Skip to comments.Missouri State Considers Banning Nerf Guns After Campus Lockdown
Posted on 12/16/2013 3:05:17 PM PST by servo1969
Missouri State University officials are discussing whether to ban nerf guns after a professor confused the toy for a real gun.
CBS Local reported:
Missouri State University officials are discussing whether to limit or ban the use of Nerf guns used in a popular weeklong campus game.
About 500 people took part in Octobers Humans vs. Zombies game, in which players try to tag other people, who then become zombies. The humans can defend themselves by stunning the zombies with Nerf guns or balled-up socks.
During Octobers game, a professor called 911 and put a classroom on lockdown after thinking he saw a real gun. And the universitys safety and transportation department got several calls to its non-emergency number while the game was being played, The Springfield News-Leader reported.
The game is not played inside but it does go on at all hours of the day. The Nerf guns can sometimes look like real weapons, particularly in low-light, said Don Clark, director of the universitys Department of Safety and Transportation.
When we get that call, we have to make the initial assessment that it might be a real gun, he said.
Several colleges across the country have banned Nerf guns.
Can you spell o-v-e-r-r-e-a-c-t-i-o-n?
Would it not make more sense to ban, low intelligence, hysterical alarmists?
How about we just bann stupid,cowarsly professors ?
rather that educate about firearms, this institution of higher education acts like a child, banning toys...
I have been saying this for years.
forgot the /s for you LIV’s.
they should ban sock grenades and hand puppets too
Just make everyone wear mittens they can’t take off, problem solved.
What lib arts joke of a department was this idiot a “professor” in?
The Economics of Women’s Studies in Underwater Basket Weaving and Transgender Relations
Just hunt down all the zombies and make our campuses safer.
Should cut off everyone’s index finger because it too can be confused as the barrel of a concealed pistol in low light.
Besides, if it is loaded with a stiff rubber band you could take an eye out.
He’d already be wet before it was actually fired.
Instead of banning nerf guns how about firing a professor too stupid to tell the difference between a gun and a toy? Next time that profesor gets behind the wheel of a car someone should call the cops and say there is a guy driving a tank through campus. It would make just as much sense.
You have a beef with the liberal arts? In view of the fact that that is precisely the education specified for the possession and exercise of mature freedom — why?
You do know what the liberal arts are, right?
Young heads-full-of-mush pay money to attend ..... brilliant!
“How many high capacity glocks does this ak-47 clip take?”
-any liberal journOlist or professor