Getting fewer liberal professors--The Texas Method

Brandon Morse:
If you told me that in order to make our Universities less of a progressive leftist brainwashing center, the answer would be “guns,” I would have told you that violence would only hurt our cause, then walk away from you rather quickly.

But it turns out that guns are exactly the answer, but not nearly in the way you’d initially take the meaning.

According to the L.A. Times, two professors at the University of Texas have already resigned due to the fact that Texas passed its campus carry laws. One in particular, Daniel Hamermesh, said he was afraid that “a disgruntled student with a gun would ‘lose it,’ pull out the gun and shoot the instructor.”

“With 500 students in my class, this did not seem impossible,” he added.

The idea that one of the millions of college students in the US would suddenly get the urge to start throwing lead around is statistically absurd, and it’s been proven repeatedly that barring guns from an area doesn’t stop them from being used on people when they do. I’m not sure how many campus shootings need to occur before gun-control advocates accept the fact that the “good guy with the gun” concept is a proven method of stopping criminals in their tracks, and gun-free zones just don’t. If you want to stop a campus shooter, then make sure others on campus can shoot back.

According to UT in Austin, less than 1% of students have concealed carry licenses, and at 50,000 students that would put the campus carriers somewhere around 500 students. If the statistics of guns vs crime are any indication that carrying coincides with safety, then Hamermesh would have been lucky to have a few in his class.
Add to those statistics the number of people with concealed carry who commit gun crimes is so infinitesimal as to be nonexistent, you can make a good case for irrational fear on the part of liberal professors.  There is a better argument that gun free zones make a campus less safe because mass murderers don't follow the law to begin with, they only disarm the innocent.

The only way for a gun free zone to work would be to have checkpoints like in a government building or airport that scanned everyone who entered the space.  That is totally impractical on a campus as large as UT in Austin.  It would require building a tall wall around the campus and having armed guards screen those entering at various gates.  We know that liberals also hate fences at least on the border.


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