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Twenty-eight years ago me and my horrible hair graduated @sunyplattsburgh, thanks to the mentorship of Professor David Mowry. We lost him yesterday. Read my very emotional tribute to him at #philosophy #collegife Hi listeners! Do you want to see our host Jack Russell Weinstein (@diasporajack) in person as he deejays fun and exciting music? Come down to @ojatadogmahal records this Saturday for the fourth installment of Ska and Waffles! Rehearsing for Tuesday night! Want to hear #Klezmer music live? Come to Why? Radio’s 10th anniversary party, Tuesday at 6:30. Details at @prairiepublic @diasporajack @empireartscenter Above two folds! Thanks @gfherald @prairiepublic ❓📩❓📩❓📩❓📩❓📩
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Last night, I was interviewed by Alan Colmes on Fox News Radio. The subject, not surprisingly, was open-carry laws, but he was particularly interested in my comments that gun owners are not a protected class. That last issue has been picked up by the NRA, Opposing Views, Campus Reform and others.

Frankly, I’m a little surprised by the attention this innocuous comment got, since protected classes are clearly defined by the courts. But, if things remained simple, I wouldn’t have a job, and I’m happy my remarks were layered enough to bring out the philosophical issues underpinning my earlier blog post.

Anyhow, here is the link to the interview on Fox News Radio’s website.

Link to interview

Please submit your comments below. Since all of this started on PQED, it would be nice for my readers to have a say, as well.

3 comments on “Listen to the Jack Russell Weinstein/Alan Colmes Interview on open-carry gun activists and on whether gun owners are a protected class.

  1. wise mom says:

    The entire long gun issue started in my home town of Temple, TX with that idiot, CJ Grisham. The officer that arrested him probably wouldn't have had CJ just done what he was told. Instead, he refused directives, cussed, and resisted arrest. I am a republican gun owner, but these people that want to carry them around like it's the wild west are NOT the calm, law- abiding citizens they claim to be. Some have criminal records and use aliases. For months after the Grisham arrest, his supporters called and mailed death threats to police officers, sent fake bombs and poison to the police station, took pictures of the arresting officer's family and home and posted his address on social media. They are an embarrassment to our town. They give gun owners a bad name.

  2. I'm an adjunct professor at a community college in Texas. Our legislature just passed – with all universities & police forces opposed to it – concealed carry of handguns on college campuses. I'm afraid of accidental shootings or intimidation tactics. Can I ask them to pile them in the corner during class? Mrs. Rocki Holder.

  3. I'm an adjunct professor at a community college in Texas. Our legislature just passed – with all universities & police forces opposing it – concealed carry of handguns on campus. I'm afraid of accidental shootings or intimidation tactics. Can I ask them to stack them in the corner?

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