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Old 12-09-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: VA soon to be NC
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Do you think this is going to tarnish the schools reputation more.?
I mean the shooting could have happened at any school but it was at VT.
I have heard the shooter wasn't even a student.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:05 AM
 
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I don't think the first shootings tarnished the school's rep at all. Applications were up after that (a co-worker's son saw the bonds and spirit there and applied very soon after; he graduated this year). And donations/endowments increased.

The killer this time around could've popped up anywhere, not just at a college, but anywhere because he obviously had issues. He was a student at nearby Radford, I read.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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The problem is not VT but rather the NRA and other gun proponents, who believe in the proliferation of guns. If they had there way, guns would be legal on college campuses.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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The problem is not VT but rather the NRA and other gun proponents, who believe in the proliferation of guns. If they had there way, guns would be legal on college campuses.
Okay smart guy, how do you propose to keep criminals from getting their hands on guns?
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: DMV
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The problem is not VT but rather the NRA and other gun proponents, who believe in the proliferation of guns. If they had there way, guns would be legal on college campuses.
That's right I forgot, guns shoot themselves. People don't need accountability, the guns do...
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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It's just appalling and unbelievable that after the first VT shooting, the state assembly still stubbornly voted against requiring any background checks for purchasers at gun-shows.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:03 AM
 
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It's not an incident, it's called a murder. And it has nothing to do with Northern Virginia.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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The problem is not VT but rather the NRA and other gun proponents, who believe in the proliferation of guns. If they had there way, guns would be legal on college campuses.
There are other universities in the US that allow carrying of firearms by students and you don't hear of altercations there. Maybe it's the fact that VT has setup a "gun free zone"?
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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It's just appalling and unbelievable that after the first VT shooting, the state assembly still stubbornly voted against requiring any background checks for purchasers at gun-shows.
It's not surprising considering Cho bought his guns through a gun store and he did in fact go through a background check.

Background checks do in fact go on at gun shows. Every registered FFL selling firearms is required to do background checks. Either you're not fully educated on the subject or you're trying to mislead readers.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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It's not an incident, it's called a murder. And it has nothing to do with Northern Virginia.
I can agree with it being a murder and much more than an incident but it could have been a lot worse and actually it does have something to do with Nova.. Many people in this area have ties to that school; some have kids there, others are alumni ect.
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