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Kansas professor issues death wish upon children of NRA members

Kansas professor issues death wish upon children of NRA members

This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.

OSAWATOMIE — The University of Kansas took swift action to punish and condemn a journalism professor who issued a death wish upon the sons and daughters of National Rifle Association members following the deadly Navy Yard Shooting this week.

In a statement released Friday morning, KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced that associate professor of journalism David Guthhad been placed on indefinite administrative leave, pending a review of the situation, to “prevent disruptions to the learning environment for students.”

Guth vented on his personal Twitter account in response to the death of 13 individuals following a shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. He placed the blame squarely on members of the NRA, and hoped children of gun rights supporters would find themselves in the line of fire next time.

Guth vented on his personal Twitter account in response to the death of 13 individuals following a shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. He placed the blame squarely on members of the NRA, and hoped children of gun rights supporters would find themselves in the line of fire next time.

 

KU officials issued sharp rebukes of Guth’s comments Thursday.

“The contents of Professor Guth’s tweet were repugnant and in no way represent the views or opinions of the University of Kansas,” said Tim Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs at KU. “Like all Americans, he has the right under the First Amendmentto express his personal views and is protected in that regard. But it is truly disgraceful that these views were expressed in such a callous and uncaring way. We expect all members of the university community to engage in civil discourse and not make inflammatory and offensive comments.”

The Lawrence Journal-World reports:

Guth, in an interview on Thursday, said, “I did not advocate violence against anybody.” He said he was, instead, trying to make gun advocates see shootings like the one at Navy Yard from the point of view of the victims and their families. “I was getting tired of hearing comments in the media and Twitter that, ‘Gee, this wouldn’t have happened if the office staff at the Navy Yard had been armed,” he said.

As for the “May God damn you” comment, Guth said: “I think they are on the wrong side of the angels on this issue. I wasn’t cursing them. I was stating that I would like to see God put judgment on them.”

University officials have not clarified whether Guth will continue to receive pay while on leave. According to KansasOpenGov.org, last year Guth was paid $90,139.92.

Contact Travis Perry at travis@kansaswatchdog.org, or follow him on Twitter at @muckraker62.

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  • Altosackbuteer

    It sounds like the professor will continue to be paid while on absence.

    Oh well. Teaching journalism, it wasn’t like he was earning his pay, anyway.

  • daibutsu

    Living proof you can get pregnant through ^n^l intercourse….

  • globalcrap

    This liberal O Bogus p o s blames, the NRA for the shootings committed by an O Bogus nut. The NRA people who have weapons need these weapons to protect their families from these O Bogus people. Mr. O Bogus teacher, type in Chicago murders 2013, or just about any liberal city ,and see why America needs to arm themselves.

  • tdott71

    Typical type of behavior from the tolerance folks

  • AndyR

    Liberals make you wish birth control was retro-active!

  • JayC777

    If I was a victim or family member of one of the victims I’d be angry at Clinton and government for making the Navy Yard a ‘gun free zone’.
    Jay
    Is not sure about his spot in heaven but is sure he’s ahead of this tourd.

  • eewell

    Another unhinged leftist?

  • OldNewsie

    Colleges have been responsible for this mindset that is imbued in journalists these days. The cry, “take back our schools” was never more needed or pertinent.

  • GomeznSA

    That should more properly be a never ending stream (river/flood?) of unhinged leftists. And of course one of the issues that allows them to continue is that they never own up to their comments – it is always ‘that wasn’t what I really meant’ or ‘it was taken out of context’ or one of their favorites ‘I was just being sarcastic and/or trying to tell a joke’.
    Most of us are simply sick and tired of their outright hypocrisy and will continue to call them out on it. They need to ‘own’ their comments and be held accountable for their hatred.

  • GomeznSA

    And no matter how many times we point out their blatant hypocrisy and pure unadulterated hatred for those who will NOT follow their party line, they keep coming back.

  • WEBIII

    That will teach him, you’re on paid vacation until further notice. That’s what they would do to all of you in the private sector right?

  • Dustoff

    It’s a lib. The only think they are good at.

  • Arminius

    Paid vacation, either forever or until they quietly reinstate him, teaching one course per week at 8AM on Fridays.
    Reminds one of the newly retired, permanently pensioned Lois Lerner, formerly of the Gestap—sorry, of the IRS.

    Hey, can I make some wildly inappropriate and inflammatory statements, so that I can knock off work but still collect a check?
    No. Thought not.

    Enjoy paying for this parasite, Kansas taxpayers. Perhaps some phonecalls to your state legislators would be appropriate.

  • CyclingFoodmanPA

    Demand the governor put pressure on KU to fire David Guth.
    KS Gov. Sam Browback
    877-579-6757

    Demand the Chancelor Bernadette Gray-Little fire David Guth
    KU Chancelors Office
    785-864-3131
    I already called as I graduated from KU in 1980 and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army.
    LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL about this mental midget!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 aemoreira81

    The author may not or may not be in the know on this…but is David Guth tenured? That would make a world of a difference; if he is not, Guth can be fired. If not, KU is probably stuck with Guth.

  • TheBitterClinger1

    There are way to many people in too many ‘colleges’ thus allowing jerks to become ‘college instructors’ or be professors of really stupid stuff. Associate Professor of Journalism David Guthhad MIGHT be qualified to deliver papers.

  • Proud_to_be_American

    Hasn’t this cow ever heard that to wish bad luck upon someone will come back on you?

  • lankyjones

    I certainly hope the 12 killed at the Navy Yard were not children of gun rights supporters. That would suspend Mr. Guth’s convictions about just recompense beyond any convenient credibility. He sounds like the piss-poorest type of loser even though he wasn’t so much as scratched.

