College faculty are being trained to fight active shooters with…hockey pucks

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Liberal logic: We have a “no weapons” policy. Criminal breaks rule and comes to school with weapon to shoot people. University police: Arm yourself with a hockey puck!

I get that some people are afraid of guns. Yet I just don’t understand the mindset that one would choose to be defenseless.

There has been two sexual assaults in my neighborhood during the past month. My revolver is within my reach. I choose to have an equalizer if a criminal breaches my safety.

A hockey puck IS NOT an equalizer.

From Fox News: How do you stop a bad guy with a gun when there’s no good guy with a gun around? Maybe throw a hockey puck at him.

A university in suburban Detroit is distributing hockey pucks as a form of self-defense against potential active shooters, according to reports.

Because Oakland University has a no-weapons policy, university police Chief Mark Gordon suggested using a hockey puck to distract a shooter.

The first thing that came to my mind was a hockey puck. I was a hockey coach for my kids growing up. I remember getting hit in the head with a hockey puck once and it hurt,” university police Chief Mark Gordon told Detroit’s FOX 2.

Gordon said to fight effectively, faculty and students need to be prepared to throw heavy objects that will cause a distraction. Gordan said pucks fit the bill and can conveniently be carried in brief cases or backpacks.

It was just kind of a spur-of-the-moment idea that seemed to have some merit to it and it kind of caught on,” Gordon told the Detroit News.

Upon Gordon’s suggestion, Professor Tom Discenna, president of the faculty union, spearheaded an effort to purchase 2,500 hockey pucks for union members and students, the Free Press reported.

“Eight hundred of them have been distributed to our faculty members and there’s an additional 1,700 that I’m working with student congress to distribute to our students,” Discenna told FOX 2.

“It’s just the idea of having something, a reminder that you’re not powerless and you’re not helpless in the classroom,” Discenna told the paper.

The black discs were distributed earlier this month, and are part of a campaign to raise money for interior locks on classroom doors, the report said.

The effort, spurred by the need for safety education after the Virginia Tech rampage in 2007, will “empower faculty and students to have a plan to have something to defend themselves rather than just freezing in place,” Gordon told the Detroit News.

In May, poll results showed that nearly three-quarters of Michigan’s teachers opposed efforts to arm teachers, the Free Press reported.


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19 responses to “College faculty are being trained to fight active shooters with…hockey pucks

  1. They are just hooked on stupid. A hockey puck might be something I’d use to stuff the perp’s mouth with after I shot him. You do such a wonderful job of explaining things. It IS stupid.

    How can they not see that? We all know that this has nothing to do with crime and the last thing they want is cattle who can defend themselves. The likelihood of a ‘real’ one of these is so minuscule as to make preparing for one a terrible waste of time.

    Of course such “training” (read conditioning) is great for molding behavior. They want ignorant cattle who are afraid of their own shadows. Apparently there are not shortages of those who will assist in their own destruction.

  2. NY-SAFE forbids the carrying of more than 7 pucks….. Nobody needs 10 pucks to brain a shooter and too many people have already been pucked….

  3. What the Puck?!??!!

  4. What if the made up school shooter wears a hockey mask?

    • Excellent point. A rational question that will be ignored by those who truly do not understand the art of self defense.

  5. Slapshot Versus AR-15…..!!

  6. Never bring a hockey puck to a gunfight.

    Reminds me of hitchhiking out of Jackson, Wyoming years ago. This guy picked me up and drove me to Dubois. He told me that I was the first hitchhiked he picked up in fifteen years. I asked why. Fifteen years ago he picked up this hitchhiker. To make a long story short, the hitchhiker pulled out a knife and told the driver to give him his wallet. The driver gave him his wallet. They drove down the road a little more and the hitchhiker told him to drop him off there. The guy dropped him off and drove up the road a hundred yards and stopped. He reached in the back of his seat and pulled out a handgun. He put his pickup in reverse and pulled up to the hitchhiker. He pulled his gun on the hitchhiker and said, “Give me my wallet back.” The hitchhiker threw him his wallet. Then the driver said, “Now give me your wallet.”

    Never bring a knife to a gun fight.

  7. I’d have advised Bat-a-rangs!

  8. Yep that should go well, let’s see, how often does a professional member of the National Hockey Team score a goal?

    Obviously a liberal idea, it’s time to ice the puck and get out a gun. J.C.

  9. So much for the intelligence of “higher education”.

  10. Too bad Don Rickles isn’t around to call Chief Gordon “Hockey Puck,” because that’s what he seems to be! Hey, Chief Gordon, signal Batman—maybe he can help you!

    Is it just me, or is almost everyone in the news these days FREAKING STUPID???

  11. That might work if the offenders are merely hockey sticks.

    This sounds WAY too much like liberal thinking, which I don’t believe liberals are capable of thinking… least not in a normal way.

  12. Let’s put it this way…. If you shoved a Liberal’s brain up a mouse’s ass it would look like a hockey puck in The Bell Centre in Montreal….

  13. Ah! The Don Rickles defense!

  14. Kevin J Lankford

    How bout just banning crisis drills. Teacher would really be in trouble if they actually hurt one of these fake shooters.


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