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Keith Fimian Blames Gun Control for the Virginia Tech Massacre.

Keith Fimian is the Republican challenger to Gerry Connolly in VA-11 (Fairfax and Prince William Counties).  Mr. Fimian challenged Rep. Connolly in 2008 and got trounced.  He’s behind by five points or more now (perhaps many more by tonight).

Keith Fimian supports the loophole that allows criminals and others to purchase guns at gun shows. He thinks it's a great idea to allow students to carry guns into classrooms.  A few days ago, he told a reporter for Channel 50 that the Virginia Tech massacre would not have happened:

“If one of those kids in one of those classrooms had been packing heat.”

Link to video where he said it.

Yes, he said it.

Thirty-one students and a professor -- a Holocaust survivor who used his body to barricade the door -- were killed at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, the worst day of campus violence in the history of the United States.

News coverage from that awful day:

Keith Fimian doesn’t seem to understand that if we had tougher gun control laws, the shooter – a mentally unstable young man -- never would have been able to buy the guns he used that day to kill all those people.

Eighteen-year-old Reema Salaha from Chantilly, Virginia was one of those killed.

Today, her brother spoke out about her murder:

And Keith Fimian, GOP liar, attempted to walk his comments back:

Keith Fimian is a danger to Northern Virginia.

I support Gerry Connolly.

Rally with Gerry and Sen. Jim Webb tomorrow.

And canvass and phonebank to re-elect Gerry Connolly!

Originally posted to noweasels on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 09:22 PM PDT.

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