College prof who wished for murder of NRA children suspended
A University of Kansas professor who tweeted that he would like to see the murder of children of NRA members has been suspended.
KU's chancellor, Bernadette Gray-Little, announced the suspension Friday morning:
"In order to prevent disruptions to the learning environment for students, the School of Journalism and the university, I have directed Provost Jeffrey Vitter to place Associate Professor Guth on indefinite administrative leave pending a review of the entire situation," he said.
"Professor Guth's classes will be taught by other faculty members," he added.
And on Thursday the school released a statement condemning Guth's tweet.
"The contents of Professor Guth's tweet were repugnant and in no way represent the views or opinions of the University of Kansas. "[I]t is truly disgraceful that these views were expressed in such a callous and uncaring way. We expect all members of the university community to engage in civil discourse and not make inflammatory and offensive comment
There is no word whether or not Guth will be paid throughout the suspension.
Guth turned to Twitter on Monday in response the a crazed gunman's rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C., in which 12 perished.
"#NavyYardShooting The blood is on the hands of the #NRA," tweeted David Guth, who is an associate professor of Journalism at the university's William Allen White School of Journalism.
"Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters, he continued. "Shame on you. May God damn you."
If it had been a professor from California or New York, I wonder if there would have been a suspension? Perhaps the "academic freedom" dodge would have been brought out and instead of being placed on administrative leave, the professor would have received a reprimand.
By the way, granting the NRA superhuman powers to stop gun control all by itself is a little loopy. There are many factors and factions that helped derail gun control in most states and in Washington, including millions of angry citizens who don't necessarily take their marching orders from the NRA, but are concerend about their Second Amendment rights.
The NRA is powerful, but not omnipotent. Liberals like to portray it as such because it excuses them from acknowledging that gun control isn't politically popular and that exploiting tragedies is the only way they win.