The Daily Tweets, 2010-04-28: Guns on campus

UA no firearms policy

On April 28, 2010, the Alaska chapter of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus and the Anchorage 2nd Amendment Task Force demonstrated on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus against University of Alaska Regents Policy and UA regulations which prohibit carrying firearms on UA campuses. Four protesters openly carried firearms, were cited by University Police Department officers, and were asked to leave campus, which they did peacefully. I’ll be writing a “real” blog post about this in the next coupla days. Update: In fact, I didn’t. Instead I got skankthrax, & then recalibrated.

  • UAA Green & Gold: Peaceful protest against UA Regents policy prohibiting carrying of firearms on UA campuses Wed AM #fb #
  • RT: @celticdiva: Campus “carry” protest–gun nuts want to open-carry weapons // They want to _concealed_ carry ultimately. #
  • UAA Campus Response team just sent out email alert to campus re: armed pro-concealed carry protest. Same alert as from today’s Green & Gold. #
  • UAA faculty member told me faculty consider concealed carry of guns in classes as a hostile workplace issue. #fb #
  • As a 20-year UAA staff member, I agree w/ UAA faculty: handguns on campus is hostile workplace & workplace safety issue. #fb #

[Note: After being challenged by a couple of contacts on my Facebook page, my opinion has been changed on the “hostile workplace” claim — but I still consider it a workplace safety issue.]

  • UAA admin & University Police Dept IMO doing good job of being proactive to prevent disruption by gun rightists during UAA exam week. #fb #
  • RT: @katsylver: South must do things in more of an asshole manner then AK. // Remember Eddie Burke. #
  • @alaskacommons: best i can tell, they’re breaking Regents’ Policies, but might not be actually breaking Alaska Statutes. #
  • RT: jansonjones Guns! Geese! Freedom! // Freedom’s just another word for / nothin’ left to goose. #
  • Stupid damn Echofon is malfunctioning again…. #
  • Had to uninstall & reinstall Echofon to get it to stop malfunctioniong. #
  • RT: @jansonjones: Campus Pro-Gun Rally Totally Peaceful, No Grass Trampled // See comments @ PA #
  • Comments at Progressive Alaska by Jim give early report on 2nd Amendment rally at UAA #
  • Alaska Dispatch report on UAA gun protest (h/t @jansonjones) #
  • RT: @adndotcom: 4 people cited by UAA police at campus gun-ban protest (photo). #
  • RT: @jansonjones: I missed the whole gun thing, but not for lack of trying. I did meet a pissed off goose though. // Did UPD cite it? #
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