Professors, Students and Guns.

The New York Times has provided a view into the thoughts of the  faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder, and, by extension, the  world view of probably most professors nationwide, that sees students carrying guns as a threat.  Not reassuring.   A Colorado State Supreme Court ruling has forced the university to  allow students with concealed weapon permits to carry their guns on  campus.  A concealed weapon permit is issued only after a government  determination that there is no record of criminal activity or mental  disturbances regarding the applicant.  The Times notes that the  university's new gun policy has produced anxiety and the feeling among a  percentage of the faculty that the presence of armed students in their  classrooms will create a climate of fear and intimidation and inhibit  the ability to speak and offer controversial opinions in a free and open  manner.  The...(Read Full Post)