....People kill people. I get so disgusted at the propaganda attempts to make the Virginia Tech murders a gun issue. The Washington Times published an AP article whose title is "Killer Got Clips For Gun on eBay". What are they trying to infer? Do they mean he obtained them in an illegal clandestine purchase using eBay as the fence? No. That title is equivalent to saying "Farmer Got Seeds For Crops on eBay". What a ridiculous statement! If it actually had some newsworthy meaning to it, that's one thing. There is nothing there. Nothing. I can buy knives, baseball bats, chains, hammers, crow bars or anything else to kill someone with on eBay. Clips (as they are incorrectlty being called) don't kill people and there is no law against purchasing them. They aren't even dangerous unless you step on one and twist your ankle. Bullets, guns, knives, hand grenades, and any other weapons you can imagine are completely harmless. It takes an individual with bad intentions to use one of those items to kill someone. The attempt is to try and make it sound like it is easy for deranged killers to obtain weapons anywhere they are sold even if that means illegally through shady weapons dealers (like eBay).
This column (H.T. to Bob over at Crazy Politico's Ranting's) has some well researched info regarding the gun purchases of the VT murderer.
Crazy Politico's Rantings: Taking Aim But Missing The Mark
His columns predating the above topic are also well researched and written. I'm always impressed with the depth of information he posts **sigh**. When I grow up I want to be just like....
Oops, sorry I got off track there. Anyhoo, there is a plethora of information and it's all becoming rather overwhelming. I am just getting sick and tired of hearing how guns are bad and they need to be contolled better. There is no more truth than in the cliche' - "when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns". If there had been armed security or staff on the gun free (read: slaughterhouse) campus of VT, or any other school in the nation for that matter, there may have been a chance for some law abiding citizen to step up and heroically put a cap in that guy before he committed 32 murders.