Student Activists must Learn to be Students of the Issues they Address

Student Activists must Learn to be Students of the Issues they Address
Student Activists must Learn to be Students of the Issues they Address

AUSTIN, TEXAS-(Ammoland.com)- There is nothing more frustrating than seeing an otherwise well-reasoned op-ed destroyed by a blatantly untrue statement. Such is the case with Jack Kappelman’s August 6, 2018, Texas Tribune op-ed, “Texas leaders are wrong to oppose red flag laws.”

Kappelman, a recent graduate of Austin’s Liberal Arts and Science Academy magnet high school, offers a relatively articulate, factual defense of so-called “red flag laws,” until the latter part of the column, when he writes:

Our lawmakers are out of touch with reality. They work in areas far better protected than our schools, our churches, our movie theaters, our grocery stores and our homes. Because no guns are allowed on the House or Senate floor, our elected representatives, unlike the students of Texas, have never had to practice active shooter drills. They have no reason to be afraid.

Anyone who has spent significant time studying Texas gun politics knows that the licensed, concealed carry of handguns is allowed throughout the Texas Capitol, including on the House and Senate floors and in legislative offices. The Capitol security checkpoints famously have special lines allowing Texas license to carry (LTC) holders to bypass the metal detectors.

It’s possible that Kappelman, intending to make a case for the efficacy of licensed concealed carry, meant to say that the UNLICENSED possession of guns is prohibited on the House and Senate floors; however, it’s more likely that he, like the anti-campus carry activists who parroted this same bogus argument throughout multiple sessions of the Texas Legislature, is taking his talking points from people who don’t know the Lone Star State or its gun laws.


ABOUT STUDENTS FOR CONCEALED CARRYStudents for Concealed Carry on Campus

Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising college students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. For more information on SCC, visit ConcealedCampus.org or Facebook.com/ConcealedCampus. For more information on the debate over campus carry in Texas, visit WhyCampusCarry.com or tweet @CampusCarry.

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tomcat
tomcat
3 years ago

Kappelman must have been a teacher for the big haired ape with the misspelled sign. Ignorance and stupidity travel together and they attach themselves to idiots like this.

Farmer
Farmer
3 years ago

Looks like Weird Al on a bad hair day.

Frank G
Frank G
3 years ago

Apparently his parents or grand parents didn’t like the old detective show Peter Gunn, guess they didn’t like him carrying a gun!

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

The most amazing thing about this photo is that his fellow protesters didn’t notice the error and allowed him to stand and be photographed. Unless he really is protesting the “Gunn” family.

VT Patriot
VT Patriot
3 years ago
Reply to  Joe

They don’t teech spellink in screwls any more. Or reedink.

m.
m.
3 years ago
Reply to  VT Patriot

.The female-types have to take off their bras to count to 12, the dudes have to unzip to get to 11
.They need a dictionary to spell cat and an iphone with a calculator to make change for a nickel
.USA needs to stand and praise the collective ISD’s (indoctrinating students daily) for keeping communist-core safe

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  m.

I saw a u-tube video of some millennial kids trying to make a phone call on a rotary phone that was hooked up. They did not know that one had to pick up the hand set from the cradle, what the dial tone meant, rotate the dial, and then rotate the dial all the way. It was hilarious.

Farmer
Farmer
3 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Here it is …. makes you want to vote for involuntary sterilization.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/hilarious-video-millennial-trying-use-11926498

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago

Ah, the uneducated trying to act like adults!

James Slemons
James Slemons
3 years ago

NOPE…….GUNS ARE GOOD BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE BAD !!!

3rdMan
3rdMan
3 years ago

Why does he hate people with the last name “Gunn”?

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
3 years ago
Reply to  3rdMan

I always thought that Peter Gunn (a tv show in the 1950’s and 60’s) was a good guy. Being informed – by a self-proclaimed genius, no less – that I’ve been mistaken for all these years… is so disappointing.

[That was sarcasm, for you liberal clowns who cannot recognize it by yourselves…]

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

@JoeUS, I believe the lead actor was a guy named Craig Stevens.

durabo
durabo
3 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

And the fine “”Peter Gunn” musical theme was by Henry Mancini

Farmer
Farmer
3 years ago
Reply to  3rdMan

His edukashun is bad

Roy D.
Roy D.
3 years ago

No, the author went off the rails one paragraph earlier when he wrote; “It appears that our lawmakers would rather protect guns than the lives of their constituents.” He threw it all out the widow with that one sentence. Perhaps one day he will grow up, come to his senses, and act accordingly. I will not be holding my breath.

Boz
Boz
3 years ago
Reply to  Roy D.

Most of his writing above is a quote of Kappelman, however, I don’t see the line that you quoted at all in the entire piece.

No Bull
No Bull
3 years ago
Reply to  Boz

Click the link. Read the whole op-ed. The quote is there along with a whole lot more liberal drivel.

m.
m.
3 years ago

to be expected from someone in the city currently known as Austin.

durabo
durabo
3 years ago
Reply to  m.

Austin (aka “Berserkeley East”) is Texas’ only communist cancer.

m.
m.
3 years ago
Reply to  durabo

with respect sir: see other, primarily liberal-heaven areas dallas-fort worth, houston, san antonio

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  m.

I see the whole politics of this country as big city versus rural, rather than libtard v conservative, Repub v Social Democrat party. Our lives and needs are so different.

Windy Wilson
Windy Wilson
3 years ago

“Gunns are bad.”
As a member of that clan, I must say this is an intolerant, anti-ethnic, xenophobic, racist, and bigoted.