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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Overreaction

September 28, 2013

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To the editor:

One is dismayed at Kansas University’s overreaction to Professor David Guth’s Tweet expressing outrage concerning the murderous U.S. gun climate, unique among developed nations. Obviously, he was simply employing hyperbole of the type, “As I told you a million times …” to make the point shared by so many of us that these mass killings must not continue.

KU already has sufficient financial concerns without exposing itself to a possible lawsuit brought by an American citizen based on one’s First Amendment right to free speech.

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Brock Masters 10 months ago

I suppose people are sensitive about wishing harm to children even when used in hyperbole.

We have the right to free speech, but so do others who are free to agree, criticize and condemn. It is the American way.

When Peck joked about shooting illegals from a helicopter the reaction was just as strong.

The lesson learned? Hyperbole and humor don't get you a pass when you talk about killing innocent people especially children.

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