A night at the gun club

Theresa Tayler, University Affairs, Jan 31, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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I am not sure why there is a push to have gun clubs opened on campuses across Canada, and I'm not sure why University Affairs requested and published this puff-piece supporting the idea, but in my own opinion there's no good reason for universities (and especially public universities) to be promoting gun clubs. We read that "any significant contention around starting a gun club on campus isn't because of opposing moral or social views; hurdles come up because most student associations and university offices have strict protocols and rules around the administration of all clubs." But this is most certainly not true. Guns are not an appropriate educational technology. And let me be the first (and by no means the last) to say we don't need this, we don't want this, and we think it should stop. And I think University Affairs has some explaining to do. Image: Theresa Tayler.

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