Fritz Steiner, Dean of the Texas School of Architecture (UT), Quits Over Campus Carry

Soon-to-be-former UT Archicture School Dean Steiner (courtesy

“A University of Texas dean said Thursday he’s leaving the school to pursue a different job in large part because of the new Texas law that will allow concealed firearms in public college classrooms,” reports. “Fritz Steiner, dean of the Texas School of Architecture, [above] was named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. He said he wouldn’t have considered leaving if not for the new law, which takes effect prior to the start of the fall semester Aug. 1. ‘I thought I would be responsible for enforcing a law I don’t believe in,’ Steiner said.” Needless to say, Dean Steiner thought wrong. He wasn’t in charge of “enforcing” campus carry. He was in charge of running UT Architecture Department. Ready for more derp? Here ya go . . .

Steiner said he’s not anti-guns, but doesn’t want them in the halls of higher education. Texas faculty have worried allowing guns could have a chilling effect on academic freedom and frank discussions in classrooms.

“I grew up hunting. My father was a Marine and a policeman. I’m not a stranger to firearms in any way,” Steiner said. “I grew up believing there was an appropriate place for guns and it was not in a place of higher education and higher learning.” . . .

[University of Texas President Greg] Fenves has said allowing guns on campus will make it harder to recruit and retain top faculty and students. Steiner’s departure would be the most immediate high-profile result of that prediction.

“I can report that it’s already part of the conversation when I was trying to recruit and retain faculty and recruit graduate students,” Steiner said of the campus carry law. “It’s certainly on the minds of many faculty and students.”

Here’s an idea: campus carry’s introduction into the Texas university system will trigger beneficial unintended consequences, like helping to weed out intellectual weaklings like Dean Steiner and other educators unfamiliar with the freedoms protected by the United States Constitution. Just a thought.



  1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

    I hope campus carry passes in AZ. Maybe we can start cleaning house at ASU, NAU, U of A and the various community colleges via self deportation.

    1. avatar Ebby123 says:

      Maybe this is how America takes back the education system from 3 generations of Socialist control.

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Good call. I didn’t think of that till I read your comment.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          We can hope…

          In related news, remember Melissa “I need some muscle here” Glick?

          Her intolerance and lack of acceptance of others got her ass *fired* on Wednesday:

          From the WaPo:

          “Melissa Click, a professor who gained national notoriety during the protests at the University of Missouri, has been fired.”


        2. avatar JR_in_NC says:

          “Her intolerance and lack of acceptance of others got her ass *fired* on Wednesday:”

          Man, that’s some good news. Glad to hear someone grew a set and did the right thing in regard to that piece of trash.

          Maybe being unemployed will give her a chance to meditate on the subject of “Me thinking you disagree with me does not mean I get to use physical force to ‘persuade’ you to my thinking.”

        3. avatar Geoff PR says:

          Being unemployed will let her play the “They’re picking on me!” card.

          She’ll be a pity hire to some other like-minded school, I’ll bet.

          Oh, and watch for her to write a book about her ‘ordeal’…

        4. avatar Avid Reader says:

          She’ll probably get a gig on MSNBC.

        5. avatar LongPurple says:

          I’m going to have me one more drink to that, before bed.
          Here’s to a petty dictator getting her comeuppance.

        6. avatar Garrison Hall says:

          This pretty much puts paid to here academic career. Jobs at the level she was at aren’t that easy to get. You don’t just walk into a large state university and pick up an assistant profs job. She may have some political connections that she can rely on but there are some things you just don’t do if you’re a professor. What she did to that journalism student is one of them. She screwed the pooch.

        7. avatar BigDaveinVT says:

          I hear Denny’s is hiring.

        8. avatar Chuck in IL says:

          Melissa Click wasn’t fired for her actions at the protest, or her radical viewpoints in and out of the classroom. She was fired for the same reason football coach Gary Pinkel suddenly “stepped down” because of health reasons. Alumni contribute a lot of money to any university. When the Mizzou Alumni started closing their checkbooks, people start to take notice. Parents don’t want to send their children to a shitshow instead of a college, when enrollment suffers, people notice. Melissa Click will find another job, and probably make more money. The left always rewards their failures, as long as the are loyal to the party line.

      2. avatar jandrews says:

        Hadn’t thought of that. Actually an amusing possibility.

