June 8, 2009

Some Colleges Bar Even Talking About Right to Bear Arms, Gun Advocates Say

WASHINGTON — The First Amendment guarantees Americans the right to free speech. The Second Amendment guarantees the right to possess firearms. Now the first two clauses in the Bill of Rights have come together in an ongoing debate over the right of college students to advocate that they be allowed to carry guns on campus.

The bloody massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School, as well as smaller campus shootings across the country in the last decade, have fomented a lively debate over whether citizens should be allowed to carry concealed weapons to defend themselves on campus.

But that debate has hit a wall of resistance from school officials in some places, bringing into focus the dual issues of gun rights and free speech.

Many gun-rights advocates are arguing that college campuses, which are supposed to be open to diversity of thought, provocative dialogue, politics and protest, are hardly bastions of free speech when it comes to discussing firearms.

Read the rest of the Fox News story here.

Comments (3)

I picked up my copy at a Barnes and Noble - in the discount section about a year ago.

The book may be out of print, so you might try a
store that deals in used or out-of-print books. Or, there's always your local library.

The ISBN number is: 0-446-53191-X

About fifteen of its three-hundred pages deal with the gun issue specifically, but I found the rest of it quite enlightening. Goldberg
(who used to work for CBS, and is now a Fox News contributor) explains how the mainstream media can be so wrong in its reporting on a lot of things, and how there's so little accountability for their misrepresentations.

Goldberg, BTW, describes himself as "non anti-gun" - i.e. he doesn't own a gun himself, and they make him a little nervous, but he has absolutely no problem with others owning guns.

Hope this helps!

Posted by: pbs_goat | June 15, 2009 10:58 AM    Report this comment

I wonder where a fellow can get a copy of this book? Would love to hear from someone on this.


Posted by: musician81 | June 14, 2009 6:38 PM    Report this comment

Sadly missing in this discussion is the January,
2002 incident at the Appalachian School of Law
in Grundy, VA:

A mass shooting had started. Two students saw what was happening, got their own guns out of
their cars, and put a stop to it.

According to Bernard Goldberg in his book "Arrogance", this incident was reported in
208 news outlets, but only four of those outlets mentioned that the shooter was subdued by armed students. (I was unaware that the incident had been stopped by armed students until I read the book).

This is the kind of crap we're up against. Apparently, the full story has no place in American academia.

Posted by: pbs_goat | June 11, 2009 12:16 PM    Report this comment

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