Monday, April 23, 2007

Killers and Guns.

I found this post at Clasically Liberal (via Instapundit). It details several cases where armed civilians stopped a guy on a shooting rampage and the media have conveniently forgotten to mention the fact. I knew about several of these myself. In fact the incident at Appalachian Law School came to my mind almost immediately after I heard the news about Cho Seung-Hui's killing rampage last week.

There's also this link to a video of Penn & Teller on gun control. It's 28 minutes long but, hay, it's Penn & Teller. Watch it. You won't be sorry.

The central point both of these items make is that in every case where one of these psychos has killed a lot of people, gun control was in effect, in the form of "gun-free zones." All they do is reassure a would-be killer that his intended victims will be defenseless, in fact they seem to choose the venue for that very reason.

Robert Heinlein once said that "an armed society is a polite society." There's a reason for that.
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