There’s something eminently cool about being able to lecture to a Secretary of Labor. I love the internets!
BTW, I realize my first reaction to the VT massacre is unusual. My first thought when I hear of such tragedies is wonder why someone with a concealed weapon didn’t stop the shooter. This was impossible in this case because on the VT campus, and most other school campuses, concealed weapons aren’t allowed.
I don’t think I’m ready to argue they should be allowed; I don’t think I’d take a gun on campus even if I could.
College campuses are suppose to be sanctuaries of learning where brutal realities like deep, homicidal depression remain abstractions, studied in the Psychology department by students in lab coats. Being free of reality, being caught up in abstractions, frees students to be creative, to try connecting dots that aren’t connected, or thought to be connected, in the mundane. Carrying a gun is a recognition of reality. Carrying a gun on campus would help destroy the purpose of the University.