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Campus police lockdown university for 3-hours after administrators mistake umbrella for rifle
Campus Reform ^ | April 16, 2013 | By Josiah Ryan

Posted on 04/18/2013 3:02:32 AM PDT by Islander7

Police at a public university locked down the campus for three-hours on Tuesday after school administrators misidentified a student’s umbrella as a rifle.

“I had a bunch of automatic weapons pointed at me,” North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) economics professor Jeffrey Edwards, told The Winston-Salem Journal following the lockdown on Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreform.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; guns; northcarolina; secondamendment
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The resulting lockdown lasted for three hours and eventually spread to nearby Guilford County Schools, including four high schools, two middle schools, and two elementary schools.
1 posted on 04/18/2013 3:02:33 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7
So we need a law that no one can carry any object that can be confused with a rifle ... sarc/
2 posted on 04/18/2013 3:06:12 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Islander7

Sounds like those ivory towered school administrators need to get out more and actually learn what a rifle looks like, maybe touch one and even maybe fire one (in the right direction of course.) For people who are supposed to be so smart, they appear as dumb as bag of hammers, so to speak.


3 posted on 04/18/2013 3:08:49 AM PDT by john drake
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To: Islander7
Must have been one of these...


4 posted on 04/18/2013 3:10:50 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Islander7

Assault Umbrella (With high-capacity magazine) ban.

For the children.


5 posted on 04/18/2013 3:11:57 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Islander7

Anyone scared by watching Mary Poppins needs a nice soft padded room to call home.

6 posted on 04/18/2013 3:12:41 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Fresh Wind

That looks scary!

/morons everywhere


7 posted on 04/18/2013 3:13:45 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Islander7

Fire the a$$hole...


8 posted on 04/18/2013 3:14:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Pollster1
Liberals do seem to have problems with umbrellas...


9 posted on 04/18/2013 3:15:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Islander7
lib-gun2
10 posted on 04/18/2013 3:15:24 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Their hoplophobia is simultaneously comical and revolting.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 3:25:23 AM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Islander7

America is/has gone to Hell in a hand-basket.
Obumbo and his fellow Commies are winning, and they love it.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 3:26:59 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Islander7

A nation of wimps.


13 posted on 04/18/2013 3:30:15 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Islander7

Police are searching for a number of bumbershooters. Flim at 11


14 posted on 04/18/2013 3:32:58 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Islander7

Fear makes the wolf (umbrella) bigger than it is.


15 posted on 04/18/2013 3:35:00 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Islander7
In the right hands, an umbrella can be a deadly weapon.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 3:36:27 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Islander7
Terrorists at funeral of one of their own promise to retaliate while brandishing their weapons.


17 posted on 04/18/2013 3:54:50 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Police are searching for a number of bumbershooters. Flim at 11

Campus authorities issue stern warning, "If you see these men run away, run away!"


18 posted on 04/18/2013 3:58:45 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: AlexW

The worm has turned... but it will take decades to turn it all around... if that is possible... but we are winning key battles. Never give up hope... the REAL America is worth it.

LLS


19 posted on 04/18/2013 4:03:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Islander7

An economics professor once said, “You can line up all the economists in the world and not reach an agreement.”

Yeah, that was unexpected. ;-)


20 posted on 04/18/2013 4:07:08 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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