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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Higher Ed Gearing Up For Gun Battle

Late last evening, I received an email from a legislator who has been a very active supporter of 2nd Amendment rights.  His email included a forwarded email from a constituent who happens to work for one of our institutions of higher learning and it included a web link to a "poll" about campus concealed carry. 

It came from the OSU-OKC campus.  Pistol Pete would hang his head in shame...

As we have learned in the past from the Oklahoman and other anti-gun entities, they are amazingly adept at subtlety and changing the discussion in such a manner as to fool even some of the brightest.  And they have geared this poll to accomplish an established outcome. They are propagandists and they know it.  They ignore the statistics about campus rapes, they enable their ball players to get away with some of the most horrendous behaviors known to mankind, but they believe that the founding fathers of this country and the states that ratified the constitution were not "enlightened" enough to understand that the right to self-defense should include their campuses.

The single question poll has five choices:
Strongly Agree
Neither Agree or Disagree
Strongly Disagree

The question:
I would be in support of legislative efforts to legalize the ability for anyone (sic) carry guns on campuses across the state.

[Note:  Even higher ed propagandists in this case ignore proper grammar.]
This is one of the most intellectually dishonest poll questions I have ever seen - and remember, the goal of this is to arm the regents for higher ed with statistics from faculty when the legislation comes up.  How do I know this?  I have a copy of the email sent originally:
Dear Faculty,

The following is a short survey about legislation for weapons on campus. I understand we discussed this a while back when it was in legislation.

We have been asked to report our actual numbers to the Regents. If this bill becomes active again they would like to already have our response on hand.

Thank you for taking the time to respond, it is an important issue.

Please have this completed by Dec. 10th.

Now, back to the question on the poll:
1.  It would never be legal for "anyone" to carry on campus.  To purchase a handgun, federal law requires the individual to be 21 years of age.
2.  The premise of the question ignores the fact that it is a constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Joseph Goebbels
This will be one hell of a battle and much like the State Chamber (Fred "Video Fail" Morgan) and the Oklahoman have busted their collective humps to sway the newly elected Republican majorities to become increasingly moderate on constitutional issues, the higher education lobby will be working just as hard to change the debate, to misdirect and to clearly misinform about the issue of campus concealed carry.

To me, it seems as though the powers in higher education want our daughters to be raped and left defenseless.  Education in one form or another takes up almost half of our state expenditures.  It's time we bleed them dry until they allow men and women of legal age to exercise their right to keep and bear arms and protect themselves from the thugs who now know that our college campuses are free range areas for bad, bad people.

We're going to war on this one and the higher ed propaganda machine is well funded - much like the Nazi propagandists.  The difference, however, is that we're patriots who are willing to do just about whatever necessary to allow our fellow citizens the right our founding fathers intended for them.  And yes, even on college campuses.