        Either way, I’m laughing this dude all the way to Pennsylvania. Let’s see, under the previous circumstance, only people willing to perform illegal acts would have guns on campus. Now, those without evil intentions can do so and possibly protect themselves and the unwilling from any evil doers. To me, that looks like an upgrade on paper.

        I have a Bachelor’s and a Professional Doctorate in my field, so I am no stranger to higher education. My anecdotal experience has been that the halls of academia have a few brilliant minds doing great work for the world and a large, large contingent of educated idiots. Having memorized a lot of shit and jumped through a lot of hoops does not give one critical thinking skills.

        1. avatar LordGopu says:

          Just looking at the “studies” that cone out of graduate programs at top universities should be enough to know that no one there has any math, logic or critical thinking abilities.

          I’m not even just talking about gun related studies but anything where even just looking at their abstract is enough to see the flaws.

    2. avatar SuperBoom says:

      Precisely. The liberal dems headed out can be replaced by persons with a real head on their prospective shoulders (I would have said ‘some balls’, but my mother happens to be very pro-gun and a professor as well. You know, we’re so PC ‘ round here). If someone quits because of their student body gaining back a civil/constitutional right, they don’t belong there regardless. This guy must be concerned with his popularity, or lack thereof…

    3. avatar mark s. says:

      56 comments and not one person here gives a flying f__k what hair profressor thinks or that he quit .
      He was probably a pri_k and would flunk you if you weren’t progressive enough .
      What ever , by by birdie .

      1. avatar JR_in_NC says:


        I was wondering why these a-hole academics thinks the world cares that they quite their jobs or why. They really DO think they are the center of the universe.

      2. avatar Bob R says:

        I guess you can say that I care that he quit. I care that he will be replaced by someone who can at least tolerate teaching there with a few peaceful armed students around who could potentially save his life.

        I hope many others follow suit.

      3. avatar Rad Man says:

        Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

        1. avatar Wood says:

          That is exactly what I was going to write.

        2. avatar LongPurple says:

          Oooh! Almost forgot that one. Thanks for the reminder.

    4. avatar UpsideDownCake says:

      Steiner loves invoking “the law” when he agrees with it but as soon as he doesn’t then he throws a temper tantrum. Libtards use every means necessary to get what they want and they don’t truly care about laws unless it’s the one they sign off on!

    5. avatar hadtscgfc says:

      (((Fritz Steiner))) why does that name echo? Oh well hopefully we can drive many more of these echoey named individuals out of academia and back into their ghettos where they belong.

  2. avatar dh34 says:

    Bye Felicia.

      1. avatar Rad Man says:

        “His office looks like a big cube of ice!”

    1. avatar Hannibal says:


      “Well… bye.”

        1. avatar BDub says:

          This is the most useful gif ever created.

    2. avatar Jim Jones says:

      You get a gold star today sir. For the win!

  3. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    I did my 4 (well more than that) at a university and I quite frankly don’t remember a time when any sort of physical violence ensued, much less with a weapon. Maybe the experience has changed since.

  4. avatar Bohucka says:

    Jeez. When I went to college in the Dark Ages there were professors there who THOUGHT, and encouraged us to do the same.

    What has happened to “higher education”?

    1. avatar James says:

      The radicals of the 60s and 70s who claimed to have wanted open and free discussion on campus got what they really wanted; control of campus. Independent thinking was abolished in favor of speech codes and diversity, now upping the ante with microagressions, safe spaces and inclusiveness.

      They’re not institutions of higher learning anymore, just progressive activist indoctrination factories. Just ask Ben Shapiro, Christina Hoff Sommers or any local YAF chapter.

  5. avatar Templar says:

    Well… Bye. /tombstone

  6. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    I think the average IQ of the school he just quit just bumped up a bit. If I lived in Texas, I would tell him not to let the door hit him in the ass as the leaves.

  7. avatar PeterW says:

    “Texas faculty have worried allowing guns could have a chilling effect on academic freedom and frank discussions in classrooms”

    Uh, no. Socialist SJW teachers have a chilling effect on the above.

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    So Steiner is worried that allowing guns could have a chilling effect on academic freedom and frank discussions in classrooms?

    Frank discussions about architecture? Really? Are you serious? I guess that the “Frank Gehry is better than Mies van der Rohe” battle royals are getting out of hand.

