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Los Angeles City College Trustees Ban the Word “Gun.”

Written by Gary North on August 21, 2013

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.

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42 thoughts on “Los Angeles City College Trustees Ban the Word “Gun.”

  1. “I’m not an expert in guns”

    'Nough said.

  2. What pray tell is that moron an expert in? NOTHING! What a complete dolt. Well, it just leaves more ammo for the rest of us to enjoy.

  3. Texas Chris says:

    So true.

    Sounds like he's no expert on statistics, either. Or logic.

  4. They are preparing the citizens of tomorrow for complete submission to government. This will not end well.

  5. Texas Chris says:

    Another head-in-the-sand idiot in charge of teaching people. Wonderful.

    I'm so glad brick-and-mortar colleges are withering on the vine.

  6. I don't advocate that any liberal or progressive own or use guns.. That way when the stuff hits the fan only conservative patriots will have guns to protect themselves….Lets have gun control for all of Mexifornia! These people cannot be saved from their own stupidity. They don't even need to know what a gun looks like, let alone know what to call it!

  7. Mike the Cowboy says:

    How this idiot come to this kind of conclusion. Tax funded college and this moron makes a decion fire this asssshole.But again no surprise California imbecils.

  8. cbanalyst says:

    He needs to have his house robbed before he understands

  9. R.Robert Burdick says:

    The criminals will still have guns,whose going to protect from them ,theb people with no guns?????

  10. Guns protect more lives than they ever take. Problem is, he’s a teacher, and the students are young and instinctively believe people older than them. I pray the students look for the truth themselves.

  11. What happened to Walter?

    President Obama goes to a primary school to talk to the kids. After his talk he offers question time.

    One little boy puts up his hand, and Obama asks him his name.

    " Walter," responds the little boy. "And what is your question, Walter?"

    "I have four questions"

    "First, Why did the USA Bomb Libya without the support of the Congress?"

    "Second, Why do you keep saying you fixed the economy when it's actually gotten worse?"

    "Third, Why did you say that Jeremiah Wright was your mentor, then said that you knew nothing about his preaching and beliefs?"

    "Fourth, Why are we lending money to Brazil to drill for oil, but America is not allowed to drill for oil?"

    Just then, the bell rings for recess.

    Obama informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess.

    When they resume Obama says, "OK, where were we? Oh, that's right: question time.. Who has a question?"

    Another little boy puts up his hand. Obama points him out and asks
    him his name.

    "Steve," he responds.

    "And what is your question, Steve?"

    "Actually, I have two questions.

    First, Why did the recess bell ring 20 minutes early?

    Second, What happened to Walter?"

  12. Please- the complete morons and dolts might be very offended for lumping this rockhead in with them.

    Then again, the rockheads might take exception to my doing likewise…

    Yet another example of liberalism gone completely silly.

  13. Shhh….don't give Oblunder & Co. any more ideas!

  14. Here we go again ! GUN CONTROL is not about GUNS;it is about CONTROL. The left has long dreamed about disarming law abiding Americans. Some lefties have even been honest about their intentions:
    “Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless.” — Vladimir Lenin

    “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” — Joseph Stalin
    Any questions, comrades ?

  15. Hey kiss my ass i'm from Cali and i'm a conservation and an avid hunter and fisherman you idiot !Just because some idiot (that thinks he's a teacher) says something completely stupid doesnt mean he's even from Cali ,hell he might be from Texas !Ass !

  16. Another idiot that stereotypes everyone from Cali as "imbecils" I bet I could out shoot you with high powered rifles ,handguns and shotguns and guess what i'm from Cali and i'm a conservative !

  17. When push comes to shove, call the police. They will arrive after the problem has been resolved and fill in the report forms.

  18. Feinstein. Boxer. Svonkin. Bloomberg. Why are so many people of the Jewish persuasion who hold public office showing up in the vanguard of gun control & confiscation? They must be kindred spirits to the Bolsheviks. They should contact this organization.

  19. let's see.. now WHAT will we call the tool used to applu cauling and sealant to make buildings watertight? Caulking g__? How about a device to apply paint using air pressure? Oh, a paint g__. WHen you put your foot down hard on the throttle pedal of your car, I guess yo'll not g__ the engine any more, will yo? And a device used to heat vinyl and plastics by blowing hot air on them so as to soften them will no longer be able to be used anywhere, as we can't be having any heat g__s about. And no Swede named after his Grandfather G–nar will ever be admitted to the school. And the technology using RFID chips to render a g__ useless except in the hands of the designated user can never be sold, because we can't have any smart g__s in the state.

