College president loses it over Luby's shooting
This is priceless. Bill Honda, president of Kilgore College in Texas, gets upset that a legislator has introduced a bill that would allow CCW licenseees to carry on campuses.
He calls for legislation to be "based on a good body of information." Then he describes the mass shooting at the Luby's cafeteria in terms that suggest he is somewhere between uninformed and delusional -- in his version of events, "you had multiple shooters, and innocent people were killed by other people who had concealed, licensed handguns, because they weren’t sure who was the shooter and who was a defender.”
Kinda makes you wonder what Dr. Honda was thinking.. Has he been seriously misinformed by someone he trusted, and will now go back and reexamine his source, or did he fabricate this version on his own, thinking that the "gravitas" of his position would make people believe his fictional version of events?
I suspect what he does next will reveal much about both Dr. Honda AND the forces arrayed against this bill..
Posted by: Hartley at November 22, 2010 09:03 AM
I suspect that the false statements are not accidental. It seems that gun control advocates have a great deal of difficulty making truthful claims.
Posted by: SPQR at November 22, 2010 09:08 AM
Ooo! Ooo! Maybe HE needs to be evaluated to see if he should even be on the loose. He apparently has no proper connection to reality. Or maybe he has his OWN reality!
Posted by: fwb at November 22, 2010 09:16 AM
Kinda makes you wonder what Dr. Honda was thinking
You are being too kind to Dr. Holda.
Posted by: Miguel at November 22, 2010 09:23 AM
History seems to be relative to who is writing it. There was a coroloary in '1984' about history needing to be revised to be "relevant in the present context."
Posted by: Jim D. at November 22, 2010 10:31 AM
Info on the Luby's massacre:
Also, there is the 1966 UT tower shooting in Austin which is a part of TX history. Civilians were the only (?) responders with riles adequate to meaningfully return fire to the shooter in the tower and are credited with assisting police to stop the killing:
Posted by: Robert at November 22, 2010 11:11 AM
Members of the academy (outside the hard sciences) are unaccustomed to having their words questioned. So they can, and frequently do, say whatever feels good to them without much regard for underlying facts.
Posted by: wrangler5 at November 22, 2010 11:16 AM
Don't assume anything. The false statements were for the uninformed, packaged that way.
It would be a mistake to assume otherwise.
Posted by: Anonymous at November 22, 2010 02:24 PM
President Holda or President Honda ? Your post says Honda. The article says Holda. Have I discovered a nit ?
Posted by: SamW at November 22, 2010 03:51 PM
There is probably good reason Dr. Holda is president of a community college.
Posted by: Carl from Chicago at November 25, 2010 12:44 PM
That Idiot. The Luby's Massacre is the whole reason we got CCW passed in Texas in 1994 in the first place!!
Posted by: JJR at November 29, 2010 05:54 AM