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Quick--Call the Cops: A Conservative is on the Loose on Campus

Captain Ed a href=”http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/009943.php”has a post about Troy Scheffler,/a a 31-year-old graduate student who has been placed on probation at Hamline University because he dared to suggest that concealed carry might be more of an answer to school massacres than Critical Incident Stress Debriefing –a fancy name for counseling after a trauma, but guess what, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing doesn’t work and may cause harm, but that’s not important to the PC folks at Hamline. Their only concern–emA CONSERVATIVE ON CAMPUS!/em In an a href=”http://citypages.com/databank/28/1379/article15402.asp”article Captain Ed pointed out/a, the “atrocities” that this grad student was accused of: br /br /blockquoteIn the aftermath, officials at Hamline University sought to comfort their 4,000 students. David Stern, the vice president for academic and student affairs, sent a campus-wide email offering extra counseling sessions for those who needed help coping.br /br /Scheffler had a different opinion of how the university should react. Using the email handle “Tough Guy Scheffler,” Troy fired off his response: Counseling wouldn’t make students feel safer, he argued. They needed protection. And the best way to provide it would be for the university to lift its recently implemented prohibition against concealed weapons.br /br /”Ironically, according to a few VA Tech forums, there are plenty of students complaining that this wouldn’t have happened if the school wouldn’t have banned their permits a few months ago,” Scheffler wrote. “I just don’t understand why leftists don’t understand that criminals don’t care about laws; that is why they’re criminals. Maybe this school will reconsider its repression of law-abiding citizens’ rights”….br /br /So Hamline officials took swift action. On April 23, Scheffler received a letter informing him he’d been placed on interim suspension. To be considered for readmittance, he’d have to pay for a psychological evaluation and undergo any treatment deemed necessary, then meet with the dean of students, who would ultimately decide whether Scheffler was fit to return to the university.br /br /The consequences were severe. Scheffler wasn’t allowed to participate in a final group project in his course on Human Resources Management, which will have a big impact on his final grade. Even if he’s reinstated, the suspension will go on his permanent record, which could hurt the aspiring law student./blockquotebr /I have an idea of how to get potential psychotic school shooters off campus: Just goad them into saying something conservative. Next thing you know, they’ll be whisked off the campus in handcuffs and psychological treatment will be a must–at their expense! Problem solved.br /br /Update: In this original post, I had used the name Tony instead of Troy for Mr. Scheffler’s first name, it is now corrected to Troy Scheffler.br /br /Update II: Captain Ed interviewed Troy Scheffler and a href=”http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/009958.php”posted on it here./a