Ghoulish Gun Advocates Can’t Wait One Day?

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Well, they're already at it. The ghouls in the gun nut fringe didn't have the decency to wait a day out of respect for the dead before beginning the drum up specious arguments that more guns, not less, would have made the situation better.

At 12:50 p.m., we had Glenn Reynolds arguing that

"These things do seem to take place in locations where it's not legal for people with carry permits to carry guns, though, and I believe that's the case where the Virginia Tech campus is concerned. I certainly wish that someone had been in a position to shoot this guy at the outset."

At 1:52 pm, we have Michelle Malkin arguing that sensisble concealed weapons could have averted the tragedy

It's not just that their argument is incredibly flawed, unsupported by statistics, or even breathtakingly callous, it's the inevitable hypocrisy that will take place. By tomorrow, talking heads from the NRA and its puppet the Republican party will begin assaulting gun control advocates as insensitively politicizing the issue.

I know I am a big out of step with the sentiment of many Montanas about the issue of gun ownership, and I welcome debate about the subject, but today, as the lives of so many young people and their families have been shattered is not the day for that discussion. Is it too much to ask for a little respect for those who have lost their lives and loved ones today?

Update: The Gun Owners of America are tactless, moronic, bastards. 

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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