I share the grief and rage over the senseless massacre on the campus of VA Tech, and my thoughts are with the wounded, and the families of those killed. Like Mr. Codrea, I can't help but note that the death toll may have been vastly lower, had the killer not had such a soft target.
This article is about the legislative death, in January of 2006, of a bill that would have deprived the killer of his helpless victims.
Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker was happy to hear the bill was defeated. "I'm sure 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."Is Mr. Hincker still happy, I wonder, about the legislature having provided the illusion of safety?