Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

University of Kansas Professor to NRA: May Your Children be Next

Friday, September 20, 2013

Recent news reports have noted al Qaeda's calls for attacks inside the United States and on U.S. ambassadors around the world.  The calls for attacks are justified--according to an al Qaeda spokesman--because these diplomats are "representative of the empire of evil and corruption, America." 

Most Americans can only shudder at such outrageous public comments.  The blind, unthinking hatred that underlies them is a sobering reminder of evil and the ever-present potential for violence that continues to promote conflict around the world.  To label such comments as political speech or claim they have a rational place in public debate would surely be considered far-fetched, especially given al Qaeda's record of giving action to this sort of rhetoric.

But in the case of one University of Kansas professor, indulging in arguably even stronger rhetoric--publicly calling for the deaths of innocent children--is apparently his way of expressing himself as "an independent thinker."

In the wake of Monday's atrocity at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., University of Kansas journalism professor David Guth singled out the NRA as the cause of the violence and offered what he considered just recompense.  "The blood is on the hands of the NRA," he wrote in a tweet on his personal account.  "Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters.  Shame on you.  May God damn you."

Emotions, of course, were running high on that terrible day, and the website Campus Reform contacted Guth days later to confirm that he was, in fact, the author of the tweet.   It also gave him opportunity for further comment or perhaps to offer a retraction or some context for apparently wishing death on the children of those associated with the NRA.

Guth's response, according to the site: "Hell no, hell no, I do not regret that Tweet," he said.  "I don't take it back one bit."  "God's justice takes many forms," he added in another tweet.   

Fortunately, it has recently been reported that the University of Kansas suspended Guth for his depraved comments.

According to a follow-up Campus Reform article, KU's chancellor, Bernadette Gray-Little, announced the suspension Friday morning. 

 "In order to prevent disruptions to the learning environment for students, the School of Journalism and the university, I have directed Provost Jeffrey Vitter to place Associate Professor Guth on indefinite administrative leave pending a review of the entire situation."

The article further notes that the university released an additional statement condemning Guth's tweet (when initially confronted with the situation, a university spokesperson had simply noted that statements on faculty members' private social media accounts do not represent the views of the university).

"The contents of Professor Guth's tweet were repugnant and in no way represent the views or opinions of the University of Kansas.  [I]t is truly disgraceful that these views were expressed in such a callous and uncaring way.  We expect all members of the university community to engage in civil discourse and not make inflammatory and offensive comment."

In reaction to Monday's attack at the Navy Yard by a person who, reports suggest, suffered from serious mental illness, some are calling for a renewed focus on early warning signs of aggression and expressions of mental instability.  We are relieved that the University of Kansas seems to be addressing those issues as they concern professor Guth.

TRENDING NOW
Outback Steakhouse: No Rights, Just Rules

News  

Friday, February 9, 2018

Outback Steakhouse: No Rights, Just Rules

The word “Outback” used to conjure images of Australia’s tenacious frontier spirit; of hunters, ranchers, and other adventurers who carved out a harsh existence from an unforgiving land.

Monday, June 23, 2014

ALERT: Governor Rick Scott Makes History Signing 5 Pro-gun Bills

On, Friday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 5 pro-gun bills into law.  A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, Governor Rick Scott has now signed more pro-gun bills into law -- in ...

New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Into Law!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Into Law!

Today, in a private signing ceremony, Governor Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 12 into law.  Similar legislation had been vetoed by former Governor Maggie Hassan for two years in a row, but thanks to your active involvement, ...

What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!

News  

Friday, February 2, 2018

What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!

Anybody who is exposed to the so-called news media these days faces a barrage of bewildering and often outlandish claims. “Breaking news” cycles through the public eye with such frequency and speed that knowing what’s ...

Washington: Gun Bills to Be Heard Next Week

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Washington: Gun Bills to Be Heard Next Week

On February 9th, the Washington state Senate passed Senate Bill 6298 to expand the category of persons stripped of their Second Amendment rights and it is now scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary ...

A Promise Kept: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama-Era Social Security Gun Prohibition Rule

News  

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Promise Kept: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama-Era Social Security Gun Prohibition Rule

On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump signed the repeal of an Obama-era Social Security Administration (SSA) rule that would have resulted in some 75,000 law-abiding beneficiaries losing their Second Amendment rights each year. 

NRA Endorses Screnock for State Supreme Court

Second Amendment  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NRA Endorses Screnock for State Supreme Court

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Judge Michael Screnock for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

Maryland: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to Hear Magazine Ban This Week

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Maryland: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to Hear Magazine Ban This Week

On Thursday, February 22, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to consider four gun bills.

Gun Laws  

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Citizen's Guide To Federal Firearms Laws - Summary

A Citizen`s Guide to Federal Firearms Laws A summary of federal restrictions on the purchase, sale, possession, and transportation of firearms and ammunition. Caution: Firearm laws are subject to frequent change and court interpretation.

Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject "Assault Weapon" and "Large" Magazine Bans

News  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject "Assault Weapon" and "Large" Magazine Bans

In the late 1980s, gun control groups realized that they had failed in their original goal—getting handguns banned1—and began campaigning against semi-automatic firearms they called “assault weapons,” most of which are rifles. As an anti-gun ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.