A professor at Boise State University is not a happy camper because the Idaho State Legislature has moved a bill to allow guns on college campuses out of committee–meaning it will go up for debate and a possible vote. Here’s just a taste of his letter–the entirety was published in the NY Times just the other day.
I have had encounters with disgruntled students over the years, some of whom seemed quite upset, but I always assumed that when they reached into their backpacks they were going for a pencil. Since I carry a pen to lecture, I did not feel outgunned; and because there are no working sharpeners in the lecture hall, the most they could get off is a single point. But now that we’ll all be packing heat, I would like legal instruction in the rules of classroom engagement.
I wonder how many of those conservative idiots in the legislature will fail to see the sarcasm and satire in his letter? Probably far too many.