Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Online Dealer Sells to Both Campus Killers
Gun Legislation is Desperately Needed

Cannons and firearms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) religious leader

I found this story in the Los Angeles Times to be appalling and if politicians were not afraid to stand up to the National Rifle Association, we might get some desperately needed gun legislation.

The online gun dealer who sold two empty 9-millimeter Glock magazines and a Glock holster to Steven Kazmierczak 10 days before the 27-year-old opened fire in a classroom and killed five before committing suicide is the same online gun dealer who sold a Walther .22-caliber pistol to Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 32 people in April on the Virginia Tech campus before killing himself.

The dealer Eric Thompson said, being tied to both of the shootings is “unnerving. I still feel just absolutely in shock.”

Shock one of the many sad emotions that parents, siblings, and friends feel. But, remember if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. I’d rather take my chances with outlaws, rather than having guns so easily accessed that mentally ill kids can take out their aggression on innocent victims.

I just came across a blog that blames the university for banning guns on campus. So now we must all arm ourselves because guns are too readily available? That is simply sick.

You can go to the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence and sign their petition to help tighten gun laws. If guns laws are not tightened the dean's office on campus could look like this:

2 comments:

feefifoto said...

I did it.

The Misanthrope said...

Hi Feefi, that makes two of us. Maybe we'll be the start of a movement.