The anti-gun nuts are convinced that all we need to do to quell the violence is just implement more restrictions and pass more laws. Yet whenever a mass shooting occurs, these same people are left scratching their heads, wondering how on earth some armed maniac was able to breach the magical force field created by the "No guns allowed" signs posted in our nation's gun-free zones.
Details are still forthcoming about what motivated the shooter in this case to act, and how he was able to arm himself. It is well known, however, how easy it is for an individual to get powerful weapons in our country.
Eight years ago this week, the young people in Littleton, Colorado suffered a horrible attack at Columbine High School, and almost exactly six months ago, five young people were killed at an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania. Since these killings, we've done nothing as a country to end gun violence in our schools and communities. If anything, we've made it easier to access powerful weapons.
We have now seen another horrible tragedy that will never be forgotten. It is long overdue for us to take some common-sense actions to prevent tragedies like this from continuing to occur.
Mass shootings have come to define our nation. Today's shooting at Virginia Tech - the largest mass shooting in U.S. history - is only the latest in a continuing series over the past two decades. These tragedies are the inevitable result of the ease with which the firepower necessary to slaughter dozens of innocents can be obtained. We allow virtually anyone the means to turn almost any venue into a battlefield. In the wake of these shootings, too many routinely search for any reason for the tragedy except for the most obvious - the easy access to increasingly lethal firearms that make mass killings possible.
This is a sad day for this country as our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims at Virginia Tech", said Liz Bishop-Goldsmith - President of Mothers Against Guns, Inc.
Bishop-Goldsmith said "today's cowardly act of gun violence is another reminder as to why guns do not belong in the hands of our youth, unstable persons and those with criminal intent."
She added "gun control is out of control, and until "federal legislation regarding the sale, purchase and distribution of firearms and ammunition are implemented, these cruel and brutal acts will continue."
Such mind-boggling ignorance.