It saddens me deeply when things like this happen, no, when things like this are allowed to happen. Our society is very confused.
How does our society let things like this happen? I see videos of police officers sitting outside in their cars, and not going in and doing anything. I hear student reports that students allowed themselves to be lined up and shot execution style. I hear that there were 2 hours between incidents in which nothing was done. Are we that unprepared and incapable of confronting things like this? It's not as if this is the first school shooting or murder-suicide in the united states. Do people just keep thinking it won't happen here? Will we learn? Will emphasis ever shift from feeling
safe to being
As a college student, in a closeby state, things like this strike very close to home. This is very scary for me. Very. And once again, I reevaluate whether to illegally (despite my concealed carry license) carry a weapon, or be defenseless in case of a nutjob like this, who will obviously not be stopped by laws.
I am very tired of having to choose which I fear more..the law or the criminals. If something like this happened at my school, I'm not sure what would be worse...being killed, or surviving with knowledge that I could have at least had a chance to stop it.
|A bill that would have given college students and employees the right to carry handguns on campus died with nary a shot being fired in the General Assembly.
House Bill 1572 didn't get through the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety. It died Monday in the subcommittee stage, the first of several hurdles bills must overcome before becoming laws.
The bill was proposed by Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah County, on behalf of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. Gilbert was unavailable Monday and spokesman Gary Frink would not comment on the bill's defeat other than to say the issue was dead for this General Assembly session.
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."
Del. Dave Nutter, R-Christiansburg, would not comment Monday because he was not part of the subcommittee that discussed the bill.
Last spring a Virginia Tech student was disciplined for bringing a handgun to class, despite having a concealed handgun permit.