Friday, February 13, 2009

College Student Suspended Despite Handgun Permit

"A university student disciplinary panel determined Tuesday that 30-year-old Jeffrey L. Maxwell ...a Marine Corps veteran...won't be allowed to re-enroll until a licensed mental health professional notifies the university that he is not a threat to himself or others, the panel concluded. The student must also write a 10-page paper that addresses the impact the possession of weapons on college campuses has on others as well as the importance of following the law." [link]

Several things come to mind here let me first address the issue of forcing someone to get the approval of a "licensed mental health professional" before they can re-enroll in classes for carrying a handgun. What we now have is an attempt to show that not only firearm ownership, but mere possession of a firearm is a mental health issue. The thought of this scares the hell out of me and goes to show the reason GOA raised such a fit about the "Veteran's Disarmament Act".

If I were Mr. Maxwell, I would write the paper though, and in it I would include the text of the 2nd Amendment, some of the Founding Father's ideas about the freedom and the importance of being armed, incidents of armed citizens saving lives and stopping violent criminals, and the importance in understanding the importance between a law and a campus policy. Then I would tell them in the kindest manner possible to go f**k themselves!

I urge my readers to contact the university on Jeffrey Maxwell's behalf (which I will be doing) immediately.