Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech Killer Used Easy-To-Get Guns

CBS) A well-placed law enforcement source tells CBS News the weapons used in the massacre were a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and .22-caliber pistol.

Both are readily available in gun shops across the United States and particularly accessible in the commonwealth of Virginia, which recently earned a C-minus rating by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

“It’s much too easy to get guns in the state of Virginia,” said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Center.

The Virginia Tech campus is a "gun free" zone. The perpetrator broke the law by having a gun(s) on campus in the first place. Is it not likely that if he was willing to break that law he would certainly be willing to circumvent any laws limiting gun purchases in Virginia. Would it not also also follow that the stricter gun control in the state would be about as effective in preventing something like this as the draconian ban of guns on campus?

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