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Kansas Professor David Guth Hopes Shooter Targets Children

by Robert W. Hunnicutt   |  September 20th, 2013 13
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, second from right, present a wreath at the Navy Memorial on Tuesday in Washington to commemorate those killed in Monday's shooting. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press)

David Guth is an associate journalism professor at the University of Kansas, and I suspect that he would tell you he prides himself on his tolerance and open-mindedness.

Apparently that doesn’t extend to gun owners, as he recently Tweeted that he hoped the next mass shooting would target the sons and daughters of NRA members. He wound up his little tirade with, “Shame on you. May God damn you.”


When the website Campus Reform offered him the chance to retract or modify his remarks, he doubled down: “Hell no, hell no, I do not regret that Tweet,” he said. “I don’t take it back one bit.”

Responding to return Tweets decrying his original blast, he said, “God’s justice takes many forms.” I think you’d have to go back to the days of Savonarola or Torquemada for that view of divine justice.

This exchange, along with many others involving athletes, entertainers and politicians, illustrates the dangers of using Twitter, which is why I don’t. It does, however give the public a porthole into the minds of its users, and the view there is often not pretty. Guth’s Tweet reminded me of this rant against an anti-lynching bill from Mississippi Sen. Theodore Bilbo in 1938:

“If you succeed in the passage of this bill, you will open the floodgates of hell in the South. Raping, mobbing, lynching, race riots, and crime will be increased a thousandfold; and upon your garments and the garments of those who are responsible for the passage of the measure will be the blood of the raped and outraged daughters of Dixie, as well as the blood of the perpetrators of these crimes that the red-blooded Anglo-Saxon white Southern men will not tolerate.”

Social media like Twitter enable even humble associate professors to strut on a stage that Bilbo could only have dreamed. He and other anti-gunners are entitled to their views. They aren’t, however, entitled to hold them while donning the robes of tolerance and open-mindedness.

UPDATE (9/20/13): WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Mo., reports the University of Kansas has placed Guth on administrative leave as a result of his comments.

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  • Jerry Debrosky

    Looks like all Demorats are born bad????

    • Heretic2011

      You have that backwards. They’re born bad, so they become Democrats/ liberals.

  • A thinking academic with a gun

    It is unfortunate that Prof. Guth is a VERY SMALL thinker, but he is. And, his emotional intelligence is clearly on holiday, if he has any at all.

  • Blazej

    And to think that a learned “Professor” could come up with a statement like THAT? – Kinda makes you wonder just WHO is teaching our children. An educated Moron! — Oh well — Nothing New there.

    • larry burdge

      Nothing new with “so-called” higher educated idiots running around spewing their vitriol and hate to/of anyone with a differing point of view. Liberalism, a mental disease of which very few are ever cured.

  • Tom

    His call to violent action on Americans he disagrees with is anti-American.

  • Thom green

    Perhaps some snot nosed little commie college kid at this kansas campus wont like being told he has to pay thru the ass for obama care and target college professors?

  • Carol Dorne

    What is the surprise, every mass shooting we have had is by a liberal Democrat or their off spring, (on prescription drugs like Ritalin) because they don’t want to spend the time raising them., Including terrorist ones. And those we paid for because they were illegals living on our welfare. And I’m tired of that too, kick the illegals out of the country. Hard you say, , No, cut off their funds. John

  • tommy

    Kerry signed the UN treaty today. He and the whole Obama clan need to leave Office to the real world.

    • chocopot

      No, they need to be charged with treason.

  • larry burdge

    Of which political affiliation and influence are the mass shooters? Democrats, that’s who.

  • Bob Wow

    Sick-o!!! Sounds like hi has some issues.

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