Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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We walked into the heart of campus on college avenue, a place where Virginia Tech students can relax and have fun. But Tuesday, it seemed a place of nothing but sorrow. Inside a Hokie sportswear shop, we met Roya Tavalokian. Her eyes welled with tears as she approached the clerk to buy some Hokie t-shirts. Shortly before talking to us she received a call saying one of her closest girlfriends was killed.

-- By Ashley Fantz and Paul Chase, CNN.com

Posted By CNN: 6:46 PM ET
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Hi Ashley,
Incredible. I want these students, faculty and families to know that they are all in my heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Is there something we can do? I feel so helpless and much like the tin man. Now I know I have a heart because it's breaking.
I pray that they all stay strong and know that people across the nation are ready to help and support them through this tragedy.
We are with you VT!!
God Bless~
Posted By Anonymous Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX : 7:25 PM ET
Seventeen Rounds. Semiautomatice. Glock.

That's an 'offensive' weapon.

This country has no business arming civilians for offensive operations.

I propose a simple new law.

Maximum clip capacity...three rounds.

If someone goes into a crowd and starts firing, only a few people get shot before the crowd tears him apart.

It would pass Constitutional scrutiny.
Posted By Anonymous Jon Hill, Houston, TX : 7:42 PM ET
It's hard for me to even describe how much my heart goes out to all the victims, their families, and friends. It's hard to even fathom the grief they are all experiencing. So all I can offer is my prayers and know that you are all NOT alone...the nation is watching, crying, and praying for you. No more blaming or anger...just support one another, show some love and hugs!
Stay strong Hokies!!!
Posted By Anonymous Dave in Las Vegas : 7:48 PM ET
My deepest condolences to all the families of the VT victims. Although we are far away, the pain for what has happened hits us all. My brother and his wife are grads of VT and speak often of the friendships and great times they had while there. I am the mother of a college junior and worry about his safety every day. The first thing I did when I heard about this tragedy was call him and tell him I love him. No one ever thinks that something like this will touch them. It has become a scary world. Please know that all of us are thinking of you and have you all in our prayers. Stay strong, Hokies that is what will get you all through this. God Bless!!
Posted By Anonymous Paula Orchard Park, NY : 11:42 PM ET
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