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September 28, 2007

Another "gun free" disarmament zone invaded by terrorizing criminal.

No one has been reported injured. It looks as if the 17 year old gunman had plenty of opportunity to kill inside the Oroville CA school, but didn't .

Let's look at the facts.

  1. The school was a "gun free" zone.
  2. Someone carried a gun into the school.

What's wrong with this picture? Well, it's not a clarion call for gun control. Let's look at the facts.

  1. 1. The shooter was 17. He had a handgun. This is illegal under Federal and California law. He didn't pay any attention to the law.
  2. 2. The shooter carried his illegally obtained handgun into an area where it is illegal to carry a handgun under Federal and California law. He didn't pay any attention to the law.
  3. 3. It is against the law to threaten someone with a firearm. He didn't pay any attention to the law.
  4. 4. It is against the law to hold people against their will. He didn't pay any attention to the law.

I'm sure there are many more I could mention here, but I'll refrain since I don't know details. The point is, people who are determined to break the law, BREAK THE LAW. It's what criminals do. Now, before you say he isn't a criminal, look at the list above. He may not have been one yesterday when he was thinking about it, but the moment he picked up that handgun this morning; he was a criminal.

And no, the little gun wasn't whispering in his ear and leading him on. If it was, I'm sure the psych interviews will bring it out, and it still wasn't the gun's fault.

There are still rumbles filtering south from the efforts of some to allow teachers to arm themselves for the protection of themselves and their students. Incidents like this can only make that option more reasonable to more people as time goes on. See my post below about the terrorist threat to our nation's schoolchildren, and it seems almost inevitable.

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