Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tragedy and political points at VA Tech

So what does this tragedy at VA Tech tell us about gun control, everyone seems to be asking?

Answer: Not a goddamn thing. Despite what I'm hearing from a number of places, the idea that without gun control some vigilante Rambo student would've dove out from behind a desk, guns a'blazin', and mowed down the shooter(s) in a blaze of righteous glory and pyrotechnics, is about as ridiculous as the argument that a man willing to kill 32 people and himself would've just stayed home on his Wii if they didn't sell guns at Wal-Mart. There's something about gun control that gets normally compassionate people all excited to poach every tragedy for political points, and it's kind of sickening.

Seriously, people. Let's have a little f**king class and just let people mourn for their loved ones, mmkay?

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