    If this is the kind of assh0le that UT is dealing with, it means that the school’s hiring standards have been lower than the local motor vehicle department.

    This can’t be about freedom of discussion, since schools hate freedom of discussion. This isn’t about academic freedom either, unless academic freedom means power and control. This is about professors being stripped of power by the people who pay those little tin gods. This is about the hatred of a culture that professors do not want to understand.

    This is about taking back our schools.

    1. avatar Brentonadams says:

      “Frank Gehry is better than Mies van der Rohe”

      Thems fightin words

  9. avatar george from fort worth says:

    well, ya gotta start somewhere. hope more of the wimpy leftists move north of the red. wonder what else we can do to help them leave?

    1. avatar jsallison says:

      Nope, don’t need em up this away. Okieland is just fine without him. He wouldn’t like it up here, anyway.

      1. avatar george from fort worth says:

        jes’ keep a-pushin’ them north.

        1. avatar JSJ says:

          Well if he makes it as far North as Wisconsin we’re going to toss him over the lake into Canada.

        2. avatar geroge from fort worth says:

          there ya’ go.

  10. avatar The Trouble with Timbo says:


  11. avatar CTstooge says:

    He had a great new job already lined up…

    Looks like a political ‘poo on you’ parting shot to me.

    1. avatar James says:

      Nailed it! There is no principle here, just a smug self serving elitist trying to preen on his supposed moral high ground. Given what’s happening on college campuses, anything that runs out these sheltered progressives can only be a good thing.

    2. avatar LongPurple says:

      Next step, get campus carry in place at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and make the prof hop again.
      If he really is so worried about guns on campus.

      1. avatar Wiregrass says:

        Good luck with that. It’s close to impossible to get a LTCF in Philly as it is. Might as well be in Jersey.

        1. avatar Cloudbuster says:

          Really? I thought PA was a shall-issue state and that policy was statewide.

          Wikipedia lists PA as a shall-issue state:

        2. avatar Don says:


          Shall issue and they aren’t allowed to delay more than 45 days. Outside the city it’s usually in and out the same day. Mine took a bored clerk about 7 minutes.

          And importantly, campus carry in PA is not illegal. Campuses have the right to have rules against it and discriminate against you for it in PA (kick you off their property), but it’s not against the law.

      2. avatar Wiregrass says:

        and despite the name, University of Pennsylvania is private. So there’s that.

  12. avatar Harry says:

    He’s full of it. He would be taking that job regardless; he just wants to play the martyr. If that job were not on offer, I guarantee he wouldn’t have stormed off in protest to start his own firm or otherwise do productive work. Sooooo much of “liberalism” is just rich honky lifestyle posing…

  13. avatar Bfitts says:

    Didn’t expect anything different from a teasip.

  14. avatar Jolly Roger Out says:

    As one of my drill instructors liked to say, “Hell yeah. Another one bites the dust.”

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Kill the Queen.

        1. avatar ahwatkins says:

          “Another One Bites the Dust” is the name of a popular song by the English rock group named “Queen.”

    2. avatar Bob R says:

      All he did was move to do his damage there.

  15. avatar michael nieto says:

    YET they allow guns on campus at colorado and CU boulder has little problem getting top staff. the argument that somhow top people will turn down good jobs because guns is so stupid its amazing this guy is smart enough to be a dean

  16. avatar dh34 says:

    I think the most ironic argument the campus carry hand wringers make is that it will quash the free exchange of ideas and speech…considering the Melissa Click, trigger warnings and oppression of speech deemed offensive…at institutions of “higher education”.

  17. avatar Milsurp Collector says:

    1. avatar troutbum5 says:

      Beat me to it, dammit.

  18. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Good riddance.

    This law is actually helping us to get rid of the last vestiges of the hippy generation from Academia … we will all be better off for it.

    1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      I hope they all quit. Clean house.

      I pray they leave Texas, at that.

  19. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Everyone … sing it with me now!
    — Na, na, na, na . . . na, na, na, na . . . hey, hey, hey . . . good bye!

