Friday, March 06, 2009

"If you can't talk about the Second Amendment, what happened to the First Amendment?"

Prof calls cops when student mentions guns in speech

Talk about insanity. Mention guns in a speech and have the police called?

The student was fulfilling an assignment for his Communications 140 class that required him to discuss a "relevant issue in the media" when he and two other students on a team chose to talk about school violence, including recent events such as the 2007 shootings that left nearly three dozen people dead at Virginia Tech University.

Wahlberg made the point during his Oct. 3, 2008, class presentation that if students were allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus, the violence could have been stopped earlier. He discussed the concept of college campus gun-free zones.

That evening, the Recorder said, Wahlberg got a call from campus police officers who "requested" his presence at their station. When he arrived, officers listed firearms that were registered to him and asked him where they were.

Apparently his professor, Paula Anderson, had filed a campus police department complaint about his speech. Police officers reported she said students were "scared and uncomfortable" during his presention.

Wahlberg told the newspaper he wasn't worried, "because as a law-abiding gun owner, I have a thorough understanding of state gun laws as well as unwavering safety practices."

But he said he was hit with a "general sense of disbelief" when officers listed his guns.

We are a nation of wimps and cowards. Reality can be scary and can make us uncomfortable. You have to deal with it. Mother government can't and won't protect you and any sense of security you have in your home, your neighborhood, your town, or wherever, is a lie if you are relying on someone else to protect you. Police can't protect you, gun-free zones can't protect you, gun laws can't protect you, Obama can't protect you. Those are all lies. I've been there, I know. And so do many others.

I don't mean for this blog to be all guns, all the time, but I've just had it with people trying to disarm law-abiding people and doing nothing about the criminal element. You want to reduce crime? Get the criminals off the street and leave the good guys alone to protect themselves if they choose.

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