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Levi Battery
04-17-2007, 10:01 AM
By now most of you have heard the news of what happened at Virginia Tect. Some of you may have friends or family there.

For those of you who don't know it, my cousin, Mary Hill is the Program Registrar Outreach Program Services at Virginia Tech. She would have known all of the victims in some form or another. So this has touched me in a personal nature. Mary and I met doing internet genealogy. Yesterday, just after the tragedy, was the first time we had ever spoken to each other than emails. Makes you think about talking to those who you have not talked to for a while, doesn’t it.

I simply ask you, my friends and family, that at this time to say a little prayer for those who have left us but also for those who now must pick up the pieces and carry on.

My cousin will get through this like the others but it will take years for the shock of something of this magnitude to subside to a point of surviving the day but the memory will always be there. It's is simply indescribable as to what has happened and nothing will make it right.

You will head the media and others proclaiming or asking for closure. The reality is that when something like this happens and you louse someone, it is never closed.

They only thing that helps at this time is prayer so please, pray for those at Virginia Tect.


God bless and take care
John

sbl
04-17-2007, 11:14 AM
..of killed is starting to appear on line..

"Ross Abdallah Alameddine, 20, of Saugus, Mass., according to his mother, Lynnette Alameddine."

Saugus is just outside of Boston and not far from Gloucester. The tragety is not just a tragety for Virginia but for the whole US and the world.

There's going to be a lot of "wake up America" nonsense. I hope there's more smartening up.

John Legg
04-17-2007, 02:09 PM
I am very sad that this has happend. This friday will be the 8th Year anniversary of The Columbine High School massacre.

John

rebelyell62
04-18-2007, 06:55 PM
My sympathies go out to everyone to whom this senseless act impacted.

It saddens me that young people are taken away before they have had even a chance to live.

I also fear that this may be the "final act" that will give the anti gun groups the momentum to outlaw our handguns.

If only one student, or one teacher were legally armed, the death toll may not have been so great.

We can not and SHOULD NOT depend on law enforcement (pick your poison)
to protect us . I , for one would rather be judged by 12, rather than carried by 6.

God help us,

Wendell Brown,
8th KY
9th KY, Citizen Gaurd, The Orphan Brigade

8thILCavalry
04-18-2007, 07:42 PM
If only one student, or one teacher were legally armed, the death toll may not have been so great.




I agree, If more LAW abiding people were armed, There would be less criminals and sickos.

What do I mean Law abiding, I mean going thru a major history and criminal check and then
taking a course in gun saftey and control. ( kinda like police academy stuff)

Kinda like the Old West Rules. Don't start nothing because they too are armed.

Provost
04-24-2007, 07:04 PM
No disrespect to the author of the thread, but this forum is probably not the right one for this. I share your sentiments, however.

Provost

Levi Battery
04-25-2007, 07:22 AM
Please place this thread on the proper fourm if you would.

Thank you,

John

reb64
04-25-2007, 12:50 PM
I agree, If more LAW abiding people were armed, There would be less criminals and sickos.

What do I mean Law abiding, I mean going thru a major history and criminal check and then
taking a course in gun saftey and control. ( kinda like police academy stuff)

Kinda like the Old West Rules. Don't start nothing because they too are armed.


va. legislature dems killed a bill priorto this thhat would have legally let teachers and students go armed if qualified on campuses. va tech leaders applauded the defeatbsaying it made the campus safer.

Provost
04-25-2007, 04:43 PM
Already done. Moved here to the Whine Cellar from the General Discussion.

militantamish
05-07-2007, 09:56 PM
a few weeks before the shooting at Virginia tech, there was a kid in his dorm room here at UNCG(where i am seeking a degree in history)who was shot by non students, one of whom was the son oc NC State university's basketball coach. uncg's dorm's are protected not by a guard or something at the dooor. but a small electronic box that scans a proximity key, not thatit apparently works to well, because you can spoof them by dialing a cellphone net to them, but i digress. i dont know about you guys, but uncg isint exactly in the nicest part of town anyway. how do the campus police, administration, and state lawmakers expect to protect us when they only have about a dozen officers, apparently? there are a number of "panic boxes" throughout campus with a phone, for emergencies. a lady friend of mine was being followed by a number of...males..., and proceeded to one of said boxes to call for an escort across campus and back to the dorm. 15 minuted later, when no help arrived, she called several of us and we went off at a run to go get her. when we got to her, she was missing her purse, as well as her jacket and a couple of other things, as her assailants had started closing in and chasing her. when the police finally go there, a number of us who had gone to get her, as well as the lady in question, were detained. one of her assailants had been using a video camera, and captured us meeting her with pieces of scrap wood from constroction dumpsters. we were held for carry weapons on campus. the men(who were indeed black) were let go with nothing more than a slap on the wrist, except for one guy, who had to pay for the jacket and purse. anyway, my point is this: why are students not allowed to protect themselves? i dont know about yall, but the above incidents seem to show off a rather startling need for some armed students. concealed, so no friggin idiot who wishes to copycat Virginia tech knows who's going to fill him full of lead. at this point, ive gotten tired of attemtps to mug me. i know carry an asp when i go forth into the night, but i wonder this: would it not be better to have some kind of stucents militia to help keep the trouble down at campuses?

sbl
05-08-2007, 04:18 AM
http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070325/NEWSREC0101/703250327