It does bear mentioning that the University of Texas already has a pretty good familiarity with the reality of what a mass shooting is like. I don’t think we need a refresher course.
At approximately 11:35 a.m., Whitman arrived on the University of Texas at Austin campus. He falsely identified himself as a research assistant and told a security guard he was there to deliver equipment. He then climbed to the 28th floor of the UT tower, killing three people within the tower, and opened fire from the observation deck with a hunting rifle and other weapons.
Altogether, Whitman killed fourteen people and wounded thirty-one in the 96 minutes before he was shot and killed by Austin police officers sergeant Ramiro Martinez and Patrolman Houston McCoy. They had raced to the top of the tower to stop Whitman.Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If there is any justice remaining in Texas, these demonstrators will be arrested and locked up en masse as an example of what happens to stupid people who think laws don’t apply to them.
Gun rights groups say they will conduct a mock mass shooting this weekend at the University of Texas campus as they try to end gun-free zones.
The Open Carry Walk and Crisis Performance Event will involve actors “shot” by perpetrators armed with cardboard weapons, said Matthew Short, a spokesman for the gun rights groups Come and Take It Texas and DontComply.com.
After University of Texas officials said a gun rights demonstration planned for this weekend could be considered criminal trespass, the organizers said the demonstration would likely be staged on Guadalupe Street, adjacent to campus.Austin American-Statesman via the Wayback Machine
As I recall, this farce of an event was called off in the face of serious blowback from authorities as well as student organizations. Here are the links to the relevant articles on Stonekettle Station:
This article was one of the first ones that I started adding editor’s notes to as I was adding them to the blog from Facebook. Little old me the newb writer never thought to use the correct term to describe what it was I was doing to the articles. I’ve now fixed that problem. Just a mental note for myself on where the problem started.