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.
Instead, authorities should enforce existing laws concerning the ownership and use of handguns, he said.
"We can't guarantee complete security," Gonzales said. "We need to see what we can do as a government — on the federal level, on the state level — to ensure the safety of our students."
He said the government also needs to work closely to make campuses safe while still respecting individual freedoms and privacy.
Allow me to sum the matter up for the clueless Attorney General... How can you respect individual freedoms while espousing illegal infringement on an individual's right to keep and bear arms? Since you can not guarantee complete security the ONLY sensible thing to do is allow law abiding citizens the ability to manage their own security.
ALL gun laws are unconstitutional. The text of the second amendment quite clearly says, "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you people not understand? The police can't be everywhere to save you. The police are not there to save anyone. How many stories have you heard about women who have spoken to police about a scary spouse only to be sent away after being told "Until he breaks some law, we can't do anything". Beyond that, the police are only human too. It is not unheard of for there to be criminals even among their ranks. Who is going to protect you from them? You are never going to stop crazies and criminals from getting guns. All you can do is better prepare the law abiding citizen to deal with the threat that these people present.
Alberto, recant this scurrilous blasphemy or step down from your post!