Professor Penrose teaches students in her Constitutional law course that the Bill of Rights is outdated.
November 16, 2013
A full-time professor at Texas A&M University’s School of Law called for the repeal of the Second Amendment yesterday, a view not popular with students at the university.
Mary Margaret Penrose made her statement during a panel discussion on gun control at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.
“Unfortunately, drastic times require drastic measures,” the professor told the audience according to CTNewsJunkie. “I think the Second Amendment is misunderstood and I think it’s time today, in our drastic measures, to repeal and replace that Second Amendment.”
She also suggested that gun rights should be reduced to mere privileges by allowing each state to determine its gun laws.
“The beauty of a ‘states’ rights model’ solution is it allows those of you who want to live in a state with strong restrictions to do so and those who want to live in a state with very loose restrictions to do so,” the professor said.
Penrose also admitted that she teaches students in her Constitutional law courses that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are obsolete.
“Why do we keep such an allegiance to a Constitution that was driven by 18th Century concerns?” she asked.
Texas A&M’s current and former students have overwhelmingly rejected her views.
“She’s entitled to her opinion, but if she is not teaching what she’s being paid to teach, she should be fired,” tx4guns said on the TexAgs message board frequented by former students.
“Repeal the Second [Amendment] and the feds really put the kabosh on firearms,” dlance also stated. “This is a flaming liberal trying to bait conservatives with the ‘give it to the states’ stance.”