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Big gun on campus

November 10, 2008

If you want to go to college, you'd better check your funnybone at the door.

And if you think there might be even the slightest possibility that there could be something humorous about guns, don't go anywhere near a campus.

Specifically, don't go anywhere near Lone Star College-Tomball, a public college near Houston. (Don't worry if you're not from Texas, most Texans never heard of this school either.)

Several students, initially guilty of no offense greater than being members of a group called Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT), passed out a flyer designed to recruit new members into their club during a time specifically set aside for that activity called "club rush." (Download file "Big gun on campus"

Schools: Lone Star College-Tomball Cases: Lone Star College: Student Group Threatened with Probation and Derecognition for Posting Flyer