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    4/15/2013 11:29:49 AM Posted by Patrick Coyle

    Last week, we wrote about our YAF chapter at Clemson University in South Carolina and their 2nd Amendment Banquet. In celebration of our 2nd Amendment rights, they will be having a drawing for an "assault" rifle, which has drawn a lot of media attention and outrage from some on the Left.

    Nick James, the group's chairman, has come under fire on his Facebook page because of the event, from Clemson professors, no less. Here is some of the arrogant hate:

     It's important to reiterate that this event has been sanctioned by the university and that the gun will not even be on campus when the giveaway takes place. Anyone above the age of 18 can go out and purchase the same exact weapon anytime they wanted. Nick's group has gone above and beyond to make sure that they have followed all the correct laws. They are working through a licensed retailer who will conduct a background check on the winner.

    If "Doctor" Coggeshall wants students to have a good sense of history, he should practice what he preaches. April 19, 1775 was an important day in the history of our country. The American Revolutionary War began on that day with the battles of Lexington and Concord.














    Also, more reactions. Some folks are embarrassed to be a Clemson graduate? Why? It's a student group, conducting an activity that has an OK from the school. No illegal activity is going on here? You're embarrassed because people are following the rules, or are you just showing how inconsiderate you are of other people's views?

    • Readers' Comments

    • Dear "Doctor" Coggeshall, No firearms were used in the Oklahoma City bombing and Hitler's government confiscated weapons from Jewish German citizens. But I don't have to tell you that, since you're a "doctor" and evidently superior to the rest of us. Sincerely, Dr. Joe McCoy
      Posted by Joe McCoy on 04/15/2013
    • Hitler confiscated everyone's weapons... This event is to make sure leftists don't get their way again!
      Posted by John Paul on 04/15/2013
    • As a student at a university where they have ignored our request to start up a chapter of YAF or any other student political group on campus, I am so proud of what Clemson's chapter of YAF and chairman Nick James are doing. People today are more ignorant than ever, and as a result of this has lost all ability to debate civilly and to take a look at the opposing views. I have had several great discussions with people who are willing to calmly talk about gun control issues. As a gun sportsman, hunter, NRA member, and concerned citizen of the United States of America, I am appalled by the direction of this country and the lack of looking at the facts, that prove that guns keep us safe and by following the law already set in place when it comes to guns in the USA, we can continue to protect this country. New gun laws will not help and "Dr." Coggeshall do you really feel it is necessary to relate a small banquet of people standing up for what they believe in is comparable to Hitler and a horrid event on the USA? It is sad to see that this is what has become of the USA. This must change! -Sincerely, Sam Hill (YAF Officer)
      Posted by Sam Hill on 04/15/2013
    • This is a mockery of all the students that have died with an assault weapon. Are you going to make sure that the student that wins this weapon does not have a mental illness? If anyone is killed by this weapon the blood is on your hands and Clemson's. You will be sued for millions of dollars. Hope your version of the 2nd amendment is worth it. Absolutely insane. A SC mother and a RN, Teresa Moore.
      Posted by teresa moore on 04/15/2013
    • Do people not read the entire story anymore. A background check will be performed on the winner, which is clearly stated in the article. Just because a weapon is bought does not mean it is going to be used in a mass shooting. Sad that every weapon is not a massacre waiting to happen, and not something just to defend yourself, those you love, and this country that we all love! A Student of a University that shoots down all political activism, Sam Hill
      Posted by Sam Hill on 04/15/2013
    • It's hilarious how you can consistently count on Clemson's liberal faculty to use their bully pulpit to intimidate students. It was the same story the last time a Clemson group tried to celebrate the Second Amendment with a firearm giveaway, and it was the same illogical arguments as well. Just goes to show that you ruffle some feathers on a campus, you send the Left into a madman's hysteria.
      Posted by ClemsonWASR on 04/15/2013
    • So proud of Nick James and the rest of Clemson University's YAF chapter. As a YAF chairman myself, I am encouraged and inspired to do a similar fundraiser on my campus next year. What a wonderful idea to raise awareness during second amendment week, especially amidst all this gun control mumbo jumbo. Keep it up Nick! This "Dr." Coggeshall is only an embarrassment to himself. Clearly, he has no logical argument to offer.
      Posted by ghm on 04/16/2013
    • Apparently the good Doctor took his doctorate of letters at the College of Pompous Assery. Brings back memories of our trials and tribulations as YAFers in the 1960s, when we took stands on the campuses of some awesomely leftist universities. Stand strong, young YAF brothers and sisters! Bless you all.
      Posted by df on 04/17/2013
    • Speaking of history, John, does the date April 19, 1775 ring a bell with you? Or, does that have something to do with Hitler's birthday, too?
      Posted by Cam K. on 04/18/2013
    • Why would there be such great alarm...When political powers seek to disarm...Their true goal is but to subject...Feigning that they would better protect...Ignorance their favored weapon of choice...And to silence dissenters who choose to give voice...How best to eradicate freedom's high mission...Than by lowering society's internal condition...Destroy the foundations once highly respected...Despotic ideas grow that we'd long rejected...Arrogance thinks it knows better than you...What you should think, feel, say and then do...Seek to know truth and soar to new heights...Or surrender your arms then the rest of your rights
      Posted by Tom Green on 04/18/2013
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