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Old 03-04-2014, 12:09   #1
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Idaho Op-Ed - When May I Shoot a Student?

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BOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature:

In light of the bill permitting guns on our state’s college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state House of Representatives in the coming days, I have a matter of practical concern that I hope you can help with: When may I shoot a student?

I am a biology professor, not a lawyer, and I had never considered bringing a gun to work until now. But since many of my students are likely to be armed, I thought it would be a good idea to even the playing field.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:20   #2
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From a college professor...
I think it says a lot about him as to why he thinks his students would be out to get him, harm him, or kill him. He may want to ask one of the Psychology professors about projection. That would serve him much better in the long run.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:30   #3
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A student should write the same thing.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:38   #4
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He does not sound like he is cut out for the education field. He might wish to consider a life change.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:39   #5
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Only a fool would believe a gun free zone prevents a lunatic from bringing a gun to commit carnage anywhere

The only solution to a lunatic with a gun killing people is good people who are armed...
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:48   #6
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I was going to say if they get lippy? lol
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:51   #7
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This so called professor is an anti-gun kook who is threatening to harm someone because of the laws he doesn't like. Under these circumstances I submit that he should be incarcerated for his own protection and also for the protection of the students.
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A student should write the same thing.
Oh, rest assured if that happened, there would be a litany of administrative charges by the school, and maybe even a criminal investigation.
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Old 03-04-2014, 13:27   #9
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Since his world view appears to be crumbling, maybe he should shoot himself.
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Oh, rest assured if that happened, there would be a litany of administrative charges by the school, and maybe even a criminal investigation.




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Old 03-04-2014, 13:49   #11
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He must not be a very conservative professor. He assumes that CCWed handguns are a threat to him. Here in VT we are nearly all free to CCW, and I don't walk in fear with my G17.
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He must not be a very conservative professor. He assumes that CCWed handguns are a threat to him. Here in VT we are nearly all free to CCW, and I don't walk in fear with my G17.
ive been meaning to ask you. do you guys have pistol free zones?
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Old 03-04-2014, 17:03   #13
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Anybody asked yet what his GT/GNG forum name might be?
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Knee-jerk reactions from law enforcement officials and university presidents are best set aside.
Yes they are! My biggest argument to all the non-sense about carry on campus is Utah. It's allowed on all public campuses and all these stories of horrible CCW holders shooting people are not happening.
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Old 03-04-2014, 19:10   #15
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I have to think a much better answer for those who might be on the fence might be something like to suggest he check back a year after the law has passed.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:33   #16
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"The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a
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life. For this task it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it
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it eats it. It's rather like getting tenure. " -Anonymous


You know, this snippet could be applied to a lot of people...
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:42   #17
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You're allowed to shoot a student when he shoots first and identifies himself as a threat.
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You're allowed to shoot a student when he shoots first and identifies himself as a threat.
When he shoots first? That's a good way to get dead. I know it's not the point of this thread, but I don't think any state requires you to wait for a person threatening you with a gun to actually pull the trigger.
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You know, this snippet could be applied to a lot of people...




Yes. That's what makes it such a great quote.
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He does not sound like he is cut out for the education field. He might wish to consider a life change.
Nope...he's pretty much dead-on in the correct field. Seems certain aspects of the mind seem to, for lack of a better word, falter when it comes to higher education. Some professors are very book smart...just no logic appears to be present in their dome pieces.
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Yes they are! My biggest argument to all the non-sense about carry on campus is Utah. It's allowed on all public campuses and all these stories of horrible CCW holders shooting people are not happening.
+1

When you consider the number of CCW permits issued in the entire country (and take into account the states that recognize constitutional carry) the number of misuses and abuses of CCW permits is extremely small everywhere.
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When they fail home ec?

I think this PROFESSOR needs another profession.
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I think he is a little nervous.....wonder why?




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When he shoots first? That's a good way to get dead. I know it's not the point of this thread, but I don't think any state requires you to wait for a person threatening you with a gun to actually pull the trigger.
No, but it is a damn good way to make sure he actually has a gun and you weren't just seeing things. Besides, the professor asked. And with his mentality, him waiting for the other guy to shoot first wouldn't be such a bad thing, if you catch my drift.
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Old 03-06-2014, 21:27   #25
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Obviously this professor dude is an anti-gunner.

However, doesn't he have a point? Shouldn't professors be packing iron to defend themselves against crazy studetns? I mean, when was the last time you heard about a crazy professor cutting loose? It's always a student of some sort that's started blasting up the joint.
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