Originally Posted by Dmax
Someone forgot to tell the murderer that Virginia Tech is a "Gun Free Safe Zone".
There is no way to stop these type of tragedies from occuring. Allowing people who qualified for their respective State's Concealed Carry License to cary their weapons everywhere and not inventing idiotic "Gun Free Zones" is the only way to limit the damage dangerous maniacs like this can inflict.
There are plenty of instances when a citizen with a gun stoped a crimininal intending on killing others. Popular media chooses to under-report this since for some reason it is considered not politically correct.
This is conclusory punditry. You have no way of knowing whether that would have made a difference. You also have no way of knowing, if students could freely keep guns on campus, how many innocent people would be killed through pure accidents, drunken/drugged behavior, post-adolescent impulsiveness, etc.