Sunday, April 16, 2017
Virginia Tech: In Memoriam
Ten years ago today, a deranged shooter took the lives of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA. Each stone marker (pictured above) has the name of a victim of the mass killing. In the aftermath of the shooting, Virginia closed legal loopholes that had permitted mentally unstable people to legally purchase handguns. The Federal government moved to tighten up its National Instant Criminal Background Check System, unfortunately too late for the 32 slain innocents.
The community of Virginia Tech is committed to never letting the victims be forgotten, and have a website dedicated to them, where you can read their biographies and see their pictures. Heartbreaking.
(photo: Roanoke Times)