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April 16, 2007

Prayers for Virginia Tech Victims and Families

Filed under: Breaking News,Prayers — Psycheout @ 3:33 pm

This is the biggest story of the day, for obvious reasons. It’s the most deadly school shooting on record (as many as 32 33 dead), exceeding Columbine in 1999 (12 dead) and the University of Texas shooting in Austin in 1966 (15 dead).

I don’t have much to add other than a few points:

  • This cannot be stressed enough: our thoughts and prayers should be with the victims of this horrible tragedy and their families.
  • Why weren’t students warned and the campus secured after the initial shooting? There were apparently a couple of hours between shootings.
  • Don’t let the anti-gun nuts use this as an excuse for furthering their gun-grabbing agenda; if some of the students or faculty had concealed weapons this would likely have been less bloody. Apparently guns are banned on campus and the shooter chained the door to keep police out and his victims in. Just great.
  • Don’t let it be said that pre-marital sex doesn’t have consequences if it turns out to be true that this massacre was sparked when the shooter found his girlfriend in bed with someone else.
  • I’m tired of the left-wing talking point stating that this would be a good day in Iraq. It’s a pointless non sequitur.

Update: ABC is already exploiting this. Or maybe it’s a coincidence they have this blog post up: Lapse of Federal Law Allows Sale of Large Ammo Clips.

Update 2: Sam Brownback’s response:

“This is an unbelievably tragic time for the Virginia Tech community, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” said Brownback. “This is a sad time for the country, and we will remember all the people who have been touched by this tragedy.”

Update 3: The shooter has been identified:

Seung Hui Cho, a permanent resident of the United States, a Korean national and a Virginia Tech student has been identified as the gunman in the shootings that left 33 people dead on the Virginia Tech campus Monday, ABC News has learned.

Lessons learned: none. Do continue to pray for the victims and their families.

— Psycheout


  1. What a horrible tragedy. I’m speechless.

    If those students had been armed, none of this might have happened.

    Comment by Sisyphus — April 17, 2007 @ 4:42 am | Reply

  2. Horrible. Just horrible. A Korean national? And did they find out if he was behind those bomb threats too?

    Comment by b4bnc — April 17, 2007 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

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  4. I haven’t been able to watch the news this week. This was very depressing. Gun free zones are like shooting ranges for psychos. I’ve been praying for the victims.

    Comment by Becky — April 18, 2007 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

  5. I think I read somewhere that he was linked to at least one of the bomb threats, b4bnc. It was an atrocity that shocked America. My thoughts are with the families of the victims.

    Comment by Red State Guy — April 18, 2007 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

  6. I tried watching CNN the day of this massacre and had to shut it off within 30 minutes. They really know how to trivialize loss of life. Shoot the tube. Pray for the victims.

    Comment by Anti-Media — April 18, 2007 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

  7. If I were there that Korean guy woulda been dead a lot sooner. God bless the families and the victims. The gunman is burning in hell right now. I know it.

    Comment by JOE — April 18, 2007 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

  8. This story makes me sick. Now NBC is pimping a video of the shooter made between the two shootings. I hope you don’t link to it. The victims haven’t even been buried yet.

    God bless the victims and their families.

    Comment by Jodi — April 18, 2007 @ 11:45 pm | Reply

  9. Wow. NBC really sucks. No big surprise. I heard they showed the Cho (no, not Margaret Cho) video at least 100 times. What a bunch of ghouls. They make me want to gag. Fortunately I didn’t see a single frame of that garbage.

    Comment by Anti-Media — April 20, 2007 @ 12:18 am | Reply

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