“All it takes is one good man with a gun….” – ‘When May I Shoot a Student’?

The Last Of The Millenniums

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‘Greg Hampikian is a professor of biology and criminal justice at Boise State University and a co-author of “Exit to Freedom.”

BOISE, Idaho — ‘TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature’:

‘In light of the bill permitting guns on our state’s college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state House of Representatives in the coming days, I have a matter of practical concern that I hope you can help with: When may I shoot a student’?

‘I am a biology professor, not a lawyer, and I had never considered bringing a gun to work until now. But since many of my students are likely to be armed, I thought it would be a good idea to even the playing field’.

‘I have had encounters with disgruntled students over the years, some of whom seemed quite upset, but I always assumed that when they…

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Posted on 05/09/2014, in Conceal Carry & SYG and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. This has been on my mind. It’s only a matter of time. And no matter how many are killed, there will still be those opposed to any sort of ‘gun control’. Including laws that say we can’t have guns in our schools.

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    • Good morning, Mindyme.
      With all the killings in colleges, they are among the last places where guns should be approved to carry.

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  2. Many thanks for the reblog.
    While this was somewhat done in jest…it is a very real and growing concern as gun nuts spurred on by the IRA and Conservatives, push guns into mainstream society and attempting to make the use of guns as solutions commonplace.

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  3. The Big Bang Bucket is my fun thread. Reblog away and again many thanks.

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  4. I would like to share some of the comments I found under the NY Times article when I clicked its link at the end of fatherkane’s “TheLastoftheMilleniums” post.

    Here they are:

    Andy, Canada

    “This is a refreshing change from the usual form of debate on this issue. 

”The fact is that much of what the NRA presents as argument for their cause is truly laughable, as is the conduct of pro-gun legislatures. It is incredible that the city police chief had no voice in the legislative deliberations while the NRA had 40 minutes. This fact alone neatly bridges the narrow gap between absurdity and hilarity.

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    “Ridicule and satire have their place in political discourse and Prof. Hampikian’s essay is right on target.”

    PAS Illinois

    “Military training provided me with excellent weapons training but also left me with little faith in civilians running around with loaded guns.

    “Our politicians have lost their minds and forgotten that their main charge is to protect citizens not only from our selves but from greedy interests.

    “There is only one way to reduce gun violence in this country and that is through deescalation.”

    Lisa W

    “I have a daughter heading to college in a few years, and I’m starting a list of states whose legislatures are stupid enough to encourage gun violence on college campuses.

    “Colleges in those states are no longer worth applying to.



    “All credible studies show a direct correlation between the presence of guns and the incidence of deadly violence.

    “If your frat brother gets drunk and angry, he can punch you in the face. Give him a knife, and he can try to stab you, but you may be able to outrun him. Give him a gun, and you’re dead. The math is painfully simple. Unfortunately, so are these lawmakers.”

    onlooker Idaho

    “As a professor at Boise State, not a lawyer, I find the Idaho Legislature’s unethical refusal to hear testimony from police, university presidents, and other stakeholders in this law completely corrupt.

    “It is interesting that the funding of education has suffered draconian cuts over the years, which does keep the population rather unreflective; still, declaring open season on educators is a new low.”

    ckciii San Diego

    “Seriously, does the Idaho State Legislature have nothing better to do? Like get the economy moving? I’m an Idaho native and have a cousin who’s a BSU undergrad. I love him, but trust me, the world is a better place without him lugging a Glock 9mm around in his backpack.

    “And the notion that a kid with a gun could prevent something like Newtown or Va. Tech is unsubstantiated, unresearched nonsense. A 2008 Rand Corporation study analyzed NYC data on police shootings. It showed that highly trained police officers are accurate in hitting the person they’re aiming at 30% of the time. And if they’re being shot at, accuracy drops to 18%. Ergo, if you had a couple students firing back at a school shooter (assuming they could dig through their backpacks and find their guns in the panic and chaos) they’d likely injure or kill one or more classmates by accident. And since it’s doubtful they’ve trained with their weapon as much as a police officer, they’d do well to hit a shooter one-out-of-ten shots.

    “Sadly, Congress in its infinite wisdom has defunded virtually all research into the gun violence epidemic by the NIH and the CDC. Our country badly needs research into what really works and what doesn’t to stem such violence. Perhaps then we as a society wouldn’t be so susceptible to lawmakers who sit around saying, “If only we could send kids to school with guns. What could possibly go wrong?”

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    • Legislatures are not listening to their constituents. The below video is from 2011. The speaker is the Chair for the Univ. of Texas history department. He is very credible and one thing that he points out is the difficulty to recruit and hire qualified staff if conceal guns are allowed on campuses.

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      • There was a video demonstrating his point. Wish I could find it.

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        • Yahtzee,
          I remember and was looking for it too. I embedded it on Leatherman’s blog back in late 2012 so it’s no longer in my youtube history. If I can remember the search terms I used to find it then, I might be able to find it again.

