Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Student With A Gun

Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem:

Witnesses said that only one terrorist had entered the building and that he managed to fire 500-600 bullets over the course of 4-10 minutes before he was killed.

The gunman entered the library where about 80 people were gathered, witnesses said, and opened fire.
Yitzhak Dadon, a student, said he was armed with a rifle and waited on the roof of a nearby building. "He came out of the library spraying automatic fire ... the terrorist came to the entrance and I shot him twice in the head," he said.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-What do you think about students having guns on/near school areas?
-Do you think Yitzhak Dadon did the right thing in this case?
-If this had happened in America, what do you think the differences would be? Afterall, schools are gun free zones.
-Should this cause us (Americans) to rethink the issue of guns on campus; especially in light of the recent string of college/school shootings?


misawa said...

Effective January 1991, the law creating "gun free zones" went in to effect nationwide - many states extend this ban to include college and technical schools. Starting in 1966 - the first documented campus shooting at the University Texas - and spanning until the law was effected, there were 9 shootings on school grounds, including universities.

From 1991 to the present, in all of these vast zones where guns are not allowed, there have been 37 shootings.

I've got more to say on this and may do my own post. If I do, I'll link it.

j razz said...

You know, when I started posting this, I thought, "I bet misawa will respond on this one". :)

Let me know if you do post on it.

j razz

misawa said...

Done. Finally...