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      (Steve Martin)
      In Chinese now-

      NA NA NA NA , NA NA NA NA ,嘿嘿嘿,再见

  20. avatar Tex300BLK says:

    Yeah, get used to this, everyone who quits for whatever reason for the next 6months to a year is just going to add campus carry as the cherry on top for the reasons why they are leaving. I got an email announcement on my student email account a few days ago about this and there was no mention of campus carry. Dude got a better job offer at his alma mater and he left. Just like that dope from the physics department who had been planning to leave for years and decided to make himself a crusader against campus carry at the last minute and suddenly it was only ever about campus carry. What a steaming pile of bullshit.

    1. avatar Wood says:

      You can bet he wouldn’t actually risk losing his job over principle.

  21. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    “Texas faculty have worried allowing guns could have a chilling effect on academic freedom and frank discussions in classrooms.”

    Wrong. Colleges are echo chambers. And the professors like it that way. No freedom of thought and ideas to be had, unless your professors agree with you.

    The useful idiots can be easily indoctrinated by these “intellectuals”, but the rest of us just roll our eyes, do what we have to do to get through the class, and carry on thinking the way we thought before.

    1. avatar Swilson says:

      That is the liberal notion of “free thought and expression”…only if they agree with it. Take for instance, our favorite social media entrepreneur:

      Otherwise, you’re racist, bigoted, intolerant and the like.

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “That is the liberal notion of “free thought and expression”…only if they agree with it. ”

        Actually they can tolerate disagreement, so long as it doesn’t offend any person or object.

        1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

          Being able to offend is the cornerstone of free speech and the free expression of ideas.

          The PC Nazi’s use “being offended” as an Ace up the sleeve to shut down opposition.

          Don’t buy into it.

        2. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “Being able to offend is the cornerstone of free speech and the free expression ideas.”

          I think much of the populace considers that notion quaint and irrelevant in an advanced society.

        3. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

          I think you speaking for the masses is utter nonsense. It’s absurd when politicians do it, and it is even more so, when random people on the Internet do it.

          And, the SCOTUS has held, even in “modern times”, that free speech is there to protect unpopular speech.

          So, even if you could read the minds of the masses, which you cannot, despite your assertions, it does not matter if people don’t like one’s comments.

          Be offended, if you choice, but buying into the notion that anyone, but yourself, cares about your feeling is only going to leave you with a broken heart, sugar plum.

        4. avatar Sam I Am says:

          I’m not sure what your commentary is all about. What I said is mere mockery and irony. The left was accused of being unable to tolerate disagreement. I said they could tolerate disagreement so long as it did not offend any person or object. So, think it through: what disagreement would not be offensive? Chocolate v. Vanilla? Beer v Wine? electric car A v electric car B?

          Disagreement that does not offend is of a silly nature, insular and devoid of patience for having one’s fantasy world upset; special snowflakes all.

        5. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

          To be honest, you are hard to get a bead on – you are all over map.

          You just carpet bomb with ambiguous comments of possible support or dissent, which are hard to peg. You’re both hot and cold – I think it’s on purpose to create division and angst. But, I’ll never know. And honestly I don’t care.

        6. avatar Sam I Am says:

          It is still possible to be multi-functional.

  22. avatar Hannibal says:

    If a gun scares you, why are you in Texas?

  23. avatar Stinkeye says:

    Are you sure he’s the dean of the architecture school? Because it seems like he would be a better fit in the drama department.

  24. avatar Vitsaus says:

    This may help purge some of the really radical anti-america types out of the higher education system. Note that no professors resigned when Melissa Click violated a student’s first amendment rights.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      Not only that, they supported her “academic freedom.”

  25. avatar Phil LA says:

    Now who will indoctrinate the next generation of liberals?

  26. avatar FortWorthColtGuy says:

    “Steiner said he’s not anti-guns, but doesn’t want them in the halls of higher education. Texas faculty have worried allowing guns could have a chilling effect on academic freedom and frank discussions in classrooms.”

    Hmm… and socialist, and leftist propaganda spewing professors who hold career ending and/or influential power over the grades of students doesn’t have a “chilling” effect on academic freedom either?

    1. avatar Dempsterdumpster says:

      Very good point.

  27. avatar PPGMD says:

    In five years after nothing happens it will be a none issue for recruitment, assuming it is even one now.

    Other states have had campus carry for years with few if any issues.

  28. avatar RockThisTown says:

    The guy’s an architect. Now he can go design gun-free zones in the City of Brotherly Love. No crime there, right?

