Virginia Tech Killer Identified
Cho Seung-Hui, 23-Year-Old Student, Left 'Distrubing Note'
By RICHARD ESPOSITO and DAVID SCHOETZ
April 17, 2007 — We now know the identity of the killer at Virginia Tech.
He is Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old resident alien of the United States, as first reported by ABC News.
Cho is a South Korean national, a Virginia Tech senior majoring in English and the man who killed 33 people — inlcuding himself — on the Virginia Tech campus Monday. [...]
----US campus killings may restart gun violence debate
Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:13PM BST
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The killings at Virginia Tech university on Monday will stir fresh U.S. debate over gun control and what drives people to go on shooting rampages through schools and colleges. [...]
Let's have ANOTHER debate on guns. We should pass MORE laws that the criminals will ignore. Let us pass more laws that will render the law abiding even MORE defenseless.
The killer was from South Korea. I didn't know that foreign nationals could buy firearms (I think they can in Florida). I guess if they pass the background check... Yeah. Real effective, that waiting period. Works very well, doesn't it?
I titled this post a "preventable tragedy". Time and again we see how restrictions on firearms results in the death of the innocent. Obviously it isn't working. How about we try something different? Let's try ARMING our society. If just ONE student or professor was lawfully armed and in the right place at the right time, this tragedy would never have reached this scale. What if ALL the students and professors were allowed to carry firearms? Then the maximum body count would likely have reached two - one would be the killer. If all students and faculty were allowed to carry firearms, then the slaughter would likely never have taken place. Criminals don't seek out the strongest. They seek out the weak. They prey upon the defenseless.
Let's try passing some laws that don't create weakness, but instead STRENGTHEN the weak.Trust the People: The Case Against Gun Control
by David B. Kopel Gun Control: Separating Fact from Myth
November 15, 2000
Gary Kleck, David Kopel
The takeaway (for the purpose of this post) is “...the highest estimate of the number of crimes committed in any one year with a gun is about a million, versus about two and half million defensive gun uses.”