John Derbyshire has rightfully been kicked around the blogosphere this week for this asinine post questioning the bravery of the students of Virginia Tech for not jumping a guy with two handguns.
At the very least, count the shots and jump him reloading or changing hands. Better yet, just jump him. Handguns aren't very accurate, even at close range. I shoot mine all the time at the range, and I still can't hit squat. I doubt this guy was any better than I am. And even if hit, a .22 needs to find something important to do real damage—your chances aren't bad.
Tell that to Robert Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Jim Brady -- all of whom were shot with a .22. Kennedy and Brady were both hit in the head, which I suppose in Derbyshire's case would not be considered a vital region.
Hold on, though. We no longer (a) acknowledge the category "crazy as a
coot," or (b) lock crazy people up in secure institutions.
Cho (a) had ISSUES, and (b) ought to have been given COUNSELING.