Thoughts on VTech Shooting

Since Monday, I've been doing a lot of thinking about the shootings at VTech. Herewith, I state at least one of them.

First and foremost, all the victims and their families have my sympathies, and are in my prayers.

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! The following ruminations may appear cold, callous, brutal, and harsh. If you can't handle that, do not read any further. PROCEED BEYOND THIS POINT AT YOUR OWN RISK! You've been warned. Whining to me now will get you nowhere.

With that said, here's the brutal part: College is supposed to be a time of learning, and that this was a lesson that life isn't all peaches and cream, regardless of how much the lefty utopianists want to make it so. Evil exists, no matter how much certain people wish to deny it, and bad things do happen to good people. Learning to deal with such incidents is, regrettably, but undeniably, a part of life.

If the students at VTech are lucky, they'll have teachers who will explain this to them, and help them understand that government can't eradicate evil, nor can "visualizing world peace" change the nature of people. Unfortunately, given that VTech decided to go with the "feel good" position of banning guns on campus, I sort of doubt that the students will be that fortunate.

By the way, that gun ban was sure a deterrent to the shooter, wasn't it?