University Professor Labels NRA "Murderous Terrorist Organization" and "Threat to National Security"
Public university professor labels NRA a "murderous terrorist organization" and "threat to national security"
COLUMBUS, OH - A public records request has revealed that Dr. James E. Evans, a professor of geology at the Bowling Green State University (BGSU), considers the National Rifle Association (NRA), which is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, to be "a murderous terrorist organization that is a threat to national security."
The claim came in an email sent by Evans to Rep. Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green), demanding that Rep. Brown vote against House Bill 48, a bill which seeks to make several critical changes to Ohio firearms laws, including allowing colleges and universities the same right that Ohio's primary and secondary schools already have - the right to choose whether or not to allow concealed carry on their property.
The bill was passed out of the House last week on a 68-29 vote, and awaits attention in the Senate.
Mr. Evans, who, ironically, has been a member of BGSU's "Academic Honesty Committee," offers no evidence to back his assertion that the NRA, which teaches firearm competency and safety, influences legislation, participates in or initiates lawsuits, and endorses or opposes various candidates, is a "terrorist organization."
Under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, terrorism is "the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives."
Nor does Evans provide evidence to back up his accusations of a threat to national security.
Finally, Evans asserts that Rep. Brown is operating under an "unbelievable conflict-of-interest" "because of campaign donations from the NRA." However, Rep. Tim Brown has never received a single penny from the NRA.
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