Don’t Shoot the Messenger

If you think Kansas laws make Kansas look “insane” or “dangerous,” change the law. Don’t try to silence the people talking about it.

If enrollment for universities in Kansas decreases because people know about a dangerous law and decide not to come here, it is not the fault of people spreading information about that law.

If international students do not come to Kansas because of our hate crimes and guns everywhere policies, it is not the fault of the people being open and transparent about those policies.

If people transfer and leave the state of Kansas, it is not the fault of the people who told them about a law they don’t want to live with.

If it is suddenly impossible to recruit people to programs in the state, it is not the fault of the people who are letting out of state people know about policies that will affect them.

If Kansas is embarrassed nationally and internationally because of its laws, it is not the fault of the people who talk about them.

If you need someone to blame for campus carry and its impact on enrollment at Kansas universities, blame the Kansas legislature for passing this law in the first place.

Blame Governor Brownback.

Blame the people who are supporting and upholding the policy, despite the mountain of evidence that proves it’s dangerous.

Blame the National Rifle Association and the rest of the gun lobby for pushing these policies in states and using thousands of dollars to do it.

Blame the Kansas Board of Regents for working with the gun lobby to devise policies for implementation instead of working to ensure safe environments and opposing this law.

Blame the people causing the problem, not the people drawing attention to it.

If you think Kansas laws make Kansas look “insane” or “dangerous,” change the law. Don’t try to silence the people talking about it.  

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