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April 16, 2007

VTU Shootings: The Politics of Tragedy

From Ace (The ASS of Spades)

Flashback:

Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker was happy to hear the bill was defeated. “I’m sure the university community is appreciative of the General Assembly’s actions because this will help parents, students, faculty and visitors feel safe on our campus.”

I wonder if he can look at himself in the mirror right now.

My Comments:  This is not the first and it won’t be the last time I say this, but what an absolute ass Ace is.

A Recipe for Disaster:

Start with a few million 17 to 22 year olds, all with rampaging hormones and “free” from the boundaries set by their parents and family lifestyle for the first time in their life.  Set to a steady flame of pressure due to academics and social factors.

Add a liberal amount of alcohol, the type doesn’t matter as the main ingredient absorbs all well, and if you think you’ve added too much, add a few more generous dollups, because that’s what college kids do.  Reset the flame to reach a high boil, because the ingredients fuse together so much better under high heat.

Finally, throw in the handgun of your choice, and don’t monitor it, after all, we don’t want civil liberties to get in the way of our delightful dish.  Any model will do, but automatics are so much better than a revolver.  This is what your kids need to finish an education.

Serves hundreds of senseless deaths a year, and guaranteed to keep them coming back for more.

What a complete jackass.  These comment, which are typical from The Ass of Spades” make it hard for sane Republicans.

3 Comments »

  1. Start with a few million 17 to 22 year olds, all with rampaging hormones and “free” from the boundaries set by their parents and family lifestyle for the first time in their life. Set to a steady flame of pressure due to academics and social factors.
    Add a liberal amount of alcohol, the type doesn’t matter as the main ingredient absorbs all well, and if you think you’ve added too much, add a few more generous dollups, because that’s what college kids do. Reset the flame to reach a high boil, because the ingredients fuse together so much better under high heat.
    Finally, throw in the handgun of your choice, and don’t monitor it, after all, we don’t want civil liberties to get in the way of our delightful dish. Any model will do, but automatics are so much better than a revolver. This is what your kids need to finish an education.

    The people that they are talking about carrying a gun on campus are people that have passed the requirement to receive the permit. As of now Utah is the only state that allows concealed carry on campus. I haven’t read or heard of any incidents there. I am not saying that because they allow people to carry on campus that’s the reason that they haven’t had any shooting What I am saying is that when laws like that are passed people are always talking about all of the mass shootings that are going to happen, but they never happen.

    What’s the difference between a college kid getting drunk at his house where a firearm is present and getting drunk on campus where a firearm is present? Guns and alcohol don’t mix. Here in MS you can’t carry a gun in a bar, so the laws are on the book. Unfortunately criminals don’t follow many laws when they are hell-bent on killing a bunch of people.

    When Florida passed their castle Doctrine laws people were talking about how people were going to shoot each other over parking space. It still hasn’t happened yet.

    It was against the law for that guy to bring a gun on campus, but obviously he didn’t get that memo.

    Comment by LLR — April 17, 2007 @ 4:16 am | Reply

  2. Yes, but do you really think having say 250,000 handguns mixed in with 10,000,000 17 to 22 year olds with the alcohol, the drugs, the pressures, the rivalries, the emotional ups and downs that this age group is subjected to and again with the lifestyle of alcohol is a good mix? I have a feeling a few more than 32 college kids would die in one year from that recipe.

    Public policies are framed for reasons, and while there is certainly a political element, typically these policies are framed by consensus.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — April 17, 2007 @ 5:11 am | Reply

  3. Yes, but do you really think having say 250,000 handguns mixed in with 10,000,000 17 to 22 year olds with the alcohol, the drugs, the pressures, the rivalries, the emotional ups and downs that this age group is subjected to and again with the lifestyle of alcohol is a good mix? I have a feeling a few more than 32 college kids would die in one year from that recipe.
    Like I said I don’t think that booze and guns mix very well. But at the same time we can’t deny every 21 year old their rights because one a few nuts. At the same time we can’t have a shrink at every gun store to evaluate each purchaser to make sure that he/she is mentally stable. We do have laws that outlaw purchases from people that have been deemed mentally unstable.

    Every so many years we have a shooting like this and people come out and call for new gun legislation. In my opinion we don’t’ need ANY new gun laws. We just need to do is enforce the ones on the books now. We also need to make sure that there are tough sentences for criminals tat commit crimes with firearms like murder, armed robbery, etc.

    During the Pearl School Shooting here in MS the asst. principal had a gun in his car and he was able to control the situation.

    Comment by LLR — April 17, 2007 @ 2:45 pm | Reply


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