The word “gun” conjures up a mental image of a gun. Guns kill people. Conclusion: the word must be banned from the college catalog for Los Angeles City College, the immense tax-funded community college with multiple campuses.
The NRA teaches a course on gun safety. That course is now banned.
There will be no guns on campus, except in theatrical productions.
If a book has the word gun in it, the book is not subject to the ban, but no mention of it must appear in the catalog. Otherwise, it would give the wrong idea.
Scott Svonkin, the Vice President of the Board of Trustees, introduced the ban. He explained his position. The school must not teach students how to use guns. The faculty must promote gun control.
“We should make sure that students don’t come to campus being afraid to run into somebody with a gun.”
The ban includes non-operational guns. They scare students. When asked what a non-operational gun is, he said he had no idea. “I’m not an expert in guns,” he explained.
“A course on gun safety is a real threat,” he said. “I believe that the NRA’s goal is to promote gun ownership, and that guns lead to deaths. So, not having the NRA teach classes, not having the NRA classes on our campuses, is a good thing.”
“I’m much happier with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department protecting our students and our staff and our faculty than having some random person who took a three-hour class and thinks that they’re Dirty Harry.”
No one explained to him that Dirty Harry was a law enforcement officer.
The course on gun safety had a waiting list. It always had filled up. Not now.