Back when I first started writing this blog, there was a little dust-up about flu shots at voting locations. The guy who wrote the article about it at the Chronicle, Matt Stiles, stated that bloggers had complained that the city should not let a nonprofit provide the flu shots. (In that link, Rorschach is sticking his nose into Houston city politics, without a clue, per usual.) I wrote to Matt, asking who the bloggers were. One was my now blog friend, Jason. The other was this guy. He goes by Rorschach. He lives in Katy, but politics are so boring out there that he feels compelled to stir up Houston politics. Like Pavlov’s dog, he reacts to what happened in Virginia in a predictable, over the top, way.
In his post of 4/25, he links to this site, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. If you click through you can see that this is an impromptu site set up just to make some hay over a very tragic event. Its color scheme is the obligatory red, white and blue, with plenty of graphics of guns — one with a mortarboard on it! (Lots of exclamation points, too.) Click on the “about” link to see a pic of the founder, Chris Brown, proud senior, majoring in political science (i.e. heading for the Republican welfare train) at the University of North Texas and baseball cap wearer. He wears glasses, too, just like my creepy student from last session.
I’ll try to explain this as clearly as I can. Let’s just say I am teaching a class and I know that there is a possibility that one or more of my students has a concealed handgun. I teach my class and everything goes smoothly. Great. But one day someone — maybe it’s me, maybe another student — says something that sets one of the carrying students off. It then becomes a question of who is the quicker draw, leading to a possible Mexican standoff. If the ticked off student has a semi-automatic, then the whole class is doomed. Happy scenario?
The same groups who want guns on campus whine and moan about having to be PC. One way to insure that everything said on campus is ultra-PC is to allow guns there. Is that what that crowd really wants?
I’ve had a prof chase me across campus after having a heated debate in a class. I’ve had students threaten me. I’ve had students literally get in my face and call me a liar. I’ve had desperate students turn angry because they didn’t pass a class.
Guns on campus is not the solution. As I have said numerous times, just give me a damn lock on my classroom door.