Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Leftist Professors Protest Guns in ...
In the Lone Star State, where open carry is now legal in public places, the Modern Language Association thought it was timely to protest guns on public college campuses, called “campus carry” by advocates and opponents alike. The language professors were in Austin, Texas for their annual convention and set aside time in their busy convention schedule to march up Congress Avenue to the limestone-colored State Capitol Building (which happens to be taller than the white-painted U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.).
About 100 professors were in attendance, with a handful of couples with their children, marching eight city blocks from a hotel conference center. Some wore bright orange t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Armed with Reason.” One could say that they made themselves easy targets, for one reason or another. During the march, the professors chanted slogans such as “Armed with Reason,” “No Guns, No Cops, No Violence,” “Gun Free U-T, Keep It Safe for You and Me,” “If We Don’t Get It, Shut It Down,” “Guns Don’t Belong In School, They Are Not a Teaching Tool.”