Keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result, right? Someone needs to tell at least one Professor at Virginia Tech. The article goes on, insinuating that ordinary people are actually killers just waiting to snap, despite most psychological, and sociological evidence which says this is not the case.
What I can’t get over is the shock of these people. Did you really believe the myth about lighting and not striking the same place twice? That there’s nutty people out there who don’t give a rat’s behind whether they’re on a college campus, and will just walk up to cops and randomly murder them, is why many of us carry guns.
I myself am a child of the Southern gun culture, and as such Iâ€™m inclined to acknowledge the desires of â€œsportsmenâ€ and the alleged protections of the Second Amendment.
I purchased my first weapon at age 10, with my saved allowance, a .22 caliber Ithaca saddle gun from the local Western Auto store, for $29.95. Iâ€™m absolutely positive there was no background check.
I am sure there are many young boys and girls across America who have listened intently to their training and learned to handle weapons maturely. I was not one of them. I distinctly remember one camping trip at age 12 that broke out into frightening gunplay. I still canâ€™t figure how someone didnâ€™t get shot that weekend.
Mostly my experience with guns as a police reporter was intensely negative, with a nonstop run of incidentsâ€”domestic tragedies, armed robberies, childhood accidents, and other sorts of disasters.
Well, professor, maybe it’s time you started dealing with your own issues, instead of trying to deal with everyone else’s.