    Ya know, for many years no one could talk about sex in public… yet is anyone stupid enough to think it wasn't going on anywhere? Good thing it still did in spite of effectively banning the word, else none of us woule even BE here. And HOW did this moron ever ger into a position of responsiblity in that school? Someone must have jumped the gun an approving his certification……. oops, I guess not, because we can't use that word any more.

  20. Mike is NOT implying everyone from California is an 'imbecil' He is merely observing that the VAST majority of people that get elected in California fail to exhibit signs of intelligence.

  21. Kathy Sudduth says:

    How fricken stupid are you people? You all are an amazing piece of work, you know?

  22. LIBERALISM: The triumph of emotion over common sense.

  23. lucky3511 says:

    How dare they call themselves a collage. Dropping words from usage because of their ideology. I just hope every applicant for attenance at this collage withdraws their a[[lication.

  24. Welcome to the latest version of Orwellian "NEW SPEAK"

  25. cropdusterdoug says:

    The inmates are running the asylum.

  26. Hate to burst their perfect little bubble, but this world is not perfect. So banning pictures of guns will do what for your safety? NADA, Ziltch, NOTHING at all. I would not spend a nickel tro send my children to a college that thinks like that.And yes your law enforcement will be there not to protect you, but to write up the reports and cleanup the scene. Anybody with an ounce of commonsense is laughing their head off at you buffoons.

  27. That's the same approach that the president of Iran has taken with homosexuality. He has pretty much banned the use of the word so that no one will get the idea that there are any perverts in his country. The liberals in academia equate the Second
    Ameindment right of the American people to own guns with sexual perversion.

  28. When people are concerned about certain deaths being caused by firearms and then they turn around and ban a course teaching gun safety, then you know that this college is run by a group of truly sick people. Liberalism is a mental disorder!

  29. What staggeringly brilliant insight and invaluable contributions you bring to any discussion, Kathy! We are in awe of your innate rhetorical gifts and keen perception into the human condition! (sarcasm off)

  30. If this is the way this college? teaches anything. Better stay home. What a bunch of lame brained idiots.

  31. David in MA says:

    The solution to this infringement of the First Amendment is
    for ALL students to leave this school and encourage all
    prospective students NOT TO GO TO THIS SCHOOL!
    Shut them down!!!

  32. David in MA says:

    what's his address, i am sure there are those who will be interested.

  33. Bless2live says:

    Ban the word" LIBERAL(S)" ,it makes the mind sick! Bain "LIBERAL(S) from being on TAX paid property!

  34. Marc Jeric says:

    This low-IQ bloviating gasbag of a "professor" is surely an Obama voter and a bottom-feeding marxist scum of our once free society. He is also an admirer of Lenin, Stalin, Castro, various Kim-Ils, Chavez; he is very probably a far-left eco-Nazi – and I am willing to take modest bets on my guesses. Let us all remember the immortal words of Adolph Hitler:
    “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead into the future” —-Adolf Hitler, 1935.
    Note: In 1938 all private guns were confiscated by the Nazis.

  35. I like that !!

  36. Bill Mangum says:

    he needs to be carjacked or mugged by some thug, then watch his attitude change.

  37. There's a knee-jerk liberalism among Jewish people, even though the left doesn't really represent Jewish beliefs. Conservative Jews are tearing their hair out about it.

  38. Michael Oglesby says:

    Ignorance shines brightly in the ivory towers.

  39. oldgringo says:

    Shame on Dirty Harry and the NRA…Teaching kids gun safety like Eddie Eagle does…Has to be some vast right wing comspiracy with the ill intent of undermining our society so that kids know how to use guns and then turn them on their fellow students and their teachers all becuase their parents made them eat broccoli when they were just little snippets and for this reason it is justifiable to blame it all on George Bush!

  40. These campuses also have small free speech zones for students….. Political correctness is going haywire, leading to moral relativism as the only moral choice, and these choices are based on personal subjectivity.

  41. I say they need to strike a few more words. Poverty, racism, hate and a biggie OBAMA! Once they do that "IT" will be no more. What idiots, just because they strike the word it no longer exists?

  42. roystoll2 says:

    maybe they could just ban the word "war" or "greed" or starvation" What a concept, eh?