Friday, June 08, 2007


By Sheriff Jim Alderden
Many on the far left were quick to call for yet more gun control, but I don’t believe more or tougher gun control laws is the answer. Criminals and like minded individuals are always going to ignore the law and find ways to get guns, or if not firearms, other weapons or means to carry out their schemes.
How true, how true. When the left ever figure out that old saw, When you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns?
One of the real tragedies of the situation at Virginia Tech is that misguided administrators created a gun free zone where someone like this crazed individual could prey on other students, staff and faculty who were powerless to defend themselves. Their philosophy of keeping guns out of the hands of sane and law abiding citizens on campus potentially contributed to the tragic results.
That said, availability of guns or lack of concealed weapons isn’t the primary cause of the events at Virginia Tech. Their real problem, and the problem we face here, is the inability of the system to adequately address the issue of mental illness. The authorities in Virginia knew the shooter was dangerously mentally ill, but couldn’t prevent his killing spree.
The authorities in Virginia were hamstrung by the liberal left. Why won't people wake up and vote RIGHT!

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