There is just no way to make everyone perfectly safe by getting rid of guns. Killers who want to kill people will have the determination to find some way to do it. Governor Ed Rendall said it best after the Amish school shooting last year
"You can make all the changes you want, but you can never stop a random act of violence by a person who is intent on killing themselves."
I like what Rush Limbaugh said this morning.
Remember this: the two biggest acts of terrorism in this country occurred with box cutters, pocketknives, gasoline, and fertilizer. That would be 9/11 and Oklahoma City, and everybody knows it. I'll tell you something else: killers know that it is a crime to kill people, and they don't care!
The only person responsible for the murders is the killer himself. It was entirely his decision. There are many evil people in this world. While we hope to stop them before they commit such tragedies we aren't going to stop them all. We should learn from the irony of Virginia Tech. From James Taranto
When are people going to stop looking for scapegoats. Appalachian is a private institution, Virginia Tech a public one; and Virginia law prohibits guns on campus. Early last year there was an effort in the state Legislature to change that law, but it died in committee. As the Roanoke Times reported at the time:
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."