Oklahoma is about as gun-friendly a state as one can find in these not-so-United States. It is exceeded only, perhaps, by Alabama, whose recent passage of a “guns everywhere” law sent leftists all across America pissing and squealing.
However, Oklahoma bans concealed carry on college campuses. To correct this glaring deficiency, Republican Senator Ralph Shortey, and Republican Representative John Enns have introduced legislation aimed at allowing state college students to practice their Second Amendment rights by carrying firearms.
But officials at Oklahoma’s two universities, the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, are apoplectic. Shortey and Enns are facing frantic – but ultimately ineffectual – resistance to their proposed law.
David L. Boren, who heads the U of O, had this to say:
“Placing guns on campus, except in the hands of highly trained law enforcement officers and professionals, would be a serious mistake and would lead only to tragic results.”
At the same time, OSU president Don Betz whined, “What problem are they trying to solve? We don’t need more people on campus with guns.”
Methinks the deans doth protest too much – so much so that you wonder why. Their hysteria goes far beyond nebulous, misplaced worries over Wild West-style gunfights on the quad.
It turns out that their vehement objections seem to be rooted in ideology, rather than logic.
Boren is a lifelong
communist Democrat who served as Oklahoma governor from 1975 to 1979, then leveraged this position to win a seat in the U.S. Senate, which he held from 1979 to 1994. As a Senator, he was an enthusiastic supporter of President Bill “BeelzeBubba” Clinton’s wrongheaded and Draconian Assault Weapon Ban.
He was also a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he twisted arms … er, “helped build consensus” for regime change in South Africa, resulting in his personal friend, that murderous fiend Nelson Mandela, being freed from prison and catapulted into the driver’s seat of that troubled nation.
Just ask the white South Africans – the ones who haven’t been hacked to death, en masse, by communist black militants – what a swell guy Mandela was.
Of course Boren is awed by Barack Hussein Obama. His lickspittle devotion earned him a cushy side job on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Ka-ching!
Finally, he’s pals with Michael Bloomberg, and was reportedly considering a third-party run for the White House with this über-leftist in 2007, before über-über-über leftist Obama stole the show – along with our rights, our money, and our national dignity.
Golly. No wonder Boren is shitting wolverines at the thought of personal firearms being legally carried at his
indoctrination center school. When you’re that far to the left, you react to anything even roughly shaped like a gun in the same way Dracula reacts to a crucifix.
Betz’ schtick is a little harder to unravel, and requires a great deal of dreary academic reading, not to mention a great many shots of tequila, to get to the bottom of.
We learn that Betz is a lifelong proponent of Peace In The Middle East. And really, aren’t we all?
But Betz’ prescription seems, on balance, for the Israelis to stop picking on Hamas and other radical Muslim terrorist organizations – an odd thing, coming from Betz, who is himself a Jew.
But as a liberal American Jew, Betz has no problem serving as an occasional keynote speaker to the Oklahoma branch of the Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR), which gives Hamas moral and financial support in its mission to launch as many rockets into Israel as it can get its grubby, bloodstained little mitts on.
During his career, Betz has focused furious intellectual effort on “understanding” Hamas and similar organizations who in turn grin crookedly, shrug and flatly state they exist mainly to kill as many Jews as possible.
Understanding groups like Hamas ain’t quantum physics – or at least, it shouldn’t be. Edjamacated professors like Betz, however, work tirelessly for decades to transform a simple issue – hatred of Jews by Hamas – into something as complex as a description of a Calabi-Yau manifold. Only a man with a degree in Political Science could accomplish such a feat.
A eleven-dimensional Calabi-Yau manifold (l) is difficult to understand; a Hamas terrorist (r) not so much. Academics like Dr. Don Betz have it all exactly bass-ackwards …
If only Israel “understood” Hamas, he says dreamily, hostilities would evaporate and the Middle East would be filled with lollipops, rainbows and unicorns.
Group hug, anyone?
It is no stretch to conclude that anyone – especially a Jew – who feels Israel has no right to defend itself from rocket attacks by terrorists would similarly conclude that students have no right to defend themselves from would-be rapists, robbers and murderers.
“What problem are they trying to solve?” Betz rhetorically asks of conservative efforts to allow CCW on campus.
Duh! Problems like the one that unarmed students at Virginia Tech faced when confronted with a homicidal lunatic named Seung-Hui Cho in 2007, ya stoopid egghead.
Unfortunately, American academia is chock-full of Koolaid drinkers like Boren and Betz. So introducing legally carried, defensive firearms into their little fiefdoms is never without a lot of erudite hand-wringing, boo-hooing, butthurt and snide remarks.
Thankfully, these lettered imbeciles are finding themselves crushed beneath the onrushing steamroller of gun rights lately. In Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin, and Alabama, the anti-gun weasels have already lost. Other states, such as Oklahoma, are soon to follow.
The Virgina Tech massacre in 2007 demonstrated clearly that unarmed students in gun-free colleges are easily imperiled by lone lunatics. It’s far better to have the ability to shoot back, than to have no other option than to meekly line up facing the blackboard, and tearfully wait for a bullet to the brain.