Gun control and Virginia Tech
This is an excerpt from a BLOG by Ann Coulter...
Since Adam ate the apple and let evil into the world, deranged individuals
Only one policy has ever been shown to deter mass murder: concealed-carry
laws. In a comprehensive study of all public, multiple-shooting incidents
in America between 1977 and 1999, the inestimable economists John Lott and
Bill Landes found that concealed-carry laws were the only laws that had
any beneficial effect.
And the effect was not insignificant. States that allowed citizens to
carry concealed handguns reduced multiple-shooting attacks by 60 percent
and reduced the death and injury from these attacks by nearly 80 percent.
Apparently, even crazy people prefer targets that can't shoot back. The
reason schools are consistently popular targets for mass murderers is
precisely because of all the idiotic "Gun-Free School Zone" laws.
Oh by the way, the other major "Gun-Free Zone" in America is the post
Virginia Tech even prohibits students with concealed-carry permits from
carrying their guns on campus. Last year, the school disciplined a student
for carrying a gun on campus, despite his lawful concealed-carry permit.
If only someone like that had been in Norris Hall on Monday, this massacre
could have been ended a lot sooner.
But last January, the Virginia General Assembly shot down a bill that
would have prevented universities like Virginia Tech from giving sanctuary
to mass murderers on college campuses in Virginia by disarming students
with concealed-carry permits valid in the rest of the state.
Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker praised the legislature for allowing
the school to disarm lawful gun owners on the faculty and student body,
thereby surrendering every college campus in the state to deranged mass
murderers, saying: "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."
Others disagreed. Writing last year about another dangerous killer who had
been loose on the Virginia Tech campus, graduate student Jonathan
McGlumphy wrote: "Is it not obvious that all students, faculty and staff
would have been safer if (concealed handgun permit) holders were not
banned from carrying their weapons on campus?"
If it wasn't obvious then, it is now.
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4/20/2007 4:51:39 PM
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