According to nutty gun-lover Ted Nugent, school shootings like Virginia Tech could be avoided if we all toted guns, and has the anecdotes to prove it! There are so many gems in this piece. For example:
Already spineless gun control advocates are squawking like chickens with their tiny-brained heads chopped off, making political hay over this most recent, devastating Virginia Tech massacre, when in fact it is their own forced gun-free zone policy that enabled the unchallenged methodical murder of 32 people.
No one was foolish enough to debate Ryder truck regulations or ammonia nitrate restrictions or a “cult of agriculture fertilizer” following the unabashed evil of Timothy McVeigh’s heinous crime against America on that fateful day in Oklahoma City. No one faulted kitchen utensils or other hardware of choice after Jeffrey Dahmer was caught drugging, mutilating, raping, murdering and cannibalizing his victims. Nobody wanted “steak knife control” as they autopsied the dead nurses in Chicago, Illinois, as Richard Speck went on trial for mass murder.
Not sure what scares me more. That people like Ted Nugent are famous enough to be listened to or that people will actually listen. I’m too pissed to comment further.
UPDATE: I emailed CNN a comment in response (I tried very hard to be civil)
I am a student at a large university. An America where I felt so unsafe as to feel compelled to take a loaded gun to school to “protect myself” is not an America I would want to live in. We are a violent enough culture as-is, with thousands of people killed yearly in gun-free and non-gun free zones. Mr. Nugent relies too much on anecdotal evidence instead of real statistics, and frankly I’m saddened to see him taking advantage of this situation to blame the people who instituted law to protect people from the guns he loves so much. Many of those “cowardly activists” are the parents of people who lost children in Columbine.