College teaching assistant reprimanded for anti-gun ‘Second Amendment zone’ in classroom

College teaching assistant reprimanded for anti-gun 'Second Amendment zone' in classroom

Teacher reprimanded for anti-gun syllabus A graduate teaching assistant has been criticized after trying to alienate and target students who conceal carry weapons in her classroom, labelling them as “absurd, antisocial, and frightening” and forcing them to stand in a “3X3 taped square.” “If you feel that it is somehow at all appropriate to bring a gun to class (hint: it is not…),” the controversial University of Utah teacher wrote in a section of her syllabus, then the students would be forced to stand in a “Second Amendment zone.” While the public school instructor acknowledged the students’ right to bear arms, she claimed she has the “right to restrict elements of the Second Amendment in my own classroom” like a “free speech zone.” The assistant said those students would be forced to stand in a “3×3 taped square on the floor in the very back of the classroom…This zone does not include a desk because desks are reserved for students who respect the personal and psychological safety of their classmates and instructor.” On Monday, Utah State Rep. Karianne Lisonbee – a Republican lawmaker who passed legislation to lower the age of concealed carry in the state to 18-years-old so young women could defend themselves against potential rapists or attackers – posted a copy of the syllabus on her Facebook page from two students in the class, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. “I am livid,” Lisonbee wrote, “A University of Utah Professor doesn’t understand the Bill of Rights and University […]

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