Last week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the controversial campus carry bill into law. The law permits students and faculty to carry concealed weapons to numerous locations on college campuses, but still restricts the right to carry on certain locations like faculty office spaces. Geography professor Michael Noll who teaches at Valdosta State University, plans to move his classes online over the summer and is also considering making office hours online as well, because of the campus carry law.
Michael Noll is feeling pretty good now about his decision to start transitioning his geography classes to an online classroom this summer, when Georgia’s new campus carry law will take effect.
The long-time Valdosta State University professor says he’ll also likely move to virtual office hours as well, even though firearms will continue to be barred from faculty office spaces.
“What am I going to do? Install a metal detector outside my door before you come in?” Noll said Friday. “This is, logistically and logically speaking, completely stupid.”
It’s obvious that Noll is not a gun advocate and probably does not keep a gun at home for self-defense. He’s most likely safer at his college office than he is at home, but like many liberals, he is taking an extreme reaction to the law solely based upon his political views than on reality.