Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gun = nut 

Hamline University has told suspended student Troy Scheffler that he will be required to seek a mental health exam before returning to school. The interim suspension, enforced on April 23, continues in place to this day, according to a press release from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
�Hamline�s punishment of Troy Scheffler is severe, unfair, and apparently unwarranted,� FIRE President Greg Lukianoff said. �Peacefully advocating for students� ability to carry a concealed weapon as a response to the Virginia Tech shootings may be controversial, but it simply does not justify ordering a mandatory psychological evaluation.�
There has been no movement, apparently, since Mitch and Ed interviewed him. I had a chance to talk with Troy before he went on their show and I did not find anything in him that appeared in any way "nutty". But apparently the willingness of a person to argue for concealed carry permits as a way of defending yourself on a campus from a Virginia Tech-style homicidal rage is so far outside Hamline's experience as to lead to such speculation. And, it would appear, reason to deny Scheffler any form of due process within Hamline's judicial system.