Gary Gutting

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School: University of Notre Dame

Subject: Philosophy

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Offense: In January of 2016, Gutting published a piece in the New York Times in which he equated gun ownership with racism: “permissive gun laws are a manifestation of racism… If we fail to oppose with equal passion and vigor the relentless political pressure of (mostly white) gun advocates, we force a large number of black citizens to live with the constant threat of gun violence. We’re in effect letting the Second Amendment trump the Fourteenth Amendment, implicitly preferring the right of gun ownership to the right of black people to live free from fear.” He goes on to say “Hatred of racism should be a major motivation for the gun control movement… This will give it the vigor and persistence needed to overcome the gun lobby’s passionate fantasy that citizens with guns protect us from tyranny.

Indoctrination Score: 3.5