Apparently we’re not only at risk of losing our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, but it appears that, at least in some cases, we’ve lost the right to free speech.
How soon will this be applied to religion?:shrug:
FOX News reports the incident this way:
Professor Takes Heat for Calling Cops on Student Who Discussed Guns in Class
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
By Maxim Lott LINK TO REST OF THE STORY >>> foxnews.com/story/0,2933,504524,00.html
A professor in Connecticut reported one of her students to the police after he gave a class presentation on why students and teachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus. Now, free speech activists say the professor’s actions are what really need to be investigated.
Last October, John Wahlberg and two classmates at Central Connecticut State University gave an oral presentation for a communications class taught by Professor Paula Anderson. The assignment was to discuss a “relevant issue in the media,” and the students presented their view that the death toll in the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting massacre would have been lower if professors and students had been carrying guns.
That night, police called Wahlberg, a 23-year-old senior, and asked him to come to the station. . .
The school newspaper wrote this editorial:
Professors need to respect First Amendment rights
LINK TO REST OF THE STORY >>> media.www.dailycampus.com/media/storage/paper340/news/2009/03/04/Commentary/Professors.Need.To.Respect.First.Amendment.Rights-3658833.shtml
Although the Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal,” apparently the same does not apply to Constitutional amendments, as shown by events just down the road from Storrs. Recently, at Central Connecticut State University, a student was brought into the police station after he gave a class presentation about carrying concealed handguns on campus. What was his transgression? He dared to talk about guns in class, which made his classmates feel “scared and uncomfortable” according to his professor.
John Wahlberg was in Paula Anderson’s introductory public speaking class when the students received an assignment to make a presentation about a “relevant issue in the media.” Given the fierce debate about whether or not students and professors should be allowed to carry weapons on campus - ignited by the fatal shootings at Virginia Tech - Wahlberg thought that concealed carry was an appropriate topic for class. It is important to note that while Wahlberg is a gun owner and a Second Amendment advocate, he never threatened to harm anyone during his presentation. . .
World Net Daily reported this:
WEAPONS OF CHOICE
Prof calls cops when student mentions guns in speech
’If you can’t talk about the 2nd Amendment, what happened to the 1st Amendment?'
Posted: March 04, 2009
LINK TO WHOLE STORY >>> wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=90740
. . . The student was fulfilling an assignment for his Communications 140 class that required him to discuss a “relevant issue in the media” when he and two other students on a team chose to talk about school violence, including recent events such as the 2007 shootings that left nearly three dozen people dead at Virginia Tech University
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Apparently his professor, Paula Anderson, had filed a campus police department complaint about his speech. Police officers reported she said students were “scared and uncomfortable” during his presention.
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Anderson, in a written comment, said, "It is also my responsibility as a teacher to protect the well being of our students, and the campus community at all times. As such, when deemed necessary because of any perceived risks, I seek guidance and consultation from the chair