||Posted: April 27 2007,14:52
I sent the following letter to the New York Times, but they apparently are not going to publish it:
Yes, there is a lesson from the Virgina Tech massacre, but it has been a taboo in the media.
The massacre was committed with a weapon of mass destruction, an automatic pistol.
There is no use for automatic pistols except mass murder, even at the hands of a policeman or soldier, but we are a society that profits from the manufacture, sale and transport of weapons of mass destruction.
The real lesson applies to nuclear weapons where we fail to abolish them, thus encouraging their development by others.
Here is another massacre waiting to happen, but on a much larger scale.