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    Terrible news

    Woke up to the news from Virginia this morning, I hope none of you have been touched by the tragedy
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    As far as I know, no one close to me wasn't affected, but then again I guess they weren't that close if I don't know they're at VT.

    I still fail to understand how someone can do something like that...
    Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forno View Post
    Woke up to the news from Virginia this morning, I hope none of you have been touched by the tragedy
    As far as I can recall, a proposed law to allow guns on campus was defeated last November. The gunman knew he had no chance of being faced with an armed response.

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    It's sad to see what the humans are capable of. I don't think we'll ever get it right.
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    I just bumped into this story a few minutes ago. What a horror... I kick myself for never being around when terrible things like this happen. Seems like injury or even death would be a small price to pay for trying to keep something like this from happening.

    ... well, if I was in danger of liking the ways of the world too much, here's an eye-opener. God be with them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys View Post
    As far as I can recall, a proposed law to allow guns on campus was defeated last November. The gunman knew he had no chance of being faced with an armed response.
    I don't think mass murders factor gun control laws into their planning.
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    im curious on why he did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fractalgfx View Post
    I don't think mass murders factor gun control laws into their planning.
    My point exactly. Criminals don't obey laws whereas the law-abiding do. This is where people end up dead because they cannot defend themselves having been disarmed by law.

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    Very true, Rhys. It's a sad example of stupid quick-fix thinking. There can be no real governing people unless they are decent and responsible to begin with.

    ... one of these days I'm definitely going to apply for a concealed carry permit (not too hard in Oregon). I doubt I'll ever have occasion to need it, and I'm not one who goes around worrying about my personal safety, but you never know what will happen. I'd rather a responsible person like myself had a weapon in a situation like the above.
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    I live in Virginia but I'm not aware of anyone I know being personally affected. It's hard to understand.
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