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        • I just found it:

          “The controlled study documented in these videos show that concealed carry permit holders are fooling themselves if they think they will be able to react effectively to armed aggressors. Most CCW holders won’t even be able to un-holster their gun. They will more likely be killed themselves or kill innocent bystanders than stop the aggressor.

          “For more details, see
          “Unintended Consequences: Pro-Handgun Experts Prove That Handguns Are a Dangerous Choice for Self-Defense.”
          http://www.vpc.org/studies/unincont.htm

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          • I saw this I believe here last year. Having experience just in combat style target practice, paintball with very accurate markers, and having been shot at once in real life, I can say this is very accurate.

            Most people in a situation where self defense with any weapon happens, it is a fact that the average person takes 3 + seconds to even process the image and make a move of any kind.

            It’s also a fact that even in most police shootouts as many as 30 shots are exchanged and seldom is either party hit at any range more than 30 or so feet.

            When I used to go the range to practice, and my dad was a championship caliber shooter and taught me everything he knew, the accuracy % drops by well over 60 % from “take your time, aim…..carefully and slowly pull the trigger” to a “Holy shit, (draw, spray and pray) it’s a combat / self defense, me or him” situation.

            My thoughts on gun control. If there’s a gun in the room….I’ll be in control of it, that way I know it’s locked away.

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  5. It’s a shame that smoking in the boys room morphs into reloading in the boys room. The last place anyone needs a gun is school, ya know, with all those kids and all.

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    • ” It’s a shame that smoking in the boys room morphs into reloading in the boys room.”

      Great way to put it, Racer!

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  6. Thanks for posting his blog.very witty!
    I think insurance companies will refuse to rewrite their policy and this will be their safety net…so funders and college funding is big business now, can say well, it was fine with us but those pesky insurance companies threw a wrench into it.

    Texas now allows open carry so everyone can feel so much safer with young men and their oh so cool bazookas tossed over their shoulders. 😦

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  7. I want to add what may begin the dial back….allowing guns on campuses may just do it. Whom attends college? Mostly wealthy kids or kids with wealthy parents ( GI bill no longer active). So, if insurance companies don’t throw water on this, a parent losing a kid and not being accustomed to this horror may begin to pressure their state legislatures to retract it.

    Nothing else is, folks. I’ve said this before NRA is our biggest lobby. If you even think of putting anything in their way, they will crush you out of office. They get every law passed and that is the reason they moved to wacko laws like extreme SYG ( cause actually Castle doctrine is old law and makes total sense). SYG wasn’t introduced until 2005 and now 49/50 states have a version.

    Since those were enacted, NRA lobby asks for and successfully receives any and all expansions on SYG. Nothing improved after New town. Nothing from Pres. but a lecture. They have big big big bucks and the means to remove any legislature x10 due to SC
    Ruling “corporations ARE People” and CPACs.

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    • Just to add warning to the dangerous power of the NRA and the gun and military arms manufacturing industry, let’s look back at President Eisenhower’s grave warning to our country:

      “Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex.”

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  8. I posted the original article this came from on my FB site and got the usual “liberalism is a mental disorder” and “Liberals want only government and police to have guns” and “this is a joke, right” response one would expect. Sigh.

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  9. yeseventhistoowillpass

    Wonderful… Guns in classrooms… What’s next? Books at firing ranges…

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  10. “Hidden Camera Experiment: Young Kids Drawn to Guns”
    Parents are shocked to see how their kids react to finding a gun in an unattended classroom.”

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/hidden-camera-experiment-children-drawn-guns-found-classroom-22258370

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  11. Watch what happens when a band plays for cows.
    For you dear Xena and warriors. Step away from the ugliness into joy.
    http://blog.petflow.com/they-pulled-over-and-started-playing-for-the-cows-i-cant-believe-what-happened-next/

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  12. /large

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  13. Frances Robles says Taffe is opening up about jury.
    Remember her, she was the reporter who was not in love with tubs.
    Sweet Jesus! 😉

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  14. Wonder where Xena is? This will bust open all the corruption and maybe even force the DOJ to act. But at least, the SPD hand and maybe Angela Corey’s office.
    Frances Roble has posted much more on her twitter account.@francesrobble

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    • Hehehe. I’m working on an article to blog about Frank the Tank’s change of mind. Also working on another article exposing the plans of David Piercy misrepresenting that Word Press has taken this blog down.

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  15. Sad thing is, I used to live in Idaho and by posting his letter, this professor has no doubt opened himself up to a lot of hostility. Idaho is quite the red state and most people there are not friendly to any non-conservative point of view. Kudos to him for his bravery.

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    • eurobrat,
      I hope the professor doesn’t receive negative repercussions. A good thing about having such a career is that there are other colleges he can work for — even leave the state if necessary — but not to Texas.

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