Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Quick action by a vigilant pro-Second Amendment student at the University of Kansas has resulted in shutting down a professor’s 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, Rath’s syllabus warned students that carrying a firearm could increase a student’s likelihood of being killed in an active shooter situation. Rath’s syllabus attempted to suppress the exercise of a constitutionally guaranteed right.
A university spokesperson didn’t 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 university’s 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 don’t 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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Conceal carry means just that. If I were in his class he would never know I have a firearm on my person unless a situation developed where I needed to draw it for use. I have a feeling that the prof would be very grateful at that precise moment in time that not everyone was holding nothing but their Johnson..
I think this so-called prof should continue to tiptoe through the tulips but do so in the mental retard state of Khalifornia.
I’m thinking that it would be a LOT easier for the eminent ‘professor’ to isolate himself from us, the 100 million or so law abiding Citizen gun owners than it would be for us to avoid him. Oh wait, he would probably ‘require’ us to wear some sort of distinguishing device to identify us as those law abiding Citizen gun owners. Perhaps a bright yellow star, oh wait, that was already used. Never mind. OK how about a bright orange gun shaped patch (one in front and one in back?). Nah, he just needs to go to one of the… Read more »
I think that prof really likes the sound of his voice, and the sight of his words on paper. That is the wordiest syllabus I’ve ever seen, so long that I doubt one in a hundred students actually read the thing.
Yes, he’s a hoplophobe, a leftist statist, and no one I’d ever want to sit through a class with.
I wonder how the professor would feel if a student showed up at class with a Samurai Sword hooked to their belt.
Do you think that Eric C. Rath, Ph.D. might qualify as one of these, or all of the categories listed below? Time to quote various authors on this subject! Hoplophobia Hoplophobia is a political neologism coined by retired American military officer Jeff Cooper as a pejorative to describe an “irrational aversion to weapons.” It is also used to describe the “fear of firearms” or the “fear of armed citizens.” HOPLOPHOBIA. (1966) From the Greek___(weapon) plus __ (terror). An unreasoning, obsessive neurotic fear of weapons as such, usually accompanied by an irrational feeling that weapons possess a will or consciousness for… Read more »
Brilliant commentary on who our ‘enemies’ really are. Thanx.
Eric Rath was the name of the offending professor according to this article. The offending professor was teaching a Japanese history class according to this article. The University of Kansas reports that a “Eric C. Rath, Ph.D.” is History Professor at the University of Kansas. Eric C. Rath’s contact information, according to the University of Kansas, is given below, Eric C. Rath, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – History Professor [email protected] Wescoe Hall Room 3624 University of Kansas 1445 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045 Do not, repeat NOT, harass Eric C. Rath, Ph.D. If, however, you would like… Read more »
Teachers and administrators DO have a certain amount of legitimate authority in the schools – that’s a given. But I learned at an early age – sometime in elementary school, in fact – that a great many teachers and school bureaucrats constantly keep trying to extend their authority beyond its legitimate bounds – sometimes FAR beyond. Shutting them down when they go overboard is the right and proper thing to do. What really needs to happen is to impose a personal penalty – preferably financial – on the individuals who do this. In this instance, since school resources were used… Read more »
hey prof. dips**t, it’s NOYFB. try looking for work in the coastal commie states if you are nervous about 2A.
U think constitutional rights end in your s-hole class?
Amen Patriot Brother!!!
I cannot immediately think of any college major that would classify Professor Dip’s offering as a requirement. Of course, it might be considered a (tangential) elective class for, perhaps, world history majors or Japanese language majors… but a required class, no. Just a random thought, but If enough students ignored his class… the university might (with financial justification) rethink the need for his class at all.