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Professor Sics Campus Police on Student Applying His 1st Amendment Rights to Speak on 2nd Amendment

March 8, 2009

Professor Paula Anderson of Central Connecticut State University has been inhaling rainbow fumes for far to long.

CCSU Recorder

Professor Called Police After Student Presentation

For CCSU student John Wahlberg, a class presentation on campus violence turned into a confrontation with the campus police due to a complaint by the professor.

On October 3, 2008, Wahlberg and two other classmates prepared to give an oral presentation for a Communication 140 class that was required to discuss a “relevant issue in the media”. Wahlberg and his group chose to discuss school violence due to recent events such as the Virginia Tech shootings that occurred in 2007.

Shortly after his professor, Paula Anderson, filed a complaint with the CCSU Police against her student. During the presentation Wahlberg made the point that if students were permitted to conceal carry guns on campus, the violence could have been stopped earlier in many of these cases. He also touched on the controversial idea of free gun zones on college campuses.

That night at work, Wahlberg received a message stating that the campus police “requested his presence”. Upon entering the police station, the officers began to list off firearms that were registered under his name, and questioned him about where he kept them.

They told Wahlberg that they had received a complaint from his professor that his presentation was making students feel “scared and uncomfortable”.

If Wahlberg’s presentation made the Professor and her students(?) scared and uncomfortable I bet Dirty Harry and Die Hard would make them pee their pants. Simpering fascist cowards.

“It is also my responsibility as a teacher to protect the well being of our students, and the campus community at all times,” she wrote in a statement submitted to The Recorder. “As such, when deemed necessary because of any perceived risks, I seek guidance and consultation from the Chair of my Department, the Dean and any relevant University officials.”

Sending a child off to college –politically correct think tank indoctrination centers is a legitimate perceived risk.

“If you can’t talk about the Second Amendment, what happened to the First Amendment?” asked Sara Adler, president of the Riflery and Marksmanship club on campus. “After all, a university campus is a place for the free and open exchange of ideas.”

Read article in it’s entirety at above link.

It used to be. Now a days students must tow the liberal line…

Our Founding Fathers were brilliant in as much as they placed the rights to free speech and to bear arms as numbers one and two. Over and above all.

You lose either of the two or both . You have nothing more to lose…

SanAntonioSpectator leaves this pithy commentary.

The report or field interview with the professor should have went something like this… (officer = O, professor = P)

O: So what I understand is that the student gave an inclass, required, oral presentation on school violence- is that correct:
P: Yes, but…
O: And during the presentation he opined that had someone been legally carrying a concealed weapon, that person could have intervened and saved lives?
P: Yes, but…
O: And from that your feel he is a threat to you and others?
P: Yes, because…
O: And you are telling me that other students, students complaining to you but not to the police, were also threatened by this non-threat Wahlberg utters?
P: I feel it was a threat!
O: Did he say, “I’ll kill you? I’ll hurt you, I’ll kill everyone in this room, I’ll hurt her or him?”
P: No, but he could have meant that!
O: From, “A person with a lawfully concealed gun could have saved lives, you devine the meaning, ‘I’ll kill my teacher and classmates?” From someone advocatign self-defense you devine criminal threat?
P: But, see…
O: Professor, the student complied with your dictate to give an oral presentation in class. He didn’t issue a threat as defined by state law or local ordinance. I will check him out for any warrants for his arrest. Thank you for reporting this.

Officer hangs up the phone, “Hey, Charley, guess what Professor Anderson just reported…”

Yep in a sane rational free world (not the bizarro world we find ourselves in) that is how it should of went down.

As reported by Fox there has been a rash of knee jerk libtard reactions similar to what John Wahlberg experienced.

Robert Shibley, vice president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), said Anderson’s actions appeared to be out of line.

[snip]

Shibley said FIRE has seen many more cases of hair-trigger responses by administrators over anything gun-related since the Virginia Tech shooting.

In 2007, Shibley noted, a student at Hamline University in Minnesota was suspended after writing a letter to an administrator arguing that carrying concealed weapons on campus may help prevent tragedies like the one at Virginia Tech. The student was allowed to return only after undergoing a psychological evaluation, he said.

Oh my God,  that story sent chills down my spine.  Speak up while you still can people, time I fear is running out…

Also see:

FIRE The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

&

@ WashingtonWatch

H.R. 17, The Citizens’ Self-Defense Act of 2009

H.R. 17 would protect the right to obtain firearms for security, and to use firearms in defense of self, family, or home, and to provide for the enforcement of such right.

H.R. 45, The Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009

H.R. 45 would provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms.

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6 Comments
  1. March 8, 2009 3:27 pm

    I never thought we would find ourselves at this point. This is insanity gone wild!

    As a side note, I hear that gun sales are on the rise! 🙂

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  2. March 8, 2009 5:15 pm

    Great find, Velvet. The politically correct police are on the prowl.

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  3. March 19, 2009 12:41 pm

    Yep, speak up and buy a gun!

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  4. March 19, 2009 12:42 pm

    Ryan, that is a great avatar. “I picked a bad week to give up my First and Second Amendment rights.”

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  5. May 25, 2009 5:13 am

    Very nice blog, I agree with most of what you are saying here. I don’t usually post a reply but this is good work, keep it up.

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