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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Great Moments in Academia
This past week there was an election on campus to determine whether the
student body supported concealed carry on campus. The election was a success: by 53%-47% voters
supported concealed carry. The administration and student government both
ignored that and appealed to Topeka to not change the law,* arguing that
XXX was a campus so safe that there was simply nothing that licensed,
trained, fingerprinted gun carriers could possibly make it safer from.
Then this morning I got an email that began:
"XXX State University’s
Co-Emergency Managers, (names and titles withheld), will provide training to the campus community on individual
responses to hostile intruder – active shooter situations in the campus
So I guess since I cannot defend myself with a gun, we're going to be
trained on how to most effectively lock ourselves in our offices and hide
under desks, while our less fleet-footed comrades are slaughtered in the
halls and classrooms.
Hooray for political correctness.
* Right now, state law
empowers colleges to protect students from evil guns by posting signs that
magically ward them away.