Professor Complains about College Students Interest in Shooting

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Like most people who support gun control, I figured this article was written by an old white woman, but she seems to be of my generation. The silver lining in this article is that if she’s having to deal with female students exciting about shooting, we’re winning. Winning even though in this case, she questions giving a student a recommendation because the student enjoys shooting:

She seems to be a good kid, Sarah. And I don’t know what she really thinks of gun advocacy and political failures that have cost us all these lives and our sense of safety as educators. I don’t know what she does on the weekends. I also don’t know if she understands emotions, or what real rage feels like. It seems to me no person who has truly experienced the full impact of their own emotions would ever go near a gun.

Sounds like you’re projecting some of your own personal failings onto others there, Professor. I agree, if you’re so emotionally unstable that you worry you’ll hurt others in a fit of rage, don’t own guns. It’s really not for you. She speaks of her mother who got rid of all the guns in the house because her father was manic depressive and had wild mood swings. No one on our side would argue with that. But not everyone is the same way. I’ve never in my life been so angry that I felt like I did not have control, and I’ve been plenty angry. There are millions of other Americans who are the same way.

13 thoughts on “Professor Complains about College Students Interest in Shooting”

  1. In high school we had the trap and skeet club, and we stored our shotguns in our lockers! (early 70s). In college the ROTC people used the University’s indoor range so any student who wanted to learn to shoot, or blast a couple hundred rounds of government ammo could do so for free. This was in the early 80’s and I was surprised on how many women would show up each semester. As people would drop out over the semester the rounds were already requisitioned so it was nothing to blow off 500 rounds each session near the end of each semester.

  2. I long for the days when every High School (and College) can have a shooting range and shooting clubs. Of course good luck with bringing any of that back or at least making it a common national thing. It would require Bloomberg level money to even think about making that happen given all the legal fights that would be required.

    Even here in gun friendly Idaho the most urban County (Ada) no longer has shooting in it’s schools in the capital city Boise. But Boise High does have the remnants apparently of a basement shooting range for 22 rifles. I think it closed late 70’s/early 80’s. Not sure about any other schools across the state.

  3. “I’ve never in my life been so angry that I felt like I did not have control, and I’ve been plenty angry.”

    That is because you have entered somewhere the good Professor is afraid to venture: this silly thing called “adulthood.”

    1. +1 For all who know me, it should come of little surprise that my wife is a VERY strong willed person.

      One evening we had a particularly strong disagreement (with maybe some misunderstandings and poor word choices for added effect) and we were full-on red-faced screaming at each other.

      When the smoke cleared, we had resolved the issue, and I can’t even remember what this discussion was about.

      What I DO remember was I was carrying a gun at the time, and as hot-under-the collar I was, I never even once THOUGHT about that gun on me.

      Really didn’t occur to me until hours later when I was locking the gun in the safe and thought “Huh, according to the antis, I should be digging a grave for my wife in the backyard about now…”

      Of course the crass behavior I’ve been party to in the presence of anti-gunners, leads me to believe those who are prone to thinking gun control as a good thing, aren’t wired like you or I.

      Not all of them, of course, but I can’t help but thinking it’s a majority.

  4. The comments on the site were all critical of the discriminatory nature of the professors article . That is what is more important

    1. it didn’t take the chronicle long to shut down the remarks which were running 99 percent against the prof.

  5. I think her argument actually is a great insight into why anti gunners believe what they do. They have these feelings and believe that everybody has them, and that if there was a gun they’d just start shooting. And sure that does happen, but most people who own guns do not have those feelings of loss of control, and even if they did, they still wouldn’t use a gun out of anger. Most often gun violence is very deliberate, even if done out of anger. It’s not done on the moment, but after hours or days or weeks of contemplation.

  6. Well, the “progressive” prof is a bigot and probably a racist. Sadly the victim, er, student doesn’t recognize that her prof is an anti-gun bigot. Probably because she was raised by a loving family that included gunz in her upbringing. Thus, no irrational fear of gunz. This prof should be off flipping burgers instead of being able to ruin peoples lives because of her “feelings”.

  7. Last year at some point, Sarah said she was applying to a teacher-credential program and asked me for a recommendation.

    Here’s the real issue — the professor is a gatekeeper for the educational establishment. She may even be part of the education college with a K-12 background.

    The educational establishment is pretty liberal. The establishment has a vested interest in keeping the new generation of teachers liberal, because in part the union is a parasite on the taxpayer feeding money directly to the Democratic Party machine.

    The professor can’t say “I don’t want this moderate or conservative leaning young lady to enter the teaching profession, which could lead to young people not being properly indoctrinated and a chiseling away of financial and political support for the Left.” Coming out openly with such bias is still somewhat frowned upon. But “the feelz about safety!” are still a good reason.


    Our college’s “shelter-in-place” drills — in which whole buildings practice for an active-shooter situation — have not made me feel safe. I also did not feel safe during a visit to the campus police station where I was offered a free gun-safety lock… Students could legally come to the campus armed until recently, when our legislature banned weapons from all state university campuses…

    What more does this lady want? A metal detector and security guard (unarmed) with a hidden armed Super Police Ninja Robot lurking in wait (hidden, so she doesn’t have to see an icky gun) at the entrance to her classroom?

  8. Assuming the details of the story were accurate, the teacher works at a California campus located inland some distance from the coast zone. A few of the inland Counties have reasonable Sheriffs who don’t use the ‘good cause’ requirement of the concealed carry law as an excuse for prohibition.

    The teacher certainly lives in the right State for her, as her fellow anti-gun hysterics in the California government are ever busy putting the screws to the gun owners who have the misfortune to still live here. As she noted, California recently banned concealed carry on all College campuses.

    What really burns me is how passive-aggressivly hostile the teacher is. She wants to use her power to screw over her gun-loving student, but is afraid of suffering any consequences.

    Damn that teacher for her self-righteous petty tyranny and her abuse of the public trust.

  9. The professor should not allow her personal biases to interfere with making an objective recommendation for a student who exhibits the skills necessary to perform the job. If she can’t do that, she should not be in a position where she can make recommendations which impacts a student’s future.

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