Prof Describes Campus Carry as ‘Right-Wing’ Plot to Prevent Students From Being Educated

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A video uploaded to Facebook last week shows a professor from University of Central Florida (UCF) slamming Republicans as anti-education and trigger-happy.

In the video released by the Young Democrats of Orange County, which clocks in at nearly two hours, UCF English professor Barry Mauer, political commentator Michelle Ertel, Democratic State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, and Republican State Rep. Scott Plakon engage in a debate over ‘campus carry,’ which would enable students with concealed carry permits to exercise their Second Amendment rights at public colleges and universities.

Mauer made the most shocking argument by far, proclaiming that campus carry is really a Republican plot to prevent people from becoming educated.

Referring to campus carry as “part of a conservative attack on many, many fronts on higher education, and frankly all of us that are in academia know about it,” Mauer declared that he and others in higher education “see it as a power grab and the reason we see it as a power grab is because the right wing doesn’t want people to be educated. It wants them to be educated but not in the ways that involve critical thinking, solidarity, cit…

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