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    One law enforcement official said Cho's backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol. Cho held a green card, meaning he was a legal, permanent resident, federal officials said. That meant he was eligible to buy a handgun unless he had been convicted of a felony.

    Roanoke Firearms owner John Markell said his shop sold the Glock and a box of practice ammo to Cho 36 days ago for $571.

    ''He was a nice, clean-cut college kid. We won't sell a gun if we have any idea at all that a purchase is suspicious,'' Markell said. Markell said it is not unusual for college kids to make purchases at his shop as long as they are old enough.

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    Viginia is one of the few remaining states that does not require a purchase permit or a license to carry a concealed weapon.

    Surprisingly, the number of states that give the right to the general public to carry a concealed weapon without a permit is growing.

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    If a few of the other students, or a teacher, had been armed, a lot less people would have died.

    I'm not advocating that everyone carry a gun, just stating a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    If a few of the other students, or a teacher, had been armed, a lot less people would have died.

    I'm not advocating that everyone carry a gun, just stating a point.
    Can you imagine someone chasing a killer with a gun and another student shoots him, thinking he was the killer. It could be a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Can you imagine someone chasing a killer with a gun and another student shoots him, thinking he was the killer. It could be a mess.
    Yeah, it was kind of mess regardless though, right?

    Instead of your imagined scenario, I imagine someone plugging the psycho in the head after he only killed a few people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    If a few of the other students, or a teacher, had been armed, a lot less people would have died.

    I'm not advocating that everyone carry a gun, just stating a point.
    I could be wrong but I'm guessing most, if not all, schools have policies prohibiting guns on campus. That makes a lot of sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    I could be wrong but I'm guessing most, if not all, schools have policies prohibiting guns on campus. That makes a lot of sense to me.
    It's too bad that the criminals (the guys who commit crimes with guns) don't follow the policies.

    Many schools have policies against underage drinking that are ignored.

    It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it. I didn't get that from talk-radio, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    I could be wrong but I'm guessing most, if not all, schools have policies prohibiting guns on campus. That makes a lot of sense to me.
    Yea, they all do. But in some it is not enforceable. For example, The University of Utah went all of the way to the Utah State Supreme Court to have the right to enforse the weapons ban on campus and lost. The court ruled the university cannot usurp the state law that allows citizens to carry concealed weapons. Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma have similar laws on the books.

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    So in Virginia (and apparently other states), if you have enough money and aren't a convicted felon, you can have a gun, no questions asked? Is it unreasonable that people prove that they know how to safely own and operate a weapon before they are allowed to have one? I mean, you have to take a test to drive, but firearms, "there you go, enjoy!"
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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