Massacre hits Virginia

The US woke to the tragedy of another mass shooting, this time in Virginia. At last count, the death toll was 34.

Such events create diverse opinions.

Glenn Reynolds from Instapundit thinks the solution is more guns.

Nobody seems to know much yet on what happened. These things do seem to take place in locations where it’s not legal for people with carry permits to carry guns, though, and I believe that’s the case where the Virginia Tech campus is concerned.

Leave it to the right to turn such a tragedy into a pro-gun campaign, which in turn, provoked outrage from one of the students.

Former CIA operative Larry Johnson, made poignant comparison.

The next time you hear Dick Cheney or George Bush blame the public attitude regarding Iraq on the media’s failure to report “good news”, examine carefully our reaction to the shooting at Viginia Tech. Look at our collective shock. Our horrified reaction. The public sorrow. Yet, in truth, this is an exceptional, unusual day in America. It is not our common experience. But we cannot say the same about Iraq.

And as always, there are the inevitable conspiracy theories, that while predictable, do raise some serious questions.

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