November 13, 2019

Journalism Professor Hopes Next Gun Violence Victims are NRA Members

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According to the woman in this video with Cam Edwards, a journalism professor “tweeted”, in response to the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shootings, that he hoped the next time there was a mass shooting like this that NRA members and their families were the victims.

The discussion early on in the video is about rights, i.e. freedom of speech. The woman declares that journalism students have a right to “be comfortable” in this professor’s classroom and that they cannot exercise their freedom of speech if they feel intimidated by this professor’s comments.

In addition, the woman points out that because the professor’s Twitter profile describes him as being a journalism professor at a university, makes whatever he writes on Twitter connected to the university. The professor claims what he does off or away from the school is his own business.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I don’t think too many would argue that making such a statement in a public setting and being a college professor (sort of high profile) is quite over the top. Perhaps it is more of a reflection of the divide and hatred that is being fomented in this country over issues. It’s also not a real smart thing to be spouting off about in public. Apparently the professor was confronted by media after the statement and is not regretting making it.

My question, to myself and to readers is, are we making more out of this, because we have become a hateful, spiteful, politically correct bunch of cry babies? Or is this overstepping one’s belief in what freedom of speech is? I guess I would have to add to this the question of whether or not people actually understand what freedom of speech is and why it was important to include it in the Bill of Rights?

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Bill Clinton Disarmed the Military

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According to the Libertarian Republic, former President Bill Clinton, shortly after taking office, prohibited the carrying of weapons at military installations. This makes the location of the latest mass shooting, in Washington, D.C., where it is illegal to have a gun, a “gun free zone.” Don’t all mass shootings occur in “gun free zones?” How’s that working out?

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