Skip to comments.Pro-2A Student Shuts Down Anti-Gun Syllabus
Posted on 09/07/2018 12:13:57 PM PDT by PROCON
Quick action by a vigilant pro-Second Amendment student at the University of Kansas has resulted in shutting down a professors anti-gun syllabus. After KU senior Victoria Snitsar shared a copy of the offending syllabus with university officials, the university forced the professor to remove language from his class syllabus that is not in compliance with university guidelines and state law.
In his syllabus history professor Eric Rath requested students not bring firearms to class or anywhere I am present. Referencing widely discredited and biased gun control claims, Raths syllabus warned students that carrying a firearm could increase a students likelihood of being killed in an active shooter situation. Raths syllabus attempted to suppress the exercise of a constitutionally guaranteed right.
A university spokesperson didnt indicate if the professor of Japanese history would face any disciplinary action.
Kansas, along with 9 other states, allows law-abiding citizens to carry firearms on campus. Rath used taxpayer resources to produce a syllabus that quotes extensively from the partisan gun control advocacy group, the Giffords Law Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence. His syllabus omits the fact that in Kansas, as in every other state, campus carry laws make students, faculty, and staff safer. In the first year of the new law, campus crime dropped by 13 at Kansas University. Furthermore, campus police did not record a single weapons violation on campus for the entire year.
Kansas State Representative Blake Carpenter (R-81) says this kind of anti-gun bias has no place in our public universities and is pleased the university is taking action to correct the anti-gun syllabus. It is unacceptable for professors to intimidate students like this and try to force their political views on them. He encourages students to be vigilant to these types of attacks on our rights and bring them to light.
Snitsar, who alerted national media outlets to the syllabus, is pleased with the universitys response. She says no student should feel unwelcomed in a classroom. She says she has always been active in calling out anti-Second Amendment bias on campus and lives by the Ronald Reagan motto, freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. I just dont want any other student to have to experience that kind of intimidation by a person in authority, Snitsar said. That is not right.
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Sad. At least that discipline still contains some good profs.
This person is a clown show, and his “history” would have matched his type.
Da prof’s Japland disarmed its society in the 1600’s—so only the shogunate and samurai had effective arms.
Didn’t work out that well for them, did it?
It seems like many of the staunch defenders of the 2-A on college campuses these days are the ladies.
God bless them.
Those acting in an official capacity who attempt to deny citizens of constitutional rights ought not to get a free pass. This should be recognized for what it was and Ms. Snitsar should be invited to appear on national programs.
“resulted in” = “included”
not bring firearms to class or anywhere I am present.
Ye of the oh so special class.
A professor of Japanese history should be very aware of what happens in a country where only the elite are permitted to own weapons. It isn’t freedom. And as for not bringing a firearm “anywhere I am present”, it’s pretty clear that Professor Rath considers himself one of that elite, empowered to make such an unconstitutional demand on his chattel students. Wrong.
Roth is clearly an ignorant and severely biased assh*le who shouldn’t be teaching anywhere beyond kindergarten.
"BIO [your student loan money & tax dollars at work]: A specialist in premodern Japanese cultural history, Professor Eric C. Raths research ranges from the traditional Japanese performing arts, especially the 600-year old masked noh drama, to dietary culture particularly the origins of Japanese cuisine, regional foodways, sake, confectionery, and tobacco use. While maintaining his interest in Japanese theater, he is now working on several projects related to the traditional diet, ritual uses for food, smoking, local food, and sweets in early modern and modern Japan. His research illuminates patterns of daily consumption as well as the moments when food takes on symbolic meanings such as through the artistry of the chef, use in ritual, and by references to local terroir and literary culture. His editorial work includes Japanese Foodways Past and Present, co-edited with Stephanie Assmann (University of Illinois Press, 2010), and he is currently area editor for the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Sweets."
“Didnt work out that well for them, did it?”
It was pretty stable from Sekigahara until the Meiji Restoration.
Of course, it was a stable tyranny, under which those on the bottom suffered greatly.
That's fine. You're free to request, but the law is the law (and sometimes a ass). The law says your students can bring their firearms to class, so they're free to ignore your request. I find the "wherever I am present" particularly arrogant, as if he can instantiate a roving rights-free zone just by walking around. If you're the one that doesn't like guns (or cars, cabbages, or the color blue), how arrogant to assume the onus is upon others to waive their civil rights rather than upon you to stay away from places where those legal items might be found.
And I request that Eric Rath stick a pogo stick up his wazoo and bounce.
Sounds like the “esteemed” Prof. Needs to pack his crap and GTFO of Kansas if he demands to be clear of concealed carriers.
Whiney little commie rat. Here’s hoping he meets up with some nice newly entered ms-13 fellers who enjoy him company.
My specialization is in premodern Japanese cultural history particularly “traditional” dietary cultures.
Far away from any decent sushi
Ya but that student needs to be in congress
He needs to move to Harvard, where any gun is the subject of governmental and student hysteria.
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