and my views.

    Speaking for myself, I would give anything if someone on campus; a professor, one of the trained military or guardsman taking classes or another student could have saved my daughter by shooting Cho before he killed our loved ones. Because professors, staff and students are precluded from protecting themselves on campus, Cho, a student at Virginia Tech himself, was able to simply walk on campus and go on a killing rampage with no worry that anyone would stop him.

    I ask a simple question: Would the other parents of victims be forever thankful if a professor or student was allowed to carry a firearm and could have stopped Seung-Hui Cho before their loved one was injured or killed? I would be. I also suspect that the tragedy may not have occurred at all if Cho knew that either faculty members or students were permitted to carry their own weapons on campus. Cho took his own life before campus police were able to reach him and put a stop to his killing spree.

    Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

    by KVoimakas on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 06:42:30 AM PDT

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    •  The criminal protection zones carry a side effect (1+ / 0-)
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      too in that by prohibiting people from carrying or even keeping one locked in their vehicle, as some states do, the gun free zones extend to anyplace that one may go after leaving the school.  This is a clean infringement and one that extends well beyond the boundaries of the prohibition.

      A second side effect is that the prohibitions also make felons out of any parent that drops their children off while they lawfully have a gun in their car.  The alternative is to find places off school property, park, and then walk their children to school.  This creates multiple safety issues, one with leaving a gun unattended in a vehicle, two requiring that children be made to walk through what are likely congested traffic areas.

    •  Sure, just deputize the professors, or how about (1+ / 0-)
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      Glen The Plumber

      some grad students. They're desperate for some extra money.

      Let's just train and deputize some George Zimmerman types  to form a campus watch program. What could possibly go wrong?

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 02:20:23 PM PDT

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