A Prayer For Virginia Tech – Sign the Petition

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Terrible tragedies have unfolded today at Virginia Tech. Let us, the Stanford student body, send a message of support to the students there. Sign the petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/prayer4v/petition.html

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3 Responses to “A Prayer For Virginia Tech – Sign the Petition”

  1. giampiero mancinelli says:

    Hi there,
    I don’t have anything against prayers or voodoo practices in favor of the wellness of
    souls and bodies, but why dont we spend an equal or greater amount of time in support
    of good laws to ban assault weapons like HR1022?
    Take a look at the law:
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.1022:
    Do notice how many republicans are cosponsoring it (nilch).
    Some european news agencies report assault weapons were used in this act of violence.
    CNN doesn’t.
    Weapons addicts have a petition up against this ban:
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/409898348? ltl=1176755644#body
    Where’s a petition IN FAVOR OF IT?
    Let’s take some time to call our representatives at least if we indeed are outraged enough.
    ciao
    Giampiero

  2. Gilbert says:

    Actually, some of us were trying to get Congress years ago to keep the first assault weapons ban in effect since there was, at the time, general bipartisan support. Bush and the GOP leadership didn’t even bring the extension to a floor vote because they new it would pass.
    From a political standpoint, it’s important to help potential supporters of this bill that are in swing districts. In ’94 Dems lost control of the House after several Dem congresscritters lost their seats in large part because they voted for the first AW ban. The NRA brags about that and most political observers believe it as well.
    The truth is, this won’t pass into law with the current president (and probably not with any GOP presidentical contenders, except maybe Giuliani). That doesn’t mean we can’t build political momentum to get it done in ’09.
    FYI, Feinstein, Boxer and Eshoo pushed quite hard not to let the last AWB expire. Of course, if you believe that the real problem is cynicism…
    -gm

  3. Gary says:

    Prayer is powerful, regardless if you believe or not. At a time like this we need to pray for the students and staff at VT that they will be releived of the sorrow and pain for what they are going through. God is the first one we should turn to. I also am in favor of calling our elected officals and letting them know that we need a change.

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