  • Proud_to_be_American

    All the recent mass murders, have been registered democrats or the spawn of them!

  • Proud_to_be_American

    Just as islam is the religion of peace!

  • ConservativeJoe

    Let me get this straight. The good professor is misusing his 1st Amendment rights to attack an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of our 2nd Amendment rights?

    Why doesn’t he cut to the chase and call for the end of all individual inherent rights and announce his support for obama’s New World Order? Apparently this liberal “educator” is not the brave warrior of socialism that he thinks he is. Professor Guthhad is just another loud-mouthed Walter Mitty standing safe atop his ivory tower of higher learning, hurling messages of “enlightenment” at the great unwashed.

    He is an example of the teachers who turn out “journalists” who are really just creators of agitprop garbage of Marxist ideology. This professor is the enemy of liberty.

  • Dragun

    Nice to see a hyphenated official do something right by the condemnation. Now if she changes her name ……………………

  • ConservativeJoe

    GomeznSA, good point! I like to think of the liberals as being like pesky “mosquitoes” that spread chaos instead of Malaria through their deceit and nefarious methods.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would invent an aerosol spray that would repel these insufferable pests beyond hearing range.

  • ata777

    KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced that David Guthhad been placed
    leave to “prevent disruptions to the
    learning environment for students?” This kind of crap IS the learning environment to which the overwhelming majority of college students are subjected.

  • Stan Welli

    So KU has its own Ward Churchill. Since he’s still receiving pay perhaps their football team could use him in practice as a tackling dummy.

  • ITTY UP

    Though it has, under pressure, gotten better
    —BE AWARE— as with all the ‘MAY–SIN–Re’
    run and sponsored fronts, the NRA tends to
    be ‘on board’ when it comes down.

    They’ve come up dangerously short in the past
    and will probably do so again.

    GOA is better —but, again, do NOT leave it up
    to some self appointed organization to ‘represent’ you.

    ‘MAY–SIN–Re’ and the interlocking network
    of foundations and fronts —-is DEADLY.

  • Maximus_Legitimus

    There are far more legally owned fire arms today than in the history of the US and using the reasoning (not), of our esteemed liberal journalists, the nation should be awash with blood.
    Yet, it is within the cities having the most stringent gun laws and run by liberals where we find the highest murder rates.
    In contrast, our so called ‘fly over’ states, governed by conservatives, where multiple gun ownership is the norm and children are taught how to safely handle a fire arm at an early age as well as accompany their parents or older siblings into the field to harvest game, it is here where gun violence is a rarity.

  • the old sarge

    if anyone tries to look at where the gunmen who go on rempages look it is ( OR HAS BEEN) in gun(weapons free zones).school’s, work places.ect where the boss’s are afriad to let persons defend themself. need to think about that instead of OH THE GUN SHOT SOMEONE. the gun only worked in the hands of the man.the nut behind the trigger is the same one just like the one behind the steering wheel of a car grrrrrrrr, duuuuuu

  • http://www.flinthillsteaparty.com/ DeepWheat

    A Gadsden flag works nicely on all but the most persistent f’idiot lib-ocrites…

    Just sayin’…

  • http://www.flinthillsteaparty.com/ DeepWheat

    Members of the KS House & Senate are already all over this… even so far as to remind the Regents and the KU Chancellor that their budget (as it currently stands) is a few hundred million $$ under-funded, and the Legislature will get a first-read of that education-funding budget sometime in the next week or two…

    **SNAP!!**

  • http://www.flinthillsteaparty.com/ DeepWheat

    Yes, David Guth has tenure… but contrary to the myth they attempt to popularize, tenured academics CAN be terminated, for due cause… and Guth already had one strike on his record…

  • http://www.flinthillsteaparty.com/ DeepWheat

    Short-circuit between keyboard & chair??

    Just kidding! ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 aemoreira81

    Using this as cause is going to be extremely tricky.

  • Arminius

    Excellent.
    I foresee some cuts at the Ivory Tower.

  • GomeznSA

    Perhaps, BUT it could be used (if properly done) as a graphic example of the need for a ‘real’ journalist to NOT use their position to tout their PERSONAL beliefs. After all, don’t they all ‘claim’ that they are being objective and only reporting the facts?

  • GomeznSA

    I don’t know – sometimes I think that they have NO concept of the original meaning, much less its applicability to today.

  • RedStateVet

    He certainly can parse his words with the best of them. When Baghdad Carney finally leaves, this guy should be able to fill in nicely.

  • gregp2318

    Im a NRA member.. come on over.. we are having a party in your honor..

  • popseal

    19,000+ shooters came to our range in 2012 without incident or accident. Our range safety officers follow NRA protocols. The professor could have blamed the Mothers Against Drunk Driving for highway crashes just the same.

  • GomeznSA

    Yep – when was the last time there was an organized outcry against the evil auto makers for ANY car crash, much less when alcohol is involved. The hoplophobes simply REFUSE to place the blame where it truly lies: with the human being who chooses to misuse a mechanical device.

  • califjim

    Free? How about mandatory!

  • Culture_Warrior

    NRA isn’t all bad. Michael Moore has a lifetime membership.

  • DJC_46

    Leftists are vile. This one simply let his guard down.

  • AgTrotter

    FTA: Guth, in an interview on Thursday, said, “I did not advocate violence against anybody.”

    Based upon Guth’s obvious stupidity and lack of understanding of the English language, he is unfit to be a college professor.

  • Montesquieu

    If one claims that the state should reduce discontent due to envy, one will also claim that the liberty to earn unequal incomes is unfair.

  • elmofuddleputt

    This clown makes 90k a year and I’m jerking off to feed the chickens. *sigh*