Congratulations, Unnamed Idaho Man! You Are Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

[UPDATE]:

Our idiot has a name: Byron L. Bennett, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Brilliant.

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Barely two months after an NRA-drafted “guns-on-campus” bill went into effect in Idaho, and on just the sixth day of classes, this happened:

SALMON Idaho (Reuters) – An Idaho State University assistant professor with a concealed-carry gun permit shot himself in the foot with a semiautomatic handgun that accidentally discharged from inside his pocket in a chemistry classroom full of students, police said on Wednesday.

Apparently the professor involved had one of the “enhanced concealed carry” permits required to carry on campus.

Slow clap.

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9 responses to “Congratulations, Unnamed Idaho Man! You Are Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. When no one else is hurt, I just love, love, love when these idiots shoot themselves (non-fatally).

  2. Number one. A teacher needs to project a certain wisdom and knowledge that sets them substantially above their protegés in order to command their full attention and thusly impart knowledge. One can guess that the day’s lesson was more or less lost in the ensuing laughter and panic. That professor was knocked down more than one peg when he shot himself in the foot. (Isn’t that a cliché or something?)

    My other point.
    In response to the new law, the university for the first time dispatched public safety officers armed with semiautomatic pistols to patrol the university’s southeastern Idaho campus this summer to safeguard students and staff.

    What happens when one of these wannabe cop yahoos encounters students drinking on campus or maybe lighting up a joint? Trying to bring dope into a concert or something like that. I remember well when UC San Diego instituted Community Service Officers in 1981. But those guys couldn’t actually shoot you. They mostly just nagged you or threatened to call the police.

    • I’m just wondering what world these yahoos are living in. Pocatello, Idaho needs fucking armed security staff on patrol to “safeguard students and staff”? Really? In fucking Pocatello, Idaho? What are they looking for, bears? It’s ridiculous.

      • Read that a second time. The university added armed patrols in response to a law allowing people to carry guns on campus. It sounds to me as if they’re worried about incompetent yahoos packing heat, which is clearly an entirely reasonable worry.

      • UGH you’re right, I overlooked that … well hey, works for the NRA I guess! More gun sales!

  3. According to mikeb302000@blogspot,com it was a student who had the gun–that sounds wrong.

    In the event:

    “The only thing that will stop a bad professor from mis-informing his students is a good professor with a gun!”.

    • That’s wrong, every report says it was the professor. The gun was in his pocket and went off during a lecture:

      POCATELLO – The Idaho State University instructor who accidentally shot himself in the foot Tuesday has been identified as Byron Bennett, an assistant professor of chemistry.
      Bennett was giving a lecture Tuesday when a small caliber pistol that he was carrying in his pocket discharged. The incident occurred in the Physical Science Complex at 785 South Eighth Avenue just before 4 p.m. ISU Public Safety and the Pocatello police responded to the scene.
      According to police reports, Bennett possesses a current Idaho Enhanced Concealed Weapons Permit, an Idaho Basic Concealed Weapons Permit and a Utah Concealed Weapons Permit.