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#1 Yas

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

This week marks five years since the Virginia Tech shootings. But advocates for gun control have made little progress. The politics behind America's gun culture.

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E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow, The Brookings Institution, columnist, Washington Post and author of the forthcoming book, "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent."
Daniel Webster co-director, Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
John Velleco director of federal affairs, Gun Owners of America.



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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:18 PM

This week marks five years since the Virginia Tech shootings. But advocates for gun control have made little progress. The politics behind America's gun culture.

Guests
E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow, The Brookings Institution, columnist, Washington Post and author of the forthcoming book, "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent."
Daniel Webster co-director, Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
John Velleco director of federal affairs, Gun Owners of America.



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You know what got those 32 stiudent at Viginia Tech killed?

The fact that none of the students were allowed to be armed in their own self defense and the fact that the cops spent 45 minutes getting the perimeter secured before they even entered the school. One cop, responding to the gunfire could have saved more than 20 lives . One student legally armed could have saved all of them.

Here's a link to the after action review to prove my point:

The 2007 Mass Shooting at Virginia Tech

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

Not too long after that, one of the main parties (don't remember his name or role; but it might have been the police chief) gave a presentation on it at a conference I attended. During the Q&A session afterwards, I asked if he thought concealed carry would have reduced the number of deaths. His answer danced around it (i.e. "not sure" type answer); but I remain convinced that a trained student or teacher CCWing and intervening would have saved lives.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

Hadn't the VA legislature or the Board of Regents at VT refused to allow CC on campus just a few weeks or months before the shooting took place? I thought I remembered that.
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