Thursday, January 22, 2009

Murder at Va Tech

A young Chinese graduate student was murdered yesterday at Virginia Tech.

How does this relate to gun law?

Apparently she was decapitated in a cafe at a residence hall with a kitchen knife. While at least 7 bystanders watched in horror. The police arrived in a minute after the 911 call but it was far too late. (Remember, when seconds count, police are only minutes away)

Still wondering how it relates?

Virginia Tech, even after the April 16 Massacre, prohibits students and faculty from carrying weapons (especially guns) for self defense. While I'm not claiming that this law would have changed the outcome of this tragedy, at least 22 year-old Xin Yang might have had a chance against a deranged older man wielding a kitchen knife.

Details here

David Codrea (and others) agrees

I will be blogging more about disarmament of universities later.

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