Attorney General Alberto Gonzales apparently satisfied with what happened at VA Tech

Or at least he is satisfied with their victim disarmament policy. I would think that approval of a policy indicates tacit approval of the outcome of that policy. Virginia Tech’s policy was that students and staff must be unarmed, and the result of that policy is that 32 defenseless people were killed, without a chance to stop it.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Wednesday that having more guns on college campuses is not the way to prevent campus violence like the massacre at Virginia Tech.

Since the April 16 shootings that left 33 people dead, including the gunman, at Virginia Tech, some have suggested that the carnage might have been lower if a student or professor with a gun had stepped in.

”I don’t think that is the answer quite frankly,” said Gonzales, who was participating in a governor’s task force to study safety and security on Oklahoma college campuses.

Apparently what he does think the answer is, is to continue mandating defenselessness. Yeah–that has worked wonders so far.

”We can’t guarantee complete security,” Gonzales said.

We certainly can’t–what we can guarantee is that a killer’s intended victims can do nothing for their security, either. That seems to be the “strategy” that Gonzales endorses.

He said the government also needs to work closely to make campuses safe while still respecting individual freedoms and privacy.

”In a society where we really value individual freedom and respect privacy we’re also concerned about public safety,” Gonzales said.

“Really value individual freedom and respect privacy,” eh? How, Alberto, do you intend to reconcile that “value” and “respect” with your support for S. 1237? That bill sounds like a godsend for an Attorney General who values and respects nothing more than the power of his office.

When Gonzales was firing attorneys, I think he forgot one.

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