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In light of today's tragedy, I think we all know that there will likely be a major push to make this a gun control issue. Is it too early to start writing our reps? I think we need to get on this before public opinion forms strongly against guns and not criminals. I plan on sending this letter to all of my reps tonight. Any comments? Is it tacky writing so soon? Is my grammer teh suck?

Dear XXXX,

By now I’m sure you have learned of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, where over 50 people were killed or injured by a yet unidentified villain. This is truly a sad day for all Americans. In the days following this event many questions will likely arise concerning the individual who committed this heinous act, his motives, what could have been done to prevent this and to stop future occurrences from happening. As a Georgian, and a constituent, I urge you to focus any public comments on the criminal and his acts, not on the instruments he used. Although firearms may have aided him in committing his violent acts, they are not the reason he committed them. Although it may be easy to blame guns and attempt to legislate them away, we will never truly be free from violence until we identify and deal effectively with those intent on committing it. I urge you to focus any public statements on the CRIMINAL, NOT THE GUNS he used.

Sincerely,

foshizzle
 

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It does seem a little early. I mean, I know the other side has already started politicizing this, but it doesn't seem right. It's hard to set a "right" date on something like this because it can be different for everyone.
 

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But I would mention the statewide policy of expelling students and firing employees who carry firearms.

Like Dr. Phil says, "How is that working out for you?"
 

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I just don't understand why people want to make sure schools are defenseless. Currently, the only thing to prevent a crazy person from going on a rampage is... nothing.
 

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Gunstar1 said:
I just don't understand why people want to make sure schools are defenseless. Currently, the only thing to prevent a crazy person from going on a rampage is... nothing.
Because as a child I would go crazy at the mere sight of a gun.
And the fat bodies that are our school rent-a-cops are here to protect us. Never mind that they have probably only shot their pistols once for qualification.
And let's not forget the blue lights with the phones, you know...in case you need help.

Yeah....that is my protection. Blue lights and rent-a-cops.
 

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Rammstein said:
And the fat bodies that are our school rent-a-cops are here to protect us. Never mind that they have probably only shot their pistols once for qualification.
And let's not forget the blue lights with the phones, you know...in case you need help.

Yeah....that is my protection. Blue lights and rent-a-cops.
Fat lot of good that does if they are just standing around outside while the shooting is in progress.

The solution is to get guns inside the building while the shooting is occurring. There are several ways to accomplish this. One is to have them already present, i.e., by allowing license holders to carry on campus, as is done in Oregon, Utah, and other states (anybody care to compile a complete and accurate list for us?). Another is for the police to breach the door and aggressively confront the attacker. This is not standard police procedure, even for special teams (unless there is nothing but a little old lady inside).
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Rammstein said:
And the fat bodies that are our school rent-a-cops are here to protect us. Never mind that they have probably only shot their pistols once for qualification.
And let's not forget the blue lights with the phones, you know...in case you need help.

Yeah....that is my protection. Blue lights and rent-a-cops.
Fat lot of good that does if they are just standing around outside while the shooting is in progress.

The solution is to get guns inside the building while the shooting is occurring.
I heard during some of the reporting yesterday that the cops did go into the second building. IIRC they were delayed because of the chained doors and when they finally made it to the third floor the guy already shot himself. From the report though it sounded like they entered the building while he was still firing.

There was some footage of an overweight cop huffing it down the sidewalk with a scary black rifle. Very confidence insipring.

What we need are "Classroom Marshalls": they can blend in with the college students but in reallity they are federal agents highly trained in defending against school shhotings. We won't tell anyone who they are, but the policy will require them to be the first ones to enter the classroom at the start of each class. :roll:
 

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No. We need to allow me and every other permit holder to bring their guns to class.
 

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glockgirl said:
Ramm and Slaber FCA FCA ROFLMAO
Yes we now have a drinking game thanks to that overwieght cop with rifle, join us in the chat room for fun and games.

FCAx10
 

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Classroom Marshalls. Those guys wouldn't stand out at all... :D

 
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