My letter to the Miami Herald:
Note: Arthur Teele was a commisioner who was under investigation for, IIRC, bribery and other host of corruption related offenses. He went in the Miami Herald building with a gun and commited suicide while talking to a reporter on the phone. Jose Varela was a cartoonist who went also inside the Miami Heral building with a gun (which turned out to be a toy gun, but the point was proven) leading to a major police mobilization hours of negotiations. The Miami Herald has a very strict No Guns On Property policy and I felt that the Herald needed to be reminded about how "succesful" their own policy was.Surprising nobody, the Miami Herald places the blame on the Virginia Tech Massacre on the NRA. I guess it is easier to find a Political Usual Suspect than actually think. The Miami Herald has been opposed to every piece of legislation that favors Law Abiding Citizen's right to defend him or herself, from legally carrying a concealed weapon to the expansion of the Castle Doctrine and always saying that our streets would be covered in blood from all the people shooting each other over a traffic dispute. On each and every occasion the Miami Herald has been wrong. The Miami Herald and many others celebrated the concept of a Gun Free Zone as a "sensible method" to keep people safe. Unfortunately, the tragic event at Virginia Tech proved the concept deadly wrong.
The NRA warned that a Gun Free Zone would create a target-rich environment for any criminal or deranged individual. They were ignored by those intent on selling a feel-good legislation instilling a false sense of security on people. The Herald played along with that concept and again. You were wrong, very wrong.
So don't blame the NRA or Law Abiding Gun Owners for the Virginia Tech Massacre, blame those who supported Gun Free Zones as assurance that nobody would go into these “safe” areas with a gun. Jose Varela and Arthur E. Teele and Cho Seung-Hui proved otherwise.
I do not expect to see my letter published, but I did post it in their website comment section. They have not printed one letter of mine in years but that will not stop me.
If your letter gets published, let me know!