University of Colorado physics professor cancels classes if he finds out that there is a permitted concealed handgun in the class

This professor strikes me as kind of crazy.  Is he really afraid of going off of campus?  I doubt it.   Does he have any evidence that permit holders pose a danger to himself or others?  No.  From the Denver Post:
CU physics professor Jerry Peterson — speaking for himself Monday, not the faculty group he leads — said he wants his students to feel safe to engage in classroom discussions that could be controversial.
"My own personal policy in my classes is if I am aware that there is a firearm in the class — registered or unregistered, concealed or unconcealed — the class session is immediately canceled," Peterson said. "I want my students to feel unconstrained in their discussions." . . .

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Blogger Nicholas Darkwater said...

Well, that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy if handled correctly. If a legally carried handgun is properly concealed, the professor is thereby unaware of it. QEF

I carry, and only my wife may be occasionally aware of it. I take the word concealed very seriously, which means that no one, even my close friends, should know. I like to think that most people who have concealed-carry permits are of a like mind.

The professor is only making an empty declaration for the sake of publicity and to establish his liberal bona fides.

8/22/2012 9:34 AM  
Blogger Rob K said...

What sort of physics classes is this guy teaching that he thinks they'll have controversial discussions that might result in gun play?

8/22/2012 10:19 AM  
Blogger lowly said...

Don't ask, don't tell?

8/22/2012 7:40 PM  
Blogger sarena william said...

It seems like professor don't like Guns and not much aware of rules as well.

8/27/2012 1:06 AM  

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