Professors like this guy will be leaving the schools eventually now that they know some people are packing heat.
A Texas professor is making waves on social media after protesting the state’s campus carry law by wearing protective combat gear to class.
San Antonio College geography instructor Charles K. Smith went to his class last week sporting a camouflaged bulletproof vest and helmet. He said he wore it because he doesn’t feel safe.
“It definitely makes me feel uneasy that there are more firearms on campus than there should be,” Smith told mySA.com. “[Dressing this way] was just a statement on how I felt.”
Campus Carry, which was signed into state law in 2015 and officially implemented into Texas community colleges on Aug. 1, allows individuals with a conceal license to carry a handgun on college premises. The law went into effect at 4-year institutions in 2016.
A photo of Smith wearing the combat gear was shared on Facebook, which generated a flurry of comments in favor of and against the professor.
“I realize students were carrying guns on campus illegally, but now it’s legal to do so. It increases the chances of something happening,” said Smith, who also acknowledged that no one had pulled a gun on him in his 10 years at the college.
“Used to, when they got mad at me, they had to go home to get the gun and had time to cool off. Now they will have it with them,” he added.
This weirdo gotta go-go. James Velten/Fox.
Campus carry makes schools safer. And it has the side benefit of running off nutjobs. This maniac will soon tire of wearing 40 pounds of body armor (though he admittedly looks more robust than the average SJW). And when nothing bad happens as he fears, he way be shamed.
Sgt. Rhetoric has no dialectic examples to display (not that he would). The best-known school shooting from his state’s history came courtesy from government agents, not students.
His teaching is likely as unsound as his fear of weapons (hoplophobia in action here). The school and the kids would be better off without his paranoia.
This is further examples of guns doing good things without even being fired. A polite society and free of wackos. A twofer!