Well that didn’t take long, did it?
Many families in Newtown, Connecticut still don’t even know all the facts related to the mass murder which took place but one professor at the University of Oregon is already using the tragedy to push gun control.
Expect much more of this in the coming weeks. Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform has the story.
Professor politicizes Newton [sic] massacre, calls for greater gun control
Just hours after the deadly assault on Newton Elementary School on Friday a professor had already turned to Twitter to argue for stricter gun control laws.
“We may never know what ‘clicks,’ but we do know that access to weapons gives people easier ability to maim. #GunControl,” professor Elaine Replogie of the University of Oregon tweeted.
“Another shooting in a school. And still people will argue with me about #guncontrol. #NoComment,” she added.
Replogie specializes in the sociology of mental health and describes herself on her Twitter account as a “mostly liberal veganish” professor.
One of her tweets appeared to mock gun advocates who contend that guns reduce violent crime.
“’Oh but if somebody had a gun…’ #Head-Desk,” Replogie tweeted without further explanation.
Campus Reform was unable to reach Replogie for comment by phone, but she insisted to Campus Reform over Twitter that more stringent gun control legislation “certainty would prevent” many shootings.
Professor politicizes Newton massacre, calls for greater gun control (Campus Reform)