Why guns on campus is a bad idea

September 30, 2009 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

As a math instructor at the UA, I really really don’t like this.  A few years ago a student killed 4 people in the Nursing department… if I remember correctly one was a teacher who was teaching the class at the time.

This is the life of a math teacher.  As soon as you walk into the room, the students hate you.  They don’t want to take the math course, some have failed it in the past, and they really don’t like math.  And they don’t like you, the person who is giving them homework and grading their exams.

Math teachers are not liked at all.  Think of your ownself… how much have you complained about math, math anxiety, webassign, the teacher’s accent, the pace of the class, etc. etc.

I’ve had students in the past come into my office and yell at me after an exam.  Some need a good grade for scholarships, some need a good grade to play sports, some need that one class just to get their degree… and it’s YOU, the MATH TEACHER, standing in their way.

Of course the student bares no responsibility for their grades… IT’S ALL THE TEACHER’S FAULT!

And now, some of them may have a gun in their vehicle… filled with anger at the teacher… there is no reason or rational behavior at this point.

This is a really bad decision.  I’m not against guns, I own some myself, but schools are no place for them.

A new gun law goes into effect today that will allow firearms to be kept in a motor vehicle on campus.

The new law, Arizona Revised Statute 12-781, states that any firearm brought onto university property must remain locked in a privately owned vehicle and must not be visible from outside of the vehicle or motorcycle.

Previously, state law required a person to have a concealed weapons permit in order to keep a weapon in a motor vehicle. The new law revokes this restriction.

via Arizona Daily Wildcat – Starting today, law could bring more guns to campus.

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