Open Carry laws, in general, are entirely nonsensical — but in Utah, legislation that allows mindless glocksuckers to publicly blasturbate verifiably placed a woman’s life in danger — and the venue at which she planned to speak did nothing about it. Nothing.
Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist video game culture critic, was supposed to give a lecture at Utah State University. While she is no stranger to threats, the ones Sarkeesian received related to the speech at this particular venue were particularly vile and violent, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
An email to Utah State University threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the school did not cancel a lecture Wednesday morning by a well-known feminist writer and video game critic.
“Feminists have ruined my life, and I will have my revenge, for my sake and the sake of all others they’ve wronged,” read the message from a sender who claimed to be a USU student.
The message threatened to rain gunfire and shrapnel upon a lecture by Sarkeesian, who created a feminist video blog and a video series on misogyny in video games. She was scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. at the Taggart Student Center Auditorium.
“A Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out,” warned the message, sent to multiple departments and individuals around campus. “I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs.”
As if the threats themselves are not insane to begin with, Sarkeesian learned that Utah law forbids universities from enacting policy that “in any way inhibits or restricts the possession or use of firearms.”
Utah State University said in a statement,
“Sarkeesian asked if weapons will be permitted at the speaking venue,” according to a statement released late Tuesday by USU. “Sarkeesian was informed that, in accordance with the State of Utah law regarding the carrying of firearms, if a person has a valid concealed firearm permit and is carrying a weapon, they are permitted to have it at the venue.”
Sarkeesian announced via Twitter that she had, indeed, canceled her appearance because of the credible threat to her life the university could do nothing about because Utah’s laws are written by bottom-dwelling ammosexuals who refuse to recognize the danger presented by the nearly-unregulated possession of firearms.
In any case, the letter writer, who used the pseudonymous name, “Marc Lepine” after the name of a mass murderer who killed 14 women at a Montreal engineering school in 1989.
“Lepine” said that “we live in a nation of emasculated cowards too afraid to challenge the vile, misandrist harpies who seek to destroy them. Feminism has taken over every facet of our society, and women like Sarkeesian want to punish us for even fantasizing about being men.”
He warned that even if the school increased security, he would simply find other women to kill. “Even if they’re able to stop me, there are plenty of feminists on campus who won’t be able to defend themselves,” he wrote. “One way or another, I’m going to make sure they die.”
“Anita Sarkeesian is everything wrong with the feminist woman, and she is going to die screaming like the craven little whore that she is if you let her come to USU,” the email states. “I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The internet was harshly critical of this irresponsible handling of a clear and credible threat:
Some, however, supported the decision because freedom.
Isn’t it about time we reexamine gun laws in America?