Popular Pierce College pistol safety course now banned
Potential pistol packers who had set their sights on a Pierce College gun-safety course this month would have been way off target.Now, this is pretty stupid all on its own. This is a safety course endorsed by the NRA that helps folks learn about firearms and firearms safety. After a shooting on a college campus - which had nothing to do with the safety course - trustees want to end the presence of all firearms, even unloaded or non-functional weapons. That's their prerogative, of course. It's the reasoning that makes blood spurt out of my ears.
That’s because Los Angeles community college officials had killed the National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Course with an order to ban all guns — even non-operating ones used for teaching — from college campuses. The popular extension course had been taught at the Woodland Hills campus and at Harbor College in Wilmington since 2008, with no guns ever loaded or fired at the schools.
“The one thing we wanted to prevent was Pierce College being the Wild Wild West,” said Scott Svonkin, a trustee with the Los Angeles Community College District, author of the anti-gun resolution passed this month.I think my IQ dropped 20 points just reading that, I do.
“By preventing guns on campus, I wanted to prevent people who took the class from shooting a horse or cow on campus.”
You see, in this dolt's mind, simply teaching people about firearms and firearm safety is equivalent to the "Wild Wild West". Because the Clantons and McLaurys were teaching a Basic Firearms Safety Course at the OK Corral, right? Do these people stop to think, even for a second, about how their words sound once they've actually left the wordhole? You want to prevent people who took a safety class from "shooting a horse or cow on campus"??? WTF, over? Is this a real problem in CA colleges? Random bovine and/or equine invasions that result in CCW-holders having to shoot them?
This is what we're up against, folks. This is stupidity that goes right down into the bones. You can't convince me that this is someone we can reach, if their objection to a firearms safety course is that people might randomly start gunning down livestock. This is someone scrambling for any reason no matter how asinine or far-fetched - this is not someone that's going to be dissuaded by silly things like logic or facts.
In the meantime, don't y'all go shooting any cows or horses that wander onto community college campuses, y'hear?
That is all.