Politicizing the Memorial

I have to agree with Jeff Soyer on and Bitter this one.  It’s pretty tasteless to want to hold a gun control rally on campus on the anniversary of Virginia Tech, and kudos to the administration for throwing a flag on that play.

Of course, if it had been NRA wanting to hold a campus concealed carry rally, don’t you think the media would be all over it?

One Response to “Politicizing the Memorial”

  1. countertop says:

    Tastless, yes.

    Should VT have stopped it – no. Since when does a government institution have the right to control speech?? Let the bigots hoist themselves on their own petard. I suspect VT was more concerned about the backlash this rally would have in Virginia and how much it would help VCDLs efforts if it got wider play.