Free Speech Not For All

In response to the Virginia Tech massacre, a student at Hamline university in Minnesota sent an email to university officials saying that it should allow licensed gun owners to carry their weapons on campus as that would help keep the students safe. The university response?

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.

All he did was write an email with a suggestion and he gets tried and punished! What the fuck? If he would of brought a gun to the University then that would of been a little different but he gets his ass handed to him for simply having a suggestion!


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    May 16, 2007 at 5:31 am

    Well, people are a little more sensitive to this kind of thing now and no one else really wants to have another vt on their hands so i can semi understand their swift and rather severe response. and free speech hasn’t really been free for a while.

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    May 16, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    That is ridiculous. His letter was a little tact-less, but hardly threatening.

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