What is intentionally ignored by the national "snooze" media is the fact that there have been far worse killings of school children than those of the past several years. In 1927, in the small town of Bath, Mich., an insane farmer named Andrew Kehoe spent more than a year plotting, planning and then planting explosives underneath the local school. He proceeded to murder his wife and then drove to the school where, being an expert electrician, he had rigged the dynamite with timers. The resulting explosion killed 38 children along with several adults. He then motioned the superintendent over to his pickup truck and calmly detonated a shrapnel-filled bomb, killing both men along with several onlookers.
On Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Whitman-- star athlete, Eagle Scout, former Marine and all-American boy -- methodically murdered his mother and wife, then drove to the University of Texas and climbed the campus bell tower. Over the next several hours he killed 14 people and wounded another 32, all done without an assault weapon. A subsequent autopsy revealed a massive brain tumor, which probably triggered his homicidal rampage.
So what's the point, you may ask? It's really quite simple. These two horrible crimes, along with all of the mass school murders over the past 12 years, can only lead to one conclusion: Against such people no law passed by Congress will ever prevail. Only the final judgment will.
Roddy D. Riggs