Conservative bloggers are saying that Virginia Tech's ban on hand guns was one reason that the gunman was able to shoot people at will. Just last week, the Roanoke Times reported on the legal attempts to overturn the university's ban on handguns.
The Disloyal Opposition blog brings up a similar incident at "the Appalachian Law School, which ended when two armed students drew their weapons and disarmed the shooter."
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit writes there had been an attempt in the Virginia legislature last January to allow students and employees to carry handguns on campuses in the state, but the bill did not make it out of the subsommittee stage. Perhaps if the bill had passed, he writes, "things might have turned out differently, but we'll never know."
Michelle Malkin has more on the gun ban, along with some eye witness reports from students who were on the campus.
But the Politics Junky website says baloney.
Events like today's are NOT an example of how looser gun laws protect law abiding people but how guns in the hands of lunatics kill innocents. And you never know who is going to snap when.