View Full Version : VA Tech: An Opportunity for Californian pro-CCWers to Go on the Offensive?

04-19-2007, 2:16 PM
So far, most of the online talk I've seen in gun forums has been re defending ourselves over the next year or so from any new anti-gun laws in the aftermath of the VA Tech massacre.

Perhaps we are going about this wrong. Perhaps we in CA should strike while the iron is hot and call our state reps and demand that CA go to Shall Issue RTC like 36 other states. (Assembly: go to http://www.assembly.ca.gov/ and click on "Find My District" in the left hand column and then fill in your address to get their contact info; CA Senate: go to http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/senators/senators.htp and click on "Your Senator" in the left hand column and then fill in your residential address info to get your state senator's contact info.)

While it is unlikely to pass, going on the offensive puts the antis on the defensive and they'll be less likely to push for their agenda if we, ahem, come out of the closet, so to speak. IMO, too often in the past, before we met each other on the internet, we felt like we were alone and it would just be spitting in the wind to go on the offensive. Not so anymore. A few thousand calls calling for Shall Issue legislation might give them second thoughts about going on the offensive and start the long drive to passing Shall Issue legislation.


04-19-2007, 2:23 PM
Be sure to use this info to support your position and show the contrast with what happened at VA Tech. You can use the Trolley Square mall shooting as well.


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At least two mass shootings at schools have been interrupted by armed civilians before police could arrive:

January 9, 2002, Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va. - 43 year old Peter Odighizuwa, who had flunked out of the small law school earlier in the week killed three people and wounded three others. Two law students - Tracy Bridges and Ted Besen - retreived a handgun from Bridges' vehicle and held Odighizuwa at gun point for several minutes before police arrived. (Bridges was a reserve deputy sheriff, but was not on duty at the time of the incident.)

October 1, 1997, Pearl High School, Pearl, Ms. - 16 year old Luke Woodham carried a rifle onto the school campus, killed his ex-girlfriend and one of her friends and wounded seven other people. Assisstant Principal Joel Myrick retreived a handgun from his truck and held Woodham for police. It was later learned that the teeneager had beaten and stabbed his own mother to death before the attack at the school.
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