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Tuesday, March 22, 2005


How Many More Need To Die?

Damn it! Stories like this make me sick with sadness and rage:

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) - A high school student went on a shooting rampage on this Indian reservation Monday, killing his grandparents at their home and then seven people at his school, "grinning and waving" as he fired, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was later found shot to death. It was the nation's worst school shooting since the Columbine massacre in 1999.
This little dirtbag killed his grandparents, five students, a teacher, a security guard and wounded 14 or 15 others. Why? I can tell you exactly why. No, I don't know his motives...and I don't give a damn what they were. The reason he killed all those innocent people is that no one stopped him. If even one person in that school had been armed how many young lives, now cut depressingly short, could have been saved? Thank God we have all sorts of rules to 'protect' us from guns in schools. But tell me, just how much protection did they offer these innocents? Not one damn bit. The police failed to stop this crime. Why? Because they cannot possibly hope to be everywhere all the time. They responded, but by that time it was all over and 9 innocent people lay dead.

The answer is to allow competent individuals to carry guns (security professionals and teachers...you remember them, they're the ones we trust our children with every day). I know it may seem scary...but how many lives might be saved?


John Lott weighs in, as usual, with actual facts and such.


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