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CU-Boulder faculty chairman says he'll cancel his classes if students carry guns
Boulder Camera ^ | 21 Aug 2012 | Brittany Anas

Posted on 08/21/2012 4:15:45 PM PDT by real saxophonist

The state Supreme Court has made it clear that the University of Colorado can't stop students with concealed-carry permits from bringing their guns to campus. But the chairman of the Boulder Faculty Assembly says if he ever discovers that any of his students are armed, class is over.

CU physics professor Jerry Peterson -- speaking for himself Monday, not the faculty group he leads -- said he wants his students to feel safe to engage in classroom discussions that could be controversial.

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1 posted on 08/21/2012 4:15:53 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: real saxophonist

Jerry Peterson needs a new job.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 4:19:08 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: real saxophonist
CU physics professor Jerry Peterson

Well, Dr. Jerry, let's get something straight here. You're paid to teach a class and teach you will. Refusing to teach the class -- simply because you oppose the Second Amendment rights of some students -- is not an acceptable option. Do so and you will be fired.

Get it?

3 posted on 08/21/2012 4:19:24 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: real saxophonist

Fire his ass then. I love how the left loves the law...until it doesn’t. Take down a cross in the middle of the desert because it may offend a vulture, fine....but follow the law when it comes to this, no thanks.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 4:19:28 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: real saxophonist

Jerry Peterson

University of Colorado
Department of Physics
UCB 390
Boulder, CO 80309-0390

Tel: 303-492-1686
Fax: 303-492-3352
jerry.peterson@colorado.edu


5 posted on 08/21/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: real saxophonist

I would carry every single day... surreptitiously snapping pics of my properly holstered firearm printing. At the end of the term, after I get my grades, I’d email this ahole. Bonus if you manage to get the prof in the pic with the gun.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 4:20:28 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: real saxophonist

Gun free zone = SOFT TARGET


7 posted on 08/21/2012 4:22:44 PM PDT by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: real saxophonist

Jerry,
What part of “conceal” don’t you understand?

You can ask and demand all you want, but nobody is obligated to answer your question.

Or, are you just looking for an excuse to frisk your students?


8 posted on 08/21/2012 4:23:01 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: real saxophonist

Well, bye.

9 posted on 08/21/2012 4:23:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: real saxophonist

I wished I could cancel my university classes back then when all my teachers were liberals..


10 posted on 08/21/2012 4:23:39 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: real saxophonist

Would he also fear some steroid freakazoid, because both are relatively unstoppable in the right environment.

But, at least, if a smaller weaker person has a gun, he can also stop another armed individual.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 4:24:29 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: real saxophonist
CU physics professor Jerry Peterson -- speaking for himself Monday, not the faculty group he leads -- said he wants his students to feel safe to engage in classroom discussions that could be controversial.

A scary idiot creating new idiot victims
Proof that even intelligent "professors" can be devoid of judgement and common sense.

No word of what he'll do if a criminal, unlikely to have any permits of any kind, is discovered to have a firearm.

My guess is die.... which is fine with me so long as no one else dies. Great of him to make the decision for all his students!

12 posted on 08/21/2012 4:25:33 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: real saxophonist

The professor is just trying to cause trouble. If a Concealed Carry student had a gun at Virginia Tech Un., CSU, etc., maybe dozens of student and faculty would still be alive.

I’m sure that Peterson is going to protect his students from an armed threat by barring the assailant from his classroom, with words.

At VTU, a Holocaust survivor professor held his classroom door closed long enough to permit his students to escape out the window, before he was shot down in cold blood.

Peterson will never match the personal courage of this murdered professor. He’s a bad joke who may get his students killed by his stupidity.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 4:26:28 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: real saxophonist

I think its a good thing. It will give him time to look for a real job.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 4:26:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: real saxophonist

The students will be better off if Jerry Peterson stays home forever and spends his time beating his wife/boyfriend and choking his chicken instead of spouting his liberal B/S.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 4:27:33 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: IronJack

You bring up a good point.

What would be so controversial in physics that somebody would lose their cool?