  29. avatar Number 6 says:

    Gee, I live in Philly and fortunately gun rights are doing pretty well here. This guy is delusional. I guess he’ll be cloistered in that ivory tower. Public streets run through the U. and everyone I know with a LCTF is free to walk on down the road.

    1. avatar ropingdown says:

      6, I was reading my way down the comments, prepared to take the same approach you did. I live just a bit west of the city, but I’m on Penn’s campus at least once a week. Certainly the streets and sidewalks of the campus are public property, and concealed carry is widely practiced in the city. Steiner has not reduced his exposure to guns by the move. In fact he has moved to a campus with a noticeably higher crime rate. If he drives six blocks in the wrong direction he better be a praying man.

      I suspect Steiner was just using the guns-on-campus bit as a BS justification for seeking another job, a justification that could hide the real problems he was experiencing. I suspect PA has more guns per person than TX.

  30. avatar AznMike says:

    Well, not surprised. I’m in Arch school myself and the large majority of people, both students and faculty are hugely anti-gun. There’s only a handful of people that I know, and really the only good friends I have, who are pro-gun. Other friends I have are more or less indifferent towards them. But the anti’s reign supreme. Heck, just last week I got called into the Dean’s office because someone saw me reading either TTAG or TFB and saw a gun and filed a complaint against me.

    1. avatar Right to arm Bears says:

      Hang in there Mike. If I can make it through the liberal wasteland of UofH graduate school of Social Work, you can get through Arch school. The “tolerance” of liberals is anything but tolerant of conservative values. There needs to be misfits like you and me to guide the dipshits to “the light.”

      1. avatar AznMike says:

        Yeah, it sucks I can’t carry at school. Hell, they don’t even allow you to store in your vehicle. I think the biggest thing I fear is finding work, most of the bigger arch firms out there are all in the cities that are super anti-gun ie. Chicago, NYC, LA, etc.

  31. avatar BLKGsx says:

    “Texas faculty have worried allowing guns could have a chilling effect on academic freedom and frank discussions in classrooms.”

    Yeah because this is how you promote having a frank discussion, someone does/says something you don’t agree with so you cut and run? Yeah that makes sense.

  32. avatar Mmmtacos says:

    Yeah, okay, good riddance.

    “If only I had thought of already breaking the law and bringing my gun on campus anyway then I could have used my gun to shoot someone I disagree with.”

    Now that the law is out of the way for half of it I am sure people won’t mind breaking the law for the other half… the more serious and morally reprehensible act of murder. It is truly the end of times for all Texas college and university campuses. Now nothing stands in the way of mass slaughter and halls running with waves of blood. If only the Texas legislature hadn’t legally allowed concealed weapons on campus we could avoid this oncoming bloodshed.

  33. avatar OldLawyer says:

    This is a great day for Texas….there are not heated arguments in architecture studies…duh. hopefully any others like him will leave as well. Any professor who refuses to follow a law should be fired. He can believe anything he wants on his own time, but remember, he is nothing but a state employee, just like cops and firemen and higway workers.

  34. avatar JSW says:

    Ummm, gosh, Steiner, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Good-bye and good riddance.

  35. avatar Eye-roller says:

    One down. Good trend, let’s keep it going!

    “Here’s an idea: campus carry’s introduction into the Texas university system will trigger beneficial unintended consequences, like helping to weed out intellectual weaklings like Dean Steiner and other educators unfamiliar with the freedoms protected by the United States Constitution.”

    Exactly what I pontificated about here yesterday — I think it’s a possibly wonderful unintended consequence.

  36. avatar Mighty Mo says:

    I became an architect at a different liberal arts school but, it was also full of pansies just like this big cry baby. I once had a professor break down into tears because we told him we were going to the sand dunes out in Oklahoma for a weekend of ATV’n. He was so devastated that we were going to leave tracks in the sand that he got all teary eyed. Seriously………..what’s wrong with these people???

  37. avatar Mr. Woodcock says:

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out douchebag.

  38. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    He got his doctorate and two master’s degrees from Penn. He’s also taught there in the past. He’s been a researcher with Penn’s Institute for Urban Research since 2013, long before this campus carry law was even a bill.

    It’s clear he’s been angling to return to Penn for quite some years now. He’s just tacking on this campus carry objection as cover for himself and to get a little anti-gun publicity. How pathetic.

