VT was a tragedy that should have never happened.
Mental health workers would have had the guy involuntarily
committed, his name would have appeared on the Federal 'No Gun' list.
Safe Guard in place,
Overly PC staff didn't take advantage of it.
The gun dealer would have noticed the 'Permanent Address' on the buyers application form was a Dorm Room, the sale should not have proceeded.
The FFL (Federal Firearms License for Dealers) clearly states that a PERMANENT PHYSICAL ADDRESS has to appear on the application.
Hotels, Boarding houses, Hospitals, Dormitories
and any PO boxes, letter drops, mail drawers are specifically excluded.
The only exception is a Permanent Party address at a military base.
Safe Guard in place,
Greedy shop owner neglected to process the application with due diligence... (I'm sure that will come back to haunt him in the form of about 80 law suits...)
I'm not clear on this one...
Was he a Foreign National here on a student visa, or was he a resident alien with a green card?
If he was here on a Visa, he shouldn't have been eligible to buy a gun.
If he was here on a green card as resident alien, then firearms purchases are allowed.
Personally I think that's wrong, too easy to get a green car or green card forgery...
By the time you are here long enough to become a naturalized citizen, someone should have seen the signs and you should be on the ban list if you are nuts....
We don't need more 'Gun Control' laws, We need more 'Crazy People Control' laws.
We need to allow properly trained and licensed people carry concealed firearms on campus.
One legal firearm would have stopped this, and all other fiascos, in their tracks.
Lots of current & former military men and women are teachers now, plus there are a lot more that would qualify for firearms training and carry...
I'm not sure students should carry concealed, I remember what a hot head I was at 22 (but I was in the military...).
These are supposed to be our best and brightest, so if they can go off to war and fight for our country, why not let some of them carry on campus...
The thing that shocks me the most was the Blacksburg police, the VA. state police, and the county cops all hiding!
One guy in that building could have stopped the shootings in their tracks...
Instead they were all hiding behind trees pissing themselves!
This is what standardized testing will get you... Ego-Fear driven people that are totally unable to deal with stressful and /or life & death situations.
Craven cowards with a piece of brass and tin on their chests... just fine for pissing people off, chasing underage or married women and acting like a big shot, but hiding behind trees and cars when the sh!t actually hits the fan, requiring them to do the job they volunteered and are paid for...
Every 'Standoff' you see... Isn't.
crap. No such thing as a 'Stand Off' unless both parties agree to it.
Just one motivated officer entering that building... Just one that didn't have a full diaper would have ended that spree.
Same with Columbine and all the other so called 'Stand Offs'...
It's not "Protect & Serve" anymore...
It's "Protect my own ass at all costs, and do what ever serves me!"
Body armor, full auto assault weapons, loads of training against one nut ball with a handgun that won't penetrate the body armor you have!
You do the math...