The political left is going to make hay about the shootings at Virginia Tech, pushing for even more useless restrictions on lawful gun ownership.
Virginia Tech should allow students so licensed to carry their weapons on campus, which could have allowed someone to put a quick end to this tragedy — instead of disarming the victims, and providing the shooter with a safe, target-rich environment.
Equally at fault is the General Assembly. Last year, it had the opportunity to fix this, but HB 1572 died in committee. The bill would have banned universities from limiting or abridging the ability of a student with a valid concealed handgun permit from lawfully carrying a concealed handgun.
At the time, a Virginia Tech spokesman said, “The university community is appreciative of the General Assembly’s actions because this will help parents, students, faculty, and visitors feel safe on our campus.”
Tell that to the students who died.