Friday, February 15, 2008

This is...inconceivable!

Inconceivable, I say!

A gunman dressed in black stormed into an oceanography class at Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon and opened fire with a shotgun and two handguns, killing five students and wounding 16 more in a matter of seconds.

Then, still on stage, he killed himself, authorities said.

The gunman was not a current student at the school of more than 25,000 that rises from cornfields and subdivisions 65 miles west of downtown Chicago, authorities said.

Do you know how I know this was inconceivable...unpossible, even? Because as per its regulations, NIU was a gun-free zone. The Brady Campaign and Violence Policy Center have told us that gun-free zones are SAFE from deranged lunatics with firepower. They said it, I believe it, that settles it. This has got to be some sort of joke. Question is, what is the Chicago Tribune doing, running such a damnable lie of a story?

Oh, mean it was TRUE? Some deranged lunatic went on a rampage in one of these gun-free zones? For some reason the words of the great Mike Vanderboegh come to mind...

"Gun Free School Zone" is a lie every bit as much as "Arbeit Macht Frei" and every bit as deadly.