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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Trigger happy

“US police have identified the gunman who murdered 32 people and injured 15 others in the worst university campus shooting in American history.
It is not yet clear what happened in the time between the first and second shootings and why the gunman was not apprehended - some students have already voiced their anger.The man, who has not yet been officially named, opened fire in a dormitory at Virginia Tech college in Virginia.
Two hours later he began firing again, this time in a classroom.
It is not yet clear what happened in the time between the first and second shootings and why the gunman was not apprehended - some students have already voiced their anger.
College police chief Wendell Flinchum said authorities believed the first shooting was an isolated incident and there was therefore no need to close the campus.”


Erm… is it just me, or is somebody being SHOT on the premises a good enough reason to close a place – that is teeming with people – down for a bit? You know, just to check what’s going on, like?

If gun crime in America has become so bad that a mere “single shooting” is no longer cause for anyone to so much as look up from their Gameboys and doughnuts, might it not be time to take another look at the gun laws, people?

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