Marshall University professor says gun rights advocates are treasonous and should be executed

A journalism professor at West Virginia’s Marshall University, with the appropriate last name of Swindell, calls Sarah Palin a “half-wit” and members of the National Rifle Association “treasonous” and deserving of the “firing squad.” Swindell also favors the military’s violent suppression of gun rights advocates.

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Here’s Christopher Swindell’s op-ed, with the erudite title “Gun safety debate is B.S.,” in the Charleston wvgazette, May 20, 2013:
Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day.
I am not a New York gun control liberal, either. I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry, and an assortment of hunting rifles to balance West Virginia’s exploding deer population (as evidenced by hourly collisions with cars). So, I am hardly out of the mainstream.
But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all, those survivors and victims are pawns in the liberal agenda is knuckle-dragging Cretan talk.
And no matter how many times Sen. Joe Manchin tries to explain his compromise (a decent attempt thwarted by extremists), the hard right lies and foams. The repeated lies now seem like the truth, what with the likes of Sen. Kelly Ayotte telling them.
Probably the most serious miscalculation opponents make is the guest list for the NRA speaker’s podium. To let the half-wit half-term quitter Sarah Palin have a microphone is to alienate the very people Republicans need to work with on future legislation. To say nothing of the other speakers.
And how does choosing a white, rich old man with an offensive degrading speech about the war of “Northern Aggression” as NRA president forward a sense of reasonableness? History lesson: It was an awful Civil War won decisively some 150 years ago. Over slavery. The Confederacy wanted to keep African-Americans in chains and President Lincoln didn’t.
Sure, there were states’ rights issues, but nullification, secession, and treason were settled at Appomattox Courthouse. Sure, Reconstruction left a bad taste. But, resurrecting these same things, the way South Carolina is as we speak, is to invite a return to the whole concept of a Union.
Here it is. The NRA advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America. That’s treason, and it’s worthy of the firing squad. The B.S. needs a serious gut check. We are not a tin pot banana republic where machine gun toting rebel groups storm the palace and depose the dictator.
We put the president in the White House. To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason. And many invite it gladly as if the African-American president we voted for is somehow infringing on their Constitutional rights.
Normally, I am a peaceable man, but in this case, I am willing to answer the call to defend the country. From them.
To turn the song lyric they so love to quote back on them, “We’ll put a boot in your —, it’s the American way.”
Except it won’t be a boot. It’ll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles. Try treason on for size. See how that suits. And their assault arsenal and RPGs won’t do them any good.
So, to return to reality, all of us. Let’s make common sense gun safety a deciding issue for 2014 and beyond. The NRA certainly has. Let’s push back. We the People. The 85 percent who support more robust background checks. And when the next domestic terrorist with an assault rifle comes along, we can blame the leaders and fringe of the NRA for arming them.

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Here’s Swindell the hypocrite in a Feb. 2011 YouTube video, about how America is divided between the Left and Right, and preaching that the solution is for the bitter partisans to just “stop it.”
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hTdwpwkP70M]
Christopher Swindell is an associate professor of journalism at Marshall University, West Virginia. On RateMyProfessors.com, Swindell’s students gave him a mediocre 3.0 overall rating. Pathetic.
Here’s Swindell’s contact info:

Dr. Chris Swindell
Broadcast Journalism
MU Report, Adviser
Ph: (304) 696-2729
Email: swindell@marshall.edu

Marshall University is a public, i.e., taxpayer-supported university. Here’s contact info for its president, Dr. Stephen J. Kopp:

Office of the President
Old Main 216
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Ph: (304) 696-3977
Email: president@marshall.edu

Click here for the names of Marshall U’s Board of Governors.
~Eowyn

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AKA John Galt
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Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

Mike
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Mike

Another useful idiot or worse. He brings up race three times, calls for violence at least three times… If this is an example of the kind of teachers we have, no wonder the country has so many low information voters.

TrailDust
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Thank you for this post, Dr. Eowyn,
It gets right to the real reason America has become stupid. Leftists have metastasised like cancer all over our educational institutions, and are filling young minds with propaganda.
During a month in Colombia in 1998, I asked a relative living there, “Where is the FARC recruiting their revolutionary army?” His answer, without hesitation (and he leans slightly liberal) was, “From the universities and colleges.”
Dr. Eowyn, as an academic, you are more keenly aware of professors like this than most of us. Thanks for opening up a window so we can see it for ourselves.
~TD

DCG
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If common sense gun safety is the solution, why does Chicago have such high gun violence? Return to reality professor…

Robert McElhaney
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Robert McElhaney

Just another one of the lying,yellow-belly,draft dodging,baby killing,heathen,communist,scum of the earth girlie boys who our God has mercy on and allows this stack of manure to continue to consume oxygen.

Paul
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Paul

That professor should take a trip to Pakistan and tell everyone he is an American. See how that works out for him.

Joan
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Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. His eyes reflect that he thinks he is a “know it all” kind of guy, and that anyone who disagrees with him or who opposes his ideas is a freak. I agree with Dr. Eowyn, that he causes shame to his profession, for his intolerance, for his violence and for his narcissism.

ncmissouri
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Yup, he seems to be proud of himself all over.

Dressage Rider
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Dressage Rider

Fight back by sending your kids to Hillsdale College, Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA, or Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Stop sending them to libtard party schools.

japoa
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To show you how stupid this jerk wad is , he is actually under the impression the ” War Between The States ” was over slavery . If I’m not mistaken , a civil war is between 2 or more factions fighting for control of the same gov’t . This was hardly the case between 1861-1865 . Lincoln used the ” slavery ” line to unify the North against the South . All the South wanted to do was secede from the union .

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Stop violence by shooting people who like guns– makes liberal sense, like hating people who’re intolerant.

gwz
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gwz

he can’t even spell cretin properly and you’ve got him teaching Journalism???? SHAME ON YOU, MARSHALL

pnordman
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pnordman

Back at ya, Prof Creten!!

pnordman
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pnordman

Dear Readers: I just came across this gem – please take the time to read what is happending to our rights:
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/14989-obama-executive-orders-nationalizing-energy-food-water-everything-else?tmpl=component&print=1

japoa
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That second picture of the esteemed Prof ( sarcasm is flowing ) should have a question underneath it : WOULD YOU TRUST YOUR TEENAGE DAUGHTER WITH THIS MAN ? He looks like trench-coat material to me . His alias is probably ” Chester the Molester ” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

andthelightshineth
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What do expect from liberal pond muckers?

J B
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J B

Why doesn’t anyone ever recognize that the constitution provides for us to arm ourselves AS INDIVIDUALS or MILITIAS to create checks and balances against governmental tyranny? This was recently upheld by the SCOTUS in 2008. This guy has it completely backwards in true liberal form. TREASON?!?! This idiot is out of his mind. It’s called Patriotism! ITS OUR HONOR BOUND DUTY!