Here’s an article that demonstrates the vapidity of thought of those who oppose self defense on campus (and anywhere else):
In April 2007, he was a student at Virginia Tech when his girlfriend and several other people he knew there were gunned down in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Thirty-two people died, plus the gunman.
There were times when Woods thought that maybe he should get a gun.
“Then I learned pretty fast that wouldn’t solve anything,” said Woods, who is now a graduate student at UT. “The idea that somebody could stop a school shooting with a gun is impossible. It’s reactive, not preventative.”
How did he “learn” that at all, let alone “pretty fast”? Who provided the lesson? Was it in graduate school at UT?
And what’s wrong with “reactive” as a fall back when “preventative” doesn’t work (as it clearly didn’t in Blacksburg)? Particularly when “preventative” seems to consist of putting up “
unarmed victims heregun-free zone” signs?
Whatever he learned, or how fast he learned it, he didn’t learn it from these students, who disarmed a gunman up the road from his school back in 2002.
Opponents say that if guns are allowed on campus, students and faculty will live in fear of classmates and colleagues, not knowing who might pull a gun over a drunken dorm argument or a poor grade.
Note, they have difficulty finding any actual examples of this to justify their bizarre paranoia. And they don’t seem to live in fear of the psychopaths among them who ignore the “gun-free zone” signs, who are the only ones with guns under their setup.
Woods, who wore a maroon “Virginia Tech Class of 2007″ T-shirt during an interview, said he hasn’t heard from any survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting who supports guns on campus.
And therefore, since he hasn’t heard of any, none must exist. Great logic, that.
He figures a classroom shooting would be too sudden to stop, even if a student or teacher had a gun.
How he “figures” that, just as how he “learned it pretty fast,” remains unexplained.
“Everything happens too quickly,” Woods said. “You either play dead or you are dead.”
Really? Tell it to this woman.
[Monday morning update]
If I am in possession of my faculties, I will refuse to go into a nursing home unless it is a “shall issue” nursing home. I would at least want some of the staff to be armed.
[Update after the Instalanche]
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