The state Supreme Court has made it clear that the University of Colorado can’t stop students with concealed-carry permits from bringing their guns to campus. But the chairman of the Boulder Faculty Assembly says if he ever discovers that any of his students are armed, class is over.
CU physics professor Jerry Peterson — speaking for himself Monday, not the faculty group he leads — said he wants his students to feel safe to engage in classroom discussions that could be controversial.
“My own personal policy in my classes is if I am aware that there is a firearm in the class — registered or unregistered, concealed or unconcealed — the class session is immediately canceled,” Peterson said. “I want my students to feel unconstrained in their discussions.”
OK so first even if you WANT to register your gun in Colorado YOU CAN’T, so that shows where this guy is working in knowledge of a subject he’s making a scene about. Still notice that he wants to “Engage in classroom discussions” by cancelling class!
Also he’s a PHYSIC professor. Maybe students want to just have class, and given that its a SCIENCE class, I best most people know better than he does about the “dangers” of lawfully armed citizens, and anybody with a functioning brain cell can see the fallacy of “Gun Free Zone” schools. I mean Columbine, Virginia Tech, Norther Illinois, among many others were all “Gun Free” schools, and had people getting murdered.
But yeah, I took physics courses in college…and I took them because I wanted to learn Physics and get my credits. Not listen to an uppity moonbat foster his unrelated political beliefs on us.
And he’s “fostering discussion” by cancelling class? Is that like “Demanding discussion” by gagging somebody, or “going for a run” by breaking somebody’s knees?
This is what “Progressives” pass off as “Thinking”.
University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano notified the Boulder campus faculty Tuesday afternoon that professors “do not have the right to shut down a class or refuse to teach” should they learn that one of their students is lawfully carrying a gun under a concealed-carry permit.
And, DiStefano added, any faculty members who do so will be in violation of their contracts and face disciplinary action.
DiStefano’s message comes a day after Professor Jerry Peterson, chairman of the Boulder Faculty Assembly, told the Daily Camera that, under his own “personal policy,” he plans to cancel class if he ever learns any of his students are carrying firearms. A Colorado Supreme Court ruling this spring overturned CU’s Boulder campus gun ban, and university officials say that students with conceal-carry permits are allowed to bring guns into classrooms and labs.
Not sure if this “Disciplinary action” is enough to terminate a tenured professor, but from personal experience I’ve seen what the administration can do to a tenured professor who’s making an ass of himself and the university. I suspect this statement will be enough to shut down his little snit.