Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech Shooting...

April 16, 2007, thirty-three people have been killed at Virginia Tech University after a gunman went on a shooting spree. It is hard to put into words how to react to such a barbaric act, and I feel that there is little I can say to ease the pain of all those victims, only to let them know that my thoughts are with all those affected in anyway by this tragedy.

Personally, my view on the shooting is that gun laws in America should be toughened up in some way so something like this will never hap- pened again, but at the end of the day, I believe the worst weapons that kill are not guns or knives, it is human beings.

May all the victims rest in peace and I pray that America will learn from this...

3 comments:

Nigel (Essex) said...

I echo your thoughts pr8 - may the victims rest in peace. Unfortunately there is no political will to address the gun issue,particularly while so many fail to see it as an issue. As a European I was shocked to hear an interview with some nutter (actually an ex- sherrif) who actually said (and I'm not making this up)it would have been better if all students carried guns to class so they could defend themselves!!! The whole thing is sadly indictative of a very sick society.Nigel.

lancelot90 said...

I am also shocked when I heard so many people lost their life because of a gun…My all the dead in this accident could find the peace…Thank you for your article to remind people about of the kindness of human beings…

Mark said...

No matter how much we toughen the laws on gun control in America we will alway have this sort of crime. It's not the people who go into stores and pass background checks who are responsible for the majority of our shootings. It's the people who are buying them off the streets. Without a complete ban on guns (or giving the police a mandate to search all homes regularly) we can't stop it.