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GUNS: How many unarmed victims are enough?

Letter by George Martinson, Fircrest on Jan. 24, 2011 at 10:03 am | 7 Comments »
January 24, 2011 1:09 pm

Re: “Shooting victim asks: ‘How many is enough?'” (TNT, 1-23).

I do feel sympathetic toward Virginia Tech shooting victim Colin Goddard, but at the same time my thinking is completely opposite from his. He claims to have seem so many bodies piled up at his classroom door that the police could not open it. I feel that even if one of those people in the room had been armed, he or she might have been able not only to have saved their own life but perhaps many of the others’ lives as well.

We are all attuned to what has happened in Arizona recently. My thoughts are on the shooting that took place at Pacific Lutheran a few years ago or the shooting that took place at the University of Wash. The assailants were armed, and the people in these schools might as well have been wearing targets on their chests. They had no way to protect themselves.

Guns aren’t allowed on Washington school grounds. Except if you are out to shoot students or estranged spouses.

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