67GT390FB wrote:This article was generally less reflexively anti than most from the MSM, but we've come to expect liberal drivel from Larry Hincker, and he doesn't dissapoint this time either. The above gem is a classic example of liberalogic, a bizarre form of logic in which feelings trump facts and hysteria replaces dispassionate reason.
"We don't believe that guns have any place in the classroom," Hincker said. "We've experienced far more of guns in the classroom than any university should have to endure."
If students brought their asthma medications to class, one could imagine Hincker retorting, "We don't believe medications have any place in a classroom. We've experienced far more of drug abuse in the classroom than blah, blah blah..." Folks like Hincker typically conflate the good with the bad, the evil with the virtuous because their personal biases and feeling states overwhelm their abilities to think clearly. People in the 19th century said the time to get back on a horse was right after he's thrown you, recognizing that the longer one has to worry about a potential circumstance, the more unreasonable one's fears become, until they transform into a true phobia. Methinks Larry has landed on his head once to often, and is probably beyond recovery.
The LEO comments are only a bit less silly. After all the talk of "potentials" for various bad outcomes, there is no talk of the potential for good outcomes, and curiously NO further discussion of Utah's real world experience with "guns in the classroom". I suspect it has become a non-issue in Utah for lack of any bad outcomes, but the anti-gun agenda of most media and academic types makes it very difficult for them to point this inconvenient fact out.
Anyway, keep up the good work, Andrew!