Dana Perino channels the presidential sentiments on the Va Tech tragedy:
As far as policy, the President believes that there is a right for people to bear arms, but that all laws must be followed. And certainly bringing a gun into a school dormitory and shooting — I don’t want to say numbers because I know that they’re still trying to figure out many people were wounded and possibly killed, but obviously that would be against the law and something that someone should be held accountable for.
UPDATE: Just in case you thought it was odd that the WH would remind us that bringing a gun to a school dormitory and then shooting it was illegal — as opposed to making just, you know, bringing a gun into a dormitory illegal, well, that’s because in Virginia, the law was clarified only recently:
In June, Tech’s governing board approved a violence prevention policy reiterating its ban on students or employees carrying guns and prohibiting visitors from bringing them into campus facilities.
What has this tragedy taught us, asks Michelle Malkin? Why, that this policy was misguided, naturally. She quotes a correspondent approvingly:
Just imagine if students were armed. We no longer need to imag[in]e what will happen when they are not armed.