Gun Rights: Veering Into Terrorist Territory

Why stop at threatening non-violent citizens groups like Moms Demand Action, when you can go after the real threat? The professoriate:

This past week, Kutztown students, faculty and staff were first learning of the university’s new weapons policy which opens the campus to guns. The new policy, according to the Morning Call, will give “Kutztown more gun freedom than most of the state-owned universities, even more than the sample policy suggested by the state’s attorneys,” despite statements to the contrary by the university’s president, Javier Cevallos. It didn’t take long before the radical, pro-gun playbook showed its ugly face. Shortly after he first heard about the policy under consideration at an April meeting of Kutztown’s Administrative Council, the president of the faculty union, Dr. Paul Quinn, began receiving anonymous death threats. Faculty first learned of these threats at a May 9th meeting of the union’s Representative Council and the Morning Call reported on the threats this past Friday.

I spoke with Quinn over the weekend about what happened.

Quinn, a physics professor, said after his classes on Thursday, May 2, he walked into his office to find that someone slipped a folded note under his office door. “At first, I didn’t think anything of it,” he said. “I opened the note and it said, ‘Drop the gun issue or else.’”

Quinn said that after he read the note he immediately made several calls, including one to the Executive Director of Kutztown’s Human Resources department. She told Quinn to go to the police immediately. “I alerted my Chair and my Chair said yes, go.” Quinn and a union representative met with Kutztown University’s Director of Police Services and Acting Chief of Police, John Dillon shortly afterwards. “The only time I could get there was around two o’clock,” Quinn explained. “I had an office hour from 1:30 to 3:00. So, I normally would have been in my office. I went at two o’clock to deliver that note to Public Safety. When I got back an hour and a half later, there was a second note under the door. The second note said, ‘What scares you more, guns or death?’”

“What this means,” Quinn said, “is that someone was watching.”

The word you’re searching for right now is terrorist:

Anyway, what we have here is a situation where a relatively small minority of Americans are claiming the right, ultimately backed up by their possession of weapons, to define the True Nature of American Freedom.

Which is fine, I guess, at least according to CNN…

How this differs in any important philosophical regard from the position, of, say, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, I cannot say.

How it differs in any practical sense, well (McVeigh cough) who knows.

The NRA lunacy and their Republican apologists are going to get someone killed simply for exercising his or her basic rights.

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2 Responses to Gun Rights: Veering Into Terrorist Territory

  1. Min says:

    They are not veering into terrorist territory, they have been there for a long time. The idea that the Second Amendment was put there to sanction armed resistance against the Federal gov’t would have been news to George Washington, who put down the Whiskey Rebellion. Yet it is put forth by the NRA, and is the battle cry of groups such as Posse Comitatus and Aryan Nations. Some people believe that the Second Amendment is a safeguard against the Federal Gov’t becoming a tyranny, while some people think that it already is.

  2. sethkahn says:

    And just in case anybody wonders, I know both the author of this article and Professor Quinn who’s the target of the threats pretty well. Neither is an alarmist, and while they’re getting beaten up by wingnuts in the Comments section with the article, none of those fruitcakes has any idea who or what they’re talking about.

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