University of Kansas professor Kevin Willmott taught his first class this semester wearing a bulletproof vest to show his disapproval of Kansas’ new campus carry law.
Campus carry took effect in the state on July 1:
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According to the University Daily Kansan, Willmott said, “Try to forget that I’m wearing a vest, and I’ll try to forget that you could be packing a .44 magnum.” The irony of Willmott’s statement is that the only people carrying guns prior to July 1 were non-law-abiding citizens, and now the good guys can legally be armed in order to stop or stifle an attack.
In other words, concealed carriers are better than a bullet proof vest in that they can actually shoot back.
Willmott said, “The disturbing part of the policy for me is that [the gun] is concealed. It’s kind of a don’t ask, don’t tell kind of a policy, and so, you’re just kind of expected to forget that they’re probably there. And in that sense, you’re kind of living in a lie.” Again, Willmott’s statement overlooks the fact armed bad people have been armed numerous times on gun-free campuses around the country, but the behavior of such bad actors is now in check because good guys can be armed for self-defense.
Willmott is the second professor this school year to try the bullet-proof-in-protest-of-constitutional-rights trick. The first was San Antonio College’s Charles K. Smith, who wore a vest and a helmet to protest campus carry in Texas. Smith admitted that armed bad guys were not waiting for campus carry laws before bringing guns on campus, but he still protested the fact that good guys could now be armed for self-defense.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.