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    It's amazing how limited the thinking is in this report. Oh, well. I'm sure we'll learn more from the next one...




    Report on Virginia Tech University Shootings Faults Slow Response

    By VOA News
    30 August 2007


    A report on the deadly shooting rampage at Virginia Tech University in April says school officials waited too long to inform students and faculty about the first two murders on campus that day.

    The report, issued by an independent panel that investigated the incident, says two hours went by before police sent out a a campus-wide alert that two people were shot to death at a dormitory on the morning of April 16.







    Seung-Hui Cho (file photo)


    By then, the gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, was headed to a campus building where he killed 30 more people before committing suicide.


    The panel says a campus-wide lockdown would not have been prevented the killings, but could have allowed students and faculty to better protect themselves.

    The eight-member panel, appointed by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, spent four months investigating the shooting rampage.

    The panel also criticizes Virginia Tech's counseling center for not taking more aggressive steps in treating the gunman, Cho, when he began showing signs of mental instability. The center failed to schedule a follow-up appointment with the Korean-born student after an initial interview, and that records of the interview are missing.

    The report says Cho had showed signs of a mental disorder as far back as his childhood, and received treatment in high school. He expressed a fascination with the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School, in the western U.S. state of Colorado, where two students opened fire and killed several other students and teachers.

    http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-08-30-voa7.cfm

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    See? You can't trust *JUST* a panel or commission. You need a BLUE RIBBON panel or commission.

    Did you see the Virginia emergency response plan? A 6th grade work study could have come up with that silliness and anyone participating in the development of that 'so called' plan ought to be ashamed of themselves.

    This is what happens when you delegate powers to beauracrats which rightly belong in the hands of the people. For generations we've been letting other "professional" folks handle more and more, allowing them to control many more aspects of our lives. This is the result; people who think like the VT Panel.

    The whole report is up on www.virginia.gov & the Governor's home page. Of course, you knew that the panel would call for all measure of gun control, and they do.



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    http://www.governor.virginia.gov/Tem...m?hpid=topnews


    Hereis an example of a panel recommendation which we already know does not save lives during an active shooter situation on a college campus.

    VI-5 The Virginia General Assembly should

    adopt legislation in the 2008 session clearly

    establishing the right of every institution of

    higher education in the Commonwealth to

    regulate the possession of firearms on campus

    if it so desires.
    The panel recommends that

    guns be banned on campus grounds and in buildings

    unless mandated by law. pg. 76

    VT already has a policy banning guns on campus. And how did that policy save the lives of Cho's dead victims?? IMHO, any panel members who signed off on these recommendations are blithering idiots.





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    In my book, every politician, lobbyist, administrator, and citizen that had anything to do with restricting firearm carry by the students on Virginia Tech's campus is directly responsible for the scale of the murders in the incident. While they aren't responsible for Cho's decision to start shooting, everything that happened after that is directly due to the negligance of the aboved named excuses for people. Sure, gun carrying might not be enough to deter the most determined criminal from shooting one or two people, depending on the training of those carrying guns, but it would not have allowed the situation to escalate into 30+ casualties. But that's just me...

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    Mr. Y wrote:
    See? You can't trust *JUST* a panel or commission. You need a BLUE RIBBON panel or commission.

    Did you see the Virginia emergency response plan? A 6th grade work study could have come up with that silliness and anyone participating in the development of that 'so called' plan ought to be ashamed of themselves.

    This is what happens when you delegate powers to beauracrats which rightly belong in the hands of the people. For generations we've been letting other "professional" folks handle more and more, allowing them to control many more aspects of our lives. This is the result; people who think like the VT Panel.

    The whole report is up on http://www.virginia.gov & the Governor's home page. Of course, you knew that the panel would call for all measure of gun control, and they do.

    I'm not suprised one bit. I thought it was a stacked deck from the start.

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...ighlight=sfdoc

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