Horrible

4 comments April 16th, 2007at 06:23pm Posted by Eli

Just awful:

At least 33 people were killed today on the campus of Virginia Tech in what appears to be the deadliest shooting rampage in American history, according to federal law-enforcement officials. Many of the victims were students shot in a dorm and a classroom building.

(…)

Witnesses described scenes of mass chaos and unimaginable horror as some students were lined up against a wall and shot. Others jumped out of windows to escape, or crouched on floors to take cover.

There were two shootings on the campus in Blacksburg, Va., and in both instances there were fatalities with “multiple shooting victims,” Mr. Steger said.The attacks started early in the morning, with a call to police at 7:15 a.m., as students were getting ready for classes or were on their way there. As the rampage unfolded over nearly three hours, details emerged from witnesses describing a gunman going room to room in a residence hall, and of gunfire later at a building where classes were held.When it was over, sidewalks were stained with blood. Among those dead was the gunman.

The identification of the gunman was proving difficult, because the suspected shooter did not have identification among his effects and because of the severity of an apparently self-inflicted wound to the head, according to a federal law enforcement official.

Jaysus.

Of course, the right wing (or at least Instapundit – I really don’t want to look at any more of them than I absolutely have to) has immediately concluded that this just proves that there aren’t enough people walking around with guns:

These things do seem to take place in locations where it’s not legal for people with carry permits to carry guns, though, and I believe that’s the case where the Virginia Tech campus is concerned. I certainly wish that someone had been in a position to shoot this guy at the outset.

Argh. Tell me again about the “Culture Of Life”?

Entry Filed under: Uncategorized

4 Comments

  • 1. Interrobang  |  April 16th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    You think that’s bad, Debbie Schlussel (the “contemptible ghoul,” thank you PZ Myers) said of the incident, “Even if it does not turn out that the shooter is Muslim, this is a demonstration to Muslim jihadists all over that it is extremely easy to shoot and kill multiple American college students.”

    Hey, idiots, the vast majority of your terrorists in the US are homegrown types, usually white and Christian, although I’m given to understand that isn’t the case here. (It seems the shooter is Chinese, and I don’t know what religious persuasion.)

  • 2. Eli  |  April 17th, 2007 at 1:54 am

    You think that’s bad, Debbie Schlussel (the “contemptible ghoul,” thank you PZ Myers) said of the incident, “Even if it does not turn out that the shooter is Muslim, this is a demonstration to Muslim jihadists all over that it is extremely easy to shoot and kill multiple American college students.”

    Because it’s extremely easy to get guns.

  • 3. kyklops  |  April 17th, 2007 at 2:30 am

    These things do seem to take place in locations where it’s not legal for people with carry permits to carry guns…

    What a myopic moron. These things, in fact, seem always to take place where it is legal to buy guns…

  • 4. Eli  |  April 17th, 2007 at 10:01 am

    What a myopic moron. These things, in fact, seem always to take place where it is legal to buy guns…

    But not *carry* them! What good are lax gun laws if hardly anybody’s packing? That’s just bad public policy right there.


Contact Eli





Feeds

Linkedelia!

Most Recent Posts

Archives

Categories

Calendar

April 2007
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  


Thinking Blogger

Pittsburgh Webloggers

Site Meter


View My Stats *