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    Great response to federal report on VA Tech massacre.

    Link to complete article:
    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2...817.shtml?s=ic

    A few excerpts:

    "A leading expert on mass violence has taken issue with a presidential task force report delving into the Virginia Tech shootings and school violence in general, saying it fails to address the key issues."

    "But Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a former West Point instructor, declared: "I think they missed the boat.” Grossman is the author of several book including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society,” which is required reading for FBI recruits."

    "Deter: The killer can be deterred. That is why there are seldom any successful workplace massacres in police stations. We need to start putting pressure on schools that refuse to arm their police.

    "And of course we have the whole issue of not permitting concealed weapons permits to apply on campus. These are laws that disarm law-abiding citizens, and attract killers who want a body count.”

    "Remember, if a gunman is trapped in a bank or convenience store with hostages, he isn’t there to kill people. But if a gunman takes hostages in a school, he can be there for only one purpose: to kill kids and to carve his name in history in your children's blood.”



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    "And of course we have the whole issue of not permitting concealed weapons permits to apply on campus. These are laws that disarm law-abiding citizens, and attract killers who want a body count.”
    Exactly!!!!

    This is why DC and parts of Maryland are so bad!!

    The banning of guns just does not work they way they think. I was shocked to here DC rant about how bad things would get if the ban was lifted.

    As if it is not bad already! :?



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    For any of you who are not familiar with Grossman's work, I can strongly recommend his books. He is very astute and articulate, and clearly knows what he is talking about ( as opposed to the various liberal clabbertraps out there who couldn't put together a cogent argument if their lives depended on it).

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    Dutch Uncle wrote:
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    as opposed to the various liberal clabbertraps out there who couldn't put together a cogent argument if their lives depended on it.
    Their lives do depend on it.

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    If anyone has missed Grossman's, On Killing, it is worth the read. The psychology therein may help you out of a tough spot.

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    Looks like I might have SOMETHING ELSE to spend that birthday money on....
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