Interesting Event In Class Today

Interesting Event In Class Today

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    Today in my Competing with Information Technology class, a 300 level business course, I made an interesting observation about some people.

    It started when my Professor began to make an analogy, using assault rifles. She incorrectly stated that, "...assault rifles have certain features that make them more dangerous than other commonly owned weapons and handguns." Now to be honest I was half asleep before she said this, but as soon as I heard it I woke right up. She was not intending to start a conversation on gun control, but then a young man about my age sitting to my rear piped up and said something to the effect of, "I don't understand why anyone needs to own one of these assault weapons."

    At this point I spoke up and basically shut the conversation down, saying, "Actually it is a very common misconception that assault rifles have any particular features that make them more dangerous than any other kind of rifle used for self-defense or hunting. The Ruger Mini-14 which is never portrayed as a assault rifle and is used every day for hunting, self-defense, and sport fires the exact same round as a so called assault rifle and is identical in operation, both are semi-automatics, they simply look different."

    Now I said that all relatively quickly as I was upset about the way both the professor had incorrectly began the conversation and the immediate baseless opinion given by my classmate. The professor then said she didn't want to go into the subject because it is too hotly debated of a topic right now, and moved on.

    This isn't what surprised me though, I expect this. I go to a very liberal college in quite possibly one of the most liberal cities in the United States. What surprised me was the ability of my classmates to make the distinction between the PERSON being the problem or cause of a crime, and not the INANIMATE OBJECT. They lack the ability to connect that line of thinking to firearms, and for the life of me I cannot understand why other than that they have a purely emotional feeling towards it, and have been grossly misinformed.

    Regardless, I was disappointed.
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    Them and another 100 million or so others who share their same irrational view.
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    They are programed to think that way because it's all they ever hear and quite frankly, all they want to hear. Emotional reaction vs critical thinking.

    Good for you for speaking up though!
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    Good for you for speaking up. Yuo never know, but you might have planted the seed of doubt in someone elses mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreddy View Post
    Good for you for speaking up. Yuo never know, but you might have planted the seed of doubt in someone elses mind.
    And right there, you have MY agenda.
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    Nice speak out.

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    You just got yourself a "D" in this I.T. 300 class...Mr. Smarty pants.
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    Stand your ground, and speak out when you can. Logical and reasonable arguments may sway a couple of people, and that's a win. Good for you.
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    Methinks you'd better plan on retaking the class next semester.
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    Sounds like typical leftist behavior. "I'll bring up a controversial subject and put forth my uninformed opinion but as soon as someone challenges it with rational dialogue it's not a suitable topic for conversation any more."

    You see it every day on CNN.

    Good for you for setting the record straight.
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    Your classmates just simply don't know. And instead of educating themselves about the subject,(would require some effort) they just parrot the liberal talking points that are being shoved down their throats in these government indoctronation centers. That's why these skulls full of mush are so easy to mislead and why the progressives go after the youth. They are content to let someone else think and speak for them. Good little robots.
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    @TheConcealer. Please change you avatar.
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    You did better than me.

    A couple of years back while I was still in college I had a similar incident happen. Some snively little hipster in the front row piped up with some comments about it being ridiculous that people are able to own guns in the United States because "they kill so many innocent people." This came after he made some remark about Canada having the health system figured out. Anyways, I couldn't take it anymore. Right in the middle of class and in front of everybody I blurted out "Guns don't kill people, they are inanimate objects. Guns are a part of America and some of us like it the way it is. If you like other countries so much then why don't you quit trying to ruin MINE and get the heck out!"

    Needless to say just about everyone in the entire class turned around to see exactly where in the back of the class that came from. I didn't get in trouble, but I'm sure I completely lived up to peoples expectations that veterans are "dangerous crazy people"....lol. Oh well.

    I also argued with an openly gay teacher about potential problems stemming from gays openly serving in the military....but that's a different story.....
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    Hitler used fear of the boogy man in 1933 to take away rights from the German population. He then went after anyone with a brain and made an example of them or eliminated them. Google " Nazi Terror Begins " if you would like to read a one page history of it.

    Get people scared enough and they will do anything you say without question. You offer them a simple minded solution, and they will take it hook line and sinker.

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