I need to know what she is talking about for sure….because this sound stupid.

Other students worry that the stress of college could set otherwise normal college students off.“Wtih finals week and midterms week coming up I feel like having that sort of stress would make having guns on college campuses way more dangerous,” Sumaya Akhter, a senior at USF said.  “For God’s sake we aren’t even allowed to be on the balcony unattended cause people might jump off and commit suicide.”

Source: Are guns on campus the answer to stop university shootings – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

Have we raised a generation of such fragile egos that building height is an issue? Is suicide now some sort of palatable excuse and a badge of honor when you are “stressed”? Holy shit, bring back smoking if needed be. Nicotine helps.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “Anybody from USF?”
  1. Colleges have always been the bastion of “progressive” thought and ideas. Nowadays it has reached epidemic levels. Everything is a “trigger” or a “microagression” (Miguel, don’t look those up unless you are smoking…) and the student body is beyond oversensitive.

    While yes, I went to college (UM) and the usual litany of progressive BS was present there in the late 1990s, it generally came from the faculty and staff, with most students just shrugging it off. Kids would get caught drinking underage and while on paper, the penalty was something to the effect of a wannabe AA session, the student who ran the program knew it was pointless and just signed off on your attendance after about two minutes. Nowadays I suppose underage drinking would warrant an afternoon in the stocks at the student union.

    The irony of the situation with colleges nowadays is that popular entertainers such as Jerry Seinfeld (an unabashed liberal) refuses to perform at them because he deems the crowd to be “too PC”.

  2. This is what I posted in the ABC story comments.

    “Too many bad things could happen.”
    REALLY?!? Point to one real world example. And it can’t be from your over-active fertile imagination.

    The laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. People who will do you harm DO NOT CARE how many laws they violate. Laws only restrain those who are willing to abide by them and give you a legal mechanism to prosecute people who do a certain type of prohibited action. That puts the ‘Law-Abiding’ at the disadvantage. Criminals, by definition, are law-breakers. They have no regard for the law in the first place, so another law would mean very little to them. What it would instead do, is turn law-abiding citizens into much easier targets for criminals.
    If a person is intent on causing harm to another person, do you REALLY think an invisible line on the ground will cause him to turn around, go back to his car, put his guns up, and then go continue to cause harm to another person? If a person is intent on causing harm to another person, do you REALLY think they will care about the punishments for stepping over that arbitrary line with their firearm/weapon? If a person is intent on causing harm to another person, do you REALLY think disarming those intended victims is the best way to go about seeing to their safety? Laws which make certain places illegal to carry a firearm don’t mean spit to the criminal and put the Citizen in peril. Criminals respect guns, not laws. Forcible disarmament of a given population is no guarantee that someone who doesn’t adhere to the law/security procedures won’t slip through the net. But it IS a guarantee that those who abide by the law/security procedures will be unarmed in the face of a deadly assault.

    What we really need are policies that penalize politicians and managers who undermine the right and ability of law-abiding citizens to get, carry and use the guns and ammunition they need to protect the right to life itself from the madmen and criminals who burden our society.

    The idea of creating a safer, more peaceful, more human society by requiring that decent people yield ground to, and accede to the demands of, violent criminals is a quaint experiment that long ago ran its course. Give it up.

  3. Yes. Yes, we are raising a generation of fragile special little snowflakes. If we did not, who would be the next to claim victimhood – without rioting and burning down their own neighborhoods?

    It is racial, and there is no doubt about it. These are the kids who have been brainwashed into believing that striking back is not the answer and the representatives of the government (teachers, school administrators, police in that order as they grow up) are the only ones who are allowed to enforce the rules.

    So what we are (supposedly) left with are those who learn that the way to respond to frustration and disappointment is to lash out, and those who learn that the way is to whine and cry and seek cuddling from someone who will tell them that they are still special.

    And then there is the very small group who somehow manage to learn how to cope – to adapt, improvise and overcome. Where the cracks are that they slip through remains a well-guarded secret.

    stay safe.

  4. Miguel,
    I was a student at USF in the early 80s. As far as memory serves, this stuff never even came up. Of course, I was not a resident student, and I was not a liberal arts major, so maybe I just missed it. I used to have to carry at work, so when I went to school I didn’t want to leave my hardware in my car, in case it was broken into. It never even occurred to me that someone would mind. As I said, it never even came up. I went through what all students go through, midterms and finals, what the author of the above piece refers to — and finally graduated, without once even relating any of that to the hardware in my book bag. I think that this is a manufactured problem from these types. Maybe they are afraid of what THEY might do, that THEY might crack-up. So, to prevent what they most fear that THEY, THEMSELVES might do, they want to ban all students from having their normal everyday hardware with them at school. I think that this is the real reason, at least at this level. Of course, the Bloombergs of the world have a different agenda, and a different rationale, for banning firearms….

  5. This is the dumbest crap that I’ve ever heard. I was a college senior a mere 10 years ago. I majored in Chemical Engineering, one of the hardest majors to have at one of the toughest engineering schools in the country. We, my fellow classmates, were stressed. Late nights, all nighters, we powered through it and came out the other side just fine. We had a few kids drop out every year. But this idea that we would end ourselves or each other over senior design projects is absurd and insulting.

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