In the first bit of good news from the devastating tornadoes that affected Oklahoma yesterday, the death toll has been revised significantly downward, at least for the time being. Apparently, there were possible double-counts of fatalities, but they do warn that it is likely to rise once again: The Oklahoma City medical examiner’s office says
About a year ago, I moved to Blacksburg, Virginia, home of Virginia Tech. Having not been here (or even in Southwest Virginia) when the Virginia Tech massacre occurred in 2007, I’m always a bit uncomfortable talking about the tragedy. What I’ve learned, over this year, however, is that most in this community hate the politicization
The anti-gun lobby was already using a tragedy as political fodder in their battle against legal firearm ownership, but they at least weren’t dragging kids on stage with them. According to the Weekly Standard, that’s precisely what the President plans to do in announcing his gun grabbing agenda: “Tomorrow the president and vice president will
So let me get this straight. Our nation should embrace gun control policies in the wake of a tragedy even though those policies would have done nothing to prevent this tragedy and even though the person involved in the tragedy showed a blatant disregard for following the law by, you know, killing people. Got it.