Like everyone else, I suppose, I’ve been reading with horror the news of the shooting at Virginia Tech. It’s my wife’s grandfather’s alma mater, and somehow that distant connectionÂ makes it feel even more real. My condolences for the families of the victims.
Virginia has an awful history of university shootings. In 2002, three people – including the Dean of Law – were shot and killed at Appalachian School of Law. Like today’s shooting, that one involved handguns. According to Wikipedia,Â Virginia law doesn’t requireÂ a licence to carry a handgun. Here’s the NRA’s summary of Virginia’s gun laws. About the only thing they ban is concealed carry, and owning a machine gun.