It seems this professor goes beyond his stated mandate of what he has been hired to teach. That seems to give cause as to why he should be fired.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 4:28:34 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: real saxophonist

I’m cool with that.

They are probably better off without this a-wipe taching anyway.

I hope he is a man of his word.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 4:29:08 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: real saxophonist

I’m cool with that.

They are probably better off without this a-wipe teaching anyway.

I hope he is a man of his word.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 4:29:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: real saxophonist
Don't let the door hit you in your sorry ass on your way out! Better still, stay in class with an unarmed student body and get your ass blown away the next time some nutcase walks into your classroom!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 08/21/2012 4:30:46 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Jonty30
"String theory is obsolete."

"You take that back!"

"Yeah, and Bucky Balls are really squares."

"You low down varmint! Take that..." BANG BANG BANG

20 posted on 08/21/2012 4:33:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: real saxophonist
i guess the whole concept of concealed is lost on this pinhead...
21 posted on 08/21/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Some guy comes in blasting away with an AK47 - student with a CWP jumps up and shoots the guy, wounding him. Causes said gunman to drop his weapon whereupon students subdue him. Student hero expelled from prof’s class. That the way liberals work.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 4:41:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: real saxophonist
I wonder, seriously, what "physics" this guy is teaching if he has students discuss "controversial subjects," in his classroom.

The Ontology of Quantum Mechanics

Inspired by True Events.
In one Universe, anyway.

Clem: "The Copenhagen School? Seriously? You better smile when you say that around here."

Billy Bob: "Oh yeah? Many Worlds? Gimme a break. Even Feynman didn't take the Path Integral all that seriously -- and he invented it!"

Clem: "Out in the Quad at Noon, lightweight."

Billy Bob: "Why wait? This is Colorado, Nancyboy. Go fer yer guns."

Clem: "Take that!" <Bang! Bang!> "And the same goes for any non-local hidden variable theorists in the crowd. Just ask yourselves one question: Has Bell's Theorem really been verified experimentally, or is Quantum Entanglement just an artifact?" Looking around, "Well Punks, do you feel lucky? Do Ya!?"

[He's probably teaching Phy Sci, or some other puke survey class accessible to Al Gore. Besides, real Physicists duel with particle beam weapons.]

23 posted on 08/21/2012 4:46:26 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Time to saddle up the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Gang...)
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To: TigersEye

If somebody is so involved in high-end Physics that they would get upset at some of the subtleties of esoteric subjects, I’d be more concerned that they have accidentally pointed the gun into themselves than having it pointed out towards anybody.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 4:46:42 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SkyDancer
Sie haben den Nagel auf den Kopf geschlagen!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

25 posted on 08/21/2012 4:47:09 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: TigersEye

Boulderites are such wusses. They’re either stoned, stupid or both in that town. There are signs everywhere telling you to yield, turn, don’t turn, watch for bikes, pedestrians, dogs, errant ciggie butts, low hanging branches and awnings.

Whenever I go there, it’s like losing half your IQ.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 4:49:19 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Jonty30; TigersEye
What would be so controversial in physics that somebody would lose their cool?

The hell you say.

This is discussed in both posts #20 and #23.

Thank God Wolfgang Pauli didn't pack heat.

27 posted on 08/21/2012 4:50:29 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Time to saddle up the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Gang...)
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To: real saxophonist
Someone should walk in packing every single day and sit in the front row with a big smile and then look completely crestfallen and confused when the class is cancelled.

Rinse, lather, repeat every day throughout the entire semester.

Have someone else do this for all the teachers other classes as well.

Let chaos ensue.

28 posted on 08/21/2012 4:52:48 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: GRRRRR

I live about 30 miles from Boulder. Haven’t been there in about 20 years. Can’t afford the IQ loss or risk the fine for being a white male who prefers women.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 5:00:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Jonty30
"What would be so controversial in physics that somebody would lose their cool?"

