One of the things that gun control people avoid recognizing is that shooting sprees seem to take place where it is not legal for people with carry permits to carry guns.
A bill that would have given college students and employees the right to carry handguns on campus died last year with nary a shot being fired in the Virginia General Assembly.
House Bill 1572 didn’t get through the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety. It died Monday (Jan 30, 2006) in the subcommittee stage, the first of several hurdles bills must overcome before becoming laws.
The bill was proposed by Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah County, on behalf of the Virginia Citizens Defense League.
Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker was happy to hear the bill was defeated. "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."
Only law-abiding citizens obey gun control laws. This leaves them helpless in the face of insane homicidal behavior.
Concealed carry laws seem to be making a comeback. Perhaps it is a movement toward taking responsibility for one’s own security in an increasingly dangerous world.