September 26, 2012
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)