Well, since you asked...:-)

Tycho Brahe

From Wiki:

"While studying at University of Rostock in Germany, on 29 December 1566 Tycho lost part of his nose in a sword duel against fellow Danish nobleman (and his third cousin), Manderup Parsberg.[12][13] Tycho had earlier quarrelled with Parsbjerg over the legitimacy of a mathematic formula, at a wedding dance at professor Lucas Bachmeister's house on the 10th, and again on the 27th. Since neither had the resources to prove the other wrong, they ended up resolving the issue with a duel.[14] The duel two days later (in the dark) resulted in Tycho losing the bridge of his nose."

30 posted on 08/21/2012 5:03:39 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: real saxophonist
So if every student carried to his class - and they did it properly (skillfully, I should say) - then dickhead would never know unless he patted down his class every day.

Then they'd have a sexual harassment charge to pin on him!

31 posted on 08/21/2012 5:04:34 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: FredZarguna

"If I see a man wearing a particle wave sash I shoot the man wearing it!"

32 posted on 08/21/2012 5:06:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Malsua

Keep following the UVA model. A safe place for crimminals and crazy people usually has the exected consequences.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 5:08:04 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Natürlich Sir. Das ist die Art und Weise es geschieht. LOL


34 posted on 08/21/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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35 posted on 08/21/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: real saxophonist

Hmmm....wonder what this professor is saying that would make him so fearful of students exercising their Second Amendment rights? He may be one of the dedicated Marxists that thrive in our universities, who think it’s mandatory that they insult Christian and conservative students. Knowing they are armed makes him nervous.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 5:22:07 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Joe 6-pack

Galileo also had issues with the Pope over physics. Galois was more of a mathematician than a physicist, and his duel was political so it doesn’t count. The near duel between advocates of Marie Curie and Paul Langevin was actually over prestige as physicists but that had degenerated into rumors before the challenge. All in all, physicists seem to be quite willing to put their lives on the line over a question of honor or of astrophysics. Still, a physics professor should stick to the subject matter, at least in the classroom. This professor especially is not good enough at physics to have any business expressing or permitting personal opinions on science in front of students.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 5:24:37 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SkyDancer
Ausgezeichnet, meine Dame!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

38 posted on 08/21/2012 5:43:18 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: MeganC
Jerry Peterson needs a new job.

Ghostwriter for Lester Maddox?


39 posted on 08/21/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: real saxophonist
The perfesser is projecting his own violent tendencies onto others.

He should be removed from the classroom immediately.

For the children.

40 posted on 08/21/2012 5:46:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: MeganC
Jerry Peterson

University of Colorado
Department of Physics
UCB 390
Boulder, CO 80309-0390

Tel: 303-492-1686
Fax: 303-492-3352
jerry.peterson@colorado.edu

It appears he's one of the *global warming* fanatic fruitcakes, too. Figures.



41 posted on 08/21/2012 5:49:42 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: TigersEye
"If I see a man wearing a particle wave sash I shoot the man wearing it!"

Probable/possible my black hen
She lays her eggs in the relative when
She doesn't lay eggs in the definite now
Because she's unable to postulate how.

42 posted on 08/21/2012 5:52:33 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: Chode
i guess the whole concept of concealed is lost on this pinhead...

Pretty much.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 5:56:30 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Danke lieber Herr. Ich errötete.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 6:09:42 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: real saxophonist

“He said that in a crisis, citizens with guns could add to the chaos and complicate the police response.”

I hear this nonsense repeated by useful idiots all the time.

Every year, there are countless instances of guns legitimately used for self defense. The estimates range from several hundred thousand up to 3 MILLION incidents in the USA every year. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2910899/posts

Can anyone name a SINGLE incident where the above statement was true?


45 posted on 08/21/2012 6:11:11 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: ConorMacNessa
Or, in my language: Hungarian

Köszönöm fajta úr. ÉN elpirulás.

46 posted on 08/21/2012 6:12:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: archy
sweet...
47 posted on 08/21/2012 6:24:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SkyDancer
LOL! You've got me there, Sky! The only thing I know about Hungarian culture is Tokaji Aszu - the more puttonyas the better. :)



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

48 posted on 08/21/2012 7:02:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

You want a Tokay that’s a nine or better.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 7:11:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: real saxophonist

The sight of a gun makes Jerry pee his pants.


50 posted on 08/21/2012 7:14:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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