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University Asks: Who Need Guns On Campus When You Can Nod Your Way To Safety?

June 14, 2013 by  

University Asks: Who Need Guns On Campus When You Can Nod Your Way To Safety?

When the Arkansas Legislature passed a concealed carry law in April, it exempted schools from having to comply. That left university officials throughout the State in charge of deciding whether conceal carry is legal on campus, and many of them — including Arkansas State and the University of Arkansas — quickly banned it.

A lot of students and faculty are upset. “We just don’t understand how someone trusted to teach in a university and has also gone through the additional rigor to obtain a concealed handgun carry license environment cannot be trusted with their self-defense,” Mike Newbern, assistant director of public relations for Students for Concealed Carry, told Campus Reform.

One UA biology professor stressed the need for effective personal protection near and on campus by relating an anecdote that appeared in the Daily Caller:

I had not gone very far before I was attacked from behind by two of them and received a number of blows to the back of my head. Given the proximity to this campus and the fact that a number of our students, faculty and staff walk through this very same area on both a daily and nightly basis I felt it prudent to share this info with you and to advise you to be on your guard while in the vicinity.

An expert with the university’s Department of Public Safety offered an obvious solution for such scenarios: glance and nod at the thugs. “A glance or a nod will help you show anyone who might think that you are not paying attention, and you are aware of their presence,” wrote detective Sharon Houlette.

Obviously, the only way a glance will be effective is if you summon laser beams to shoot from your eyes. One commenter reading a report at The Arkansas Project urging students not to follow such stupid advice said this:

Are you out of your flippin’ mind? Who makes this stuff up. I have been in law enforcement for 30 years and it astounds me how some people make a living telling others to just be a victim.

If this were my daughter and someone told her to “nod” I’d tell her to file a formal complaint alleging “stupid in a public place.”

But if unarmed UALR students follow Houlette’s advice, at least they can die with dignity. The same can’t be said of students who matriculate in Colorado — who’ve been advised to greet attackers by convulsing, puking, peeing themselves and just generally acting like damn fools.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • jimzandensky

    Instead of noddingnodding, simply sme at them, smoothly chambering a round as you walk by. That, is acknowledgment.

    • Tommy cunningham

      That may be acknowledgement , however you need to make them aware that u see them, so around dead center mass will take care of that.

  • John Dean

    You can’t argue with idiots. And according to my martial training by police academy and military training criminals and other assault perps are Idiots! So are some of our elected and most appointees are also ——–!

  • John Sheridan

    This is at the TOP of the STUPID list. Our permit IS the second amendment. Just conceal your weapon and carry it anyway. Conceal means no one knows you have one!

  • Ian

    I understand you can carry a shotgun openly in AK… EVERYONE knows the sound of a racking shotgun…..

    Perhaps if the students all carried rifles and shotguns on campus they would reconsider the CCW rule….?

    crushshunk……. <..>

  • Michael

    You cannot make up idiot stuff like this folks! Why are the American people just lying down, and allowing themselves to be made victims of crime, the government (our employees, folks!), big business, banks, etc, etc, etc without so much as a good kick, or punch? Either stop this nonsense of letting idiots tell you to be the victim, and FIGHT to preserve, and take back your liberty before it’s completely gone! Quit worrying about those meaningless “BIG Games”, TV “reality Shows” , and what color underwear some worthless”celebrity” is wearing! ALL this stuff is EXACTLY the same thing as ancient Rome’s “Bread & Circuses”. It’s ALL designed to distract us, YOU from what’s REALLY happening, what’s going on around you, REALITY! Turn those HD 60″ LCDs off & get off your butts. Stop the meaningless texting, and empty phone calls. Put down the overpriced digital horrors that are marketed to you over, and over again, and resold to you. The same damned thing in a shiny new package. It’s ALL a distraction folks! When your liberty is gone, flushed down the toilet, thrown away, you’re NOT going to be able to go out and buy a shiny new one! There is NO Liberty 2.0 ! Save the one you have BEFORE it’s gone! FOREVER!

  • Tommy cunningham

    Easy fix, next time a student is a victim of a violent crime on there way to or from or on campus and survives, sue them for all that tuition money they collect, after all the crime on the individual may have been adverts or stopped if the most basic right for a human to defend one self against crime against themselfs was stripped away by the campus, so they are therefor responsible

    • Tommy cunningham

      Lawyers should put out adds, victim of violent crime on campus, denied the right to defend yourself by the campus? Then contact us, your do just compensation from the university for allowing the crime to happen. Bleed the universities dry , they change the policy when start loosing money!


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