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Old 03-02-2009, 12:08 AM
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Angry Loss of 1st Amendment: Professor calls cops on student who talks about 2nd Amendment

This is pretty astounding. Now I'll admit I've been out of college for a couple decades, but I could not even imagine my college allowing a professor to get away with calling the police over a student presentation.
Professor Called Police After Student Presentation

Posted by admin on 2/24/09 • Categorized as News
For CCSU student John Wahlberg, a class presentation on campus violence turned into a confrontation with the campus police due to a complaint by the professor.

On October 3, 2008, Wahlberg and two other classmates prepared to give an oral presentation for a Communication 140 class that was required to discuss a “relevant issue in the media”.

Wahlberg and his group chose to discuss school violence due to recent events such as the Virginia Tech shootings that occurred in 2007.

Shortly after his professor, Paula Anderson, filed a complaint with the CCSU Police against her student. During the presentation Wahlberg made the point that if students were permitted to conceal carry guns on campus, the violence could have been stopped earlier in many of these cases. He also touched on the controversial idea of free gun zones on college campuses.

That night at work, Wahlberg received a message stating that the campus police “requested his presence”. Upon entering the police station, the officers began to list off firearms that were registered under his name, and questioned him about where he kept them.
They told Wahlberg that they had received a complaint from his professor that his presentation was making students feel “scared and uncomfortable”.
“I was a bit nervous when I walked into the police station,” Wahlberg said, “but I felt a general sense of disbelief once the officer actually began to list the firearms registered in my name. I was never worried however, because as a law-abiding gun owner, I have a thorough understanding of state gun laws as well as unwavering safety practices.”

Professor Anderson refused to comment directly on the situation and deferred further comment.

“It is also my responsibility as a teacher to protect the well being of our students, and the campus community at all times,” she wrote in a statement submitted to The Recorder. “As such, when deemed necessary because of any perceived risks, I seek guidance and consultation from the Chair of my Department, the Dean and any relevant University officials.”

Wahlberg believes that her complaint was filed without good reason.

“I don’t think that Professor Anderson was justified in calling the CCSU police over a clearly nonthreatening matter. Although the topic of discussion may have made a few individuals uncomfortable, there was no need to label me as a threat,” Wahlberg said in response. “The actions of Professor Anderson made me so uncomfortable, that I didn’t attend several classes. The only appropriate action taken by the Professor was to excuse my absences.”

The university police were unavailable for comment.

“If you can’t talk about the Second Amendment, what happened to the First Amendment?” asked Sara Adler, president of the Riflery and Marksmanship club on campus. “After all, a university campus is a place for the free and open exchange of ideas.”

-Shauna Simeone, Asst. Opinion Editor
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Speaks pretty well to the general paranoia people are feeling.
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Default Re: Loss of 1st Amendment: Professor calls cops on student who talks about 2nd Amendm

The Jack Burton reply was simply astounding.
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Another idiot in the line that does not understand, one gun in the hands of a bad guy can damage or kill alot of people..........at the same time a gun in the hand of a good guy, can stop the aforementioned bad guy.........dead in his tracks. Having a no gun policy is simply telling the bad guys, there are no guns here...............do your thing with no danger of getting shot.
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Default Re: Loss of 1st Amendment: Professor calls cops on student who talks about 2nd Amendm

Our education system at work. If that had been my class, there would have been points off for not bringing examples of appropriate firearms to show the class.
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Default Re: Loss of 1st Amendment: Professor calls cops on student who talks about 2nd Amendm

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Our education system at work. If that had been my class, there would have been points off for not bringing examples of appropriate firearms to show the class.

Now thats funny, I don't care who you are!!

Sounds like the liberal minded professor stepped in it but good...
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