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Major news outlets reported on April 18 about the shooting deaths of at least 19 gang members in Rio de Janeiro by rival gangs and police. These shootouts occurred despite Brazil's strict gun control laws.
It is becoming abundantly clear that Brian Ross isn't the only member of ABC News that has the intention of using the Virginia Tech massacre to push an anti-gun political agenda, with extended magazines being mentioned again, even though there has been no corroboration that they played any factor at all:
I expected this from the moment I heard the news about VT. But I dare anyone to point out one single gun law that could've prevented this tragedy. There are only two things that could've changed the outcome of this. One, the willingness of those under attack to simply (yes I said simply) to turn on their attacker. Personally I'd rather go down fighting than cowering in a corner. Two, an armed and willing citizen. One gun in the right hands might have saved many lives.
Update: After reading more about what happened I think my comment about willingness to attack then gunman was premature. Considering the environment that many of these kids was raised in it's not really surprising that they didn't attack. It's doubtful that many, or even any, had ever thought about what to do in a life or death situation let alone faced it before.
THIS IS AWFUL: "At least 20 people were killed this morning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University after a shooting spree at two buildings on the campus." Nobody seems to know much yet on what happened. These things do seem to take place in locations where it's not legal for people with carry permits to carry guns, though, and I believe that's the case where the Virginia Tech campus is concerned. I certainly wish that someone had been in a position to shoot this guy at the outset.
I know that the anti 2nd amendment group is going to make hay from this and never see that the problem was not enough guns, not too many.
Update: And yes I think that the failure of the Virginia General Assembly to allow students and employees to carry on campus contributed. See this story. And please note this little piece of irony:
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."
Rosie O'Donnell is a great example of the failure of scientific education in this country. Of late, Rosie has joined the "truthers," using her show to flog the notion that the WTC was brought down in a government-planned controlled demolition.