    1. avatar Pseudo says:

      So I don’t know anything about him, but this is the first thing that I thought when I read this, that he wanted some excuse to leave. I happen to work at an institute of higher learning and don’t hold a knee jerk contempt for academics. It is very difficult for me to believe this guy is actually that much of an idiot.

    2. avatar ropingdown says:

      Exactly. “You have to hire me because….guns!”

      I actually have an adult prof friend there, as well as one family friend student. Safety is not the hallmark of the school. The students often need to work in the studios late into the evening at this ghetto-wrapped school.

  39. avatar John Howes says:

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out

  40. avatar Don says:

    Right, what really happened is he already was on his way out to take a new position and he’s using the opportunity to throw a hissy fit. On top of that, not a very convincing one.

    If he was actually concerned he’d not be running to Philadelphia where carrying on a college campus has never been against the law and “no guns” signs don’t carry the force of law. Also about 1 in every 6 people have a concealed carry permit, which costs 25 bucks. That and a ton of UofP students and faculty that carry.

  41. avatar Stratajema says:

    Dear Narcissistic Professor,

    You will be so missed that the students will be talking about your brave move for a whole 30 seconds after your departure. Thank you for your service.

  42. avatar John in Seattle says:

    Didn’t you just know he would look like that?

  43. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Thumb sucking liberal takes his ball and goes home to pout about losing. Got it.

  44. avatar Hi Power Toter says:

    Excellent! More faculty positions opening up for those of us who are pro-gun and would-be academics!

  45. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    Does it mention whether this goober is agoraphobic? Because I don’t see how he summons the courage to go to the grocery store in Texas, what with all the hidden guns all around him.

  46. avatar Cadeyrn says:

    LMAO. He’s going to go from Austin, TX into downtown Philadelphia for safety? Austin violent crime / 100,000 = 396. Philadelphia violent crime / 100,000 = 1,021 or about 250% higher.

    I wonder what his tune will be five years from now?

  47. avatar LNJK says:

    As patriarch of a family who lived in ATX for almost 30 years and put several children through UT in both bachelor and advanced degree programs, i can truly state that UT will be better off with as many as possible panty wearing liberals leaving. I don’t have the time or energy to relate just how many times I’ve had to reenter my kids when they would come home warped from a liberal indoctrination session. My daughter would be the worst, as she would come in, just fuming about, how can a supposedly educated person not know what was stated as well as fought for in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and think like that. All family members are card carrying the NRA life members.

  48. avatar glenux says:

    “Fritz Steiner, Dean of the Texas School of Architecture (UT), Quits Over Campus Carry”

    Good Riddance.

    Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.
    There will be a Dozen potential Architecture Professors in line to take your place.

  49. avatar Anonymous says:

    “A University of Texas dean said Thursday he’s leaving the school to pursue a different job in large part because of the new Texas law that will allow concealed firearms in public college classrooms,”

    I call bullshit. Either the dean is a total moron (which is doubtful), or he has a hidden agenda. Campus carry is not going to stop a shooter from blowing the dean’s face off. Campus carry is going to allow individuals the option to carry a firearm for self defense. This could help the dean – not hurt the dean. If someone wanted to shoot the deans head all over the wall – a sign that says “no guns allowed!” isn’t going to stop that. The dean knows this – and is using it as a publicity stunt to garner sympathy for freedom-hating Marxists in schools. Furthermore, it was already legal to carry on the campus – just not in the classroom. Seriously… by extending campus carry from the grounds to the classroom – the Dean is all of a sudden in danger? Total bullshit.

    “I grew up hunting. My father was a Marine and a policeman. I’m not a stranger to firearms in any way,” Steiner said. “I grew up believing there was an appropriate place for guns and it was not in a place of higher education and higher learning.” . . .

    Then get your a$$ out of your office and stand guard outside for mass shooters. Your opinion about “appropriate placement” for guns isn’t going to stop mass shooters, campus rapists, or people who need space to destroy.

    I say good riddance. Pack your S, and GTFO.

    1. avatar Anonymous says:

      I absolutely reject the notion that Americans cannot be responsible people and need to be nannied by the state by taking things and responsibilities away from them. We should be promoting more responsibility as individuals – not less – this includes being responsible for our own safety. The state simply cannot accomplish this task.

  50. avatar James69 says:

    Good riddance you pedo William H Macy wannabe.

  51. avatar Tom in PA says:