Yesterday at the Virginia Tech campus a man with a gun opened fire killing 32 students and himself. The details are still sketchy and for good reason. The administration of the vulnerable college campus did not take sufficient action to protect the students attending the school and now are finding ways to “cover their butts”. They haven’t even announced the name of the shooter yet. I can understand not telling the vultures of the news media the names of the dead and wounded but the not releasing of the name of the shooter? There is some political correctness afoot here and we’re going to be treated to some serious finger pointing in the next few days, mark my words.
In this day and age when police are unable and actually not required to provide protection to people against criminals it up to you as an individual to provide for your own security and make yourself aware of the security environment you live. The largest mass murders here in the United States happened in places where there was virtually no security and are the most vulnerable places. They are school campuses; the latest one at Virginia Tech is now being credited as largest with the most people killed but there was one back in 1966 at the University of Texas at Austin when Charles Whitman a veteran Marine opened fire with an M1 carbine from the clock tower killing 14 people. Whitman held off police for about 2 hours until he was finally brought down by three very brave policemen named Houston McCoy, Ramiro Martinez and Jerry Day who had worked their way up into to the tower where they ambushed Whitman and shot and killed him.
One of the other major shootings that get so much attention was at Littleton Colorado at Columbine High School. The two culprits killed 12 people for no there reason than they felt like outsiders and where on anti depressant drugs. Anti gun hysteria was at an all time high after this incident and I’m sure this latest incident will mean nothing more than a way for the anti gun lobby to make their convoluted case against legitimate constitutionally protected gun ownership. I feel very badly for the families of those that were killed by this perpetrator. It seems that there is no value placed on life anymore by young people. There are a lot of reasons for that and I’m sure in the comments we’ll be discussing those reasons. What I’m saying now to everyone is; don’t expect the police to be able to protect you, they can’t and are not obligated to do so according to the United States Supreme Court. You are the only one that can provide for your own personal security so become informed and take the necessary steps to do so.
Each small gleam was a voice
Each small gleam was a voice,
A lantern voice --
In little songs of carmine, violet, green, gold.
A chorus of colours came over the water;
The wondrous leaf-shadow no longer wavered,
No pines crooned on the hills,
The blue night was elsewhere a silence,
When the chorus of colours came over the water,
Little songs of carmine, violet, green, gold.
Small glowing pebbles
Thrown on the dark plane of evening
Sing good ballads of God
And eternity, with soul's rest.
Little priests, little holy fathers,
None can doubt the truth of your hymning,
When the marvellous chorus comes over the water,
Songs of carmine, violet, green, gold.
Working from memory I found this. This woman was a survivor of Luby's Cafeteria attack in Killeen Texas
It's hard to make out faces on the The You Tube but believe me it's the arch enemy of gunowners Charles Schumer sitting there looking down in a condecending manner as Suzzana Hupp gives testimony on the way Gun Control affected her life.