40 years ago today

Charles Whitman made history. Both sides of the gun debate use the example for their case. The anti-gun people because he killed 15 people and wounded 31. The pro gun people because private citizens started shooting back and kept him pinned down while the good guys got in position to finish him off.

The link above is a factual retelling of the tragedy. It’s good reading.

[Sent to me by Meredith who is a student at the University of Texas.]