Skip to comments.Campus Newspaper Raffles AK-47
Posted on 02/28/2006 8:15:57 PM PST by Flavius
Alison Storm News Channel 7 Wednesday, February 22, 2006
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His goal in life? Run the White House. Andrew Davis' goal for the week? Raise money for the newspaper he edits. "I just did a large expose on parking services." It's a conservative paper on Clemson's campus, pages known as delicious, conservative brain-food. "We make no qualms about being very biased of the right wing," he says. To help pay for printing costs, 20-year-old Andrew organized a raffle for a rifle: an AK-47. "We're hoping with this event to show people the AK-47 is no more dangerous than a knife or a car," he says.
Stashed in the basement of Clemson's library among thousands of books, on page 138 is Andrew's motivation. "The Second Amendment is one of our least appreciated that we have and probably the one that is most attacked. We hope this event will raise awareness for the Second Amendment," says Andrew. Not everyone on campus is pleased with the paper's idea. Andrew says he's heard from a faculty member and a student who plan to protest.
But he has found support from campus leaders. "The reaction from the administration has not been one to shut these people down but to let students exercise these rights," says Andrew. And that's a lesson this student hopes to take all the way to the White House. Raffle tickets go on sale February 27th through March 2nd. Organizers plan to offer them on campus near the main library from 9am until 3pm for a $5 donation. For more information you can e-mail Andrew at email@example.com
I know, I've been there and after classes I went immediately to the skeet range.
"Damn you analoge signals" Huh?
It really is great fun and there's nothing like it for working off some stress.
Personally I think this is a neat idea this kid came up with. It harms noone. It'll raise a nice pile of cash for him. I intend to purchase a few of his tickets myself. Believe it or not my collection lacks an AK variant of any kind.
I look at it this way. While his little gun raffle may not directly contribute to his education, the money he raises certainly will. Either that or it will keep him in cheap beer for half a semester at least.
Cheers right back at you.
I've been here for two years and I have the scars to prove it.
So Dec31,1999 when do I get my wings?
"BTW do you have any higher ambitions in life?"
Yes I do and one is to rid the world of liberal panty-waste little gun-fearing pu$$ies like you.
"....when do I get my wings?"
Sounds like you already have them since I don't think your feet ever touch the ground.
Does your mommy know you're up so late?
"Bulls**t. I had several guns in my dorm at Dartmouth, and shot them in the deep woods behind."
I used to keep a 20 gauge shotgun in my dorm room. Would go squirrel or rabbit hunting every week there wasn't a football or basketball game. Nobody ever felt "scared" and it was clearly stuck in a closet. Room inspections never made a fuss over it either.
No my mommy is dead and she was twice the man that you are.
Let me know when you get tired of being Bi***slapped
Besides, If I pick up ten or so tickets I just might end up with a new AK and that would be a good thing. I guess that makes it interesting to me.
Now if he were auctioning off the collected works of Marx and Engels he would most likely be the toast of every Poli-Sci professor on the campus and be lauded as a true progressive thinker.
If nothing else the kids got balls and that's a quality always to be admired in my book.
Oh well, back to stuffing envelopes. We're hosting a Severe Weather Spotters Workshop in two weeks and we need to get the confirmations in the mail in the next day or so.
Since this shift is usually the most quiet (crap now something will catch on fire for sure) guess who drew the duty to stuff 275 envelopes. That's right...yours truly.
Ahh the exciting world of professional emergency management. Never a dull moment.
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."
~Sigmund Freud, "General Introduction to Psychoanalysis"
"We're hosting a Severe Weather Spotters Workshop"
You've got my ears up. What's with that. Details please and don'tbe a tease.
Sounds like you're having a Midol moment. Sorry to hear about your Mom. A bitch slap from a sissy-boob like you (that's never even 'fired a gun') would feel like a light breeze against my cheek. Try your fist, if you know how to make one.
See a doctor asap about that "Beaver Fever". They have wonderful cures out now for those kinds of problems.
OK so you want to go verbal mano e mano? You're shooting 0 for 3 so far. If wit were a sabre you would be a butter knife.
As far as trying my fist, I worked my way through University as a bouncer and I followed a very simple rule; your first three punches are free, the rest you have to pay for.
Good night to you and if you get a woody while you're asleep don't be afraid. I'm sure it will go away when you wake up.
So, we've got three workshops next week. One is an Advanced Weather Spotters course. It teaches people the skills needed to identify probable tornadoes and severe thunderstorms and gives them the protocols for getting the information to the County Emergency Operating Center so we can warn the population. This one is being taught by some folks from the National Weather Service.
The other classes are Tornado Shelter Workshop which will teach folks how to identify good locations for severe weather shelters and how to create hardened shelters in their homes and places of business. It's being taught by a Professor Emeritus of Architechture so it should be pretty good.
The last class is a Severe Weather Communications Workshop and it kind of dovetails with the Spotters class. It teaches HAMS how to get hooked up with the Spotter HAM comm network and what the protocols are for reporting severe weather events via the HAM nets in the area. Since I'm a 'professional emergency worker' (read glorified radio operator) I already am considered qualified for this so I won't be going.
The classes will be held over two days at Wheaton College in Wheaton IL. Lunch will be provided. (LOL)
I don't know if Canada has anything like this program but if you do I'd commend it to you. It's pretty interesting and the skills you learn could save some lives.
Here's a link to the website for more info. Interestingly enough there's also a link to Storm Chase Canada that might tickle your fancy.
One of my coworkers who finds mere mortal danger boring likes to chase storms. Personally I'm taking these classes so when I see something bad I can go the other way. I think she's nuts for wanting to head towards a monster storm, but to each their own. But for someone who likes to be referred to as a 'bad weather goddess' I guess it's to be expected.
It's too bad I didn't tell you earlier. You could have popped on down to the Chicago area and taken the classes. It would have been nice to blow the froth off a couple with you.
Thanks for the link Lurker that is waaaaaaaaaay cool.
Glad you liked the link.
Back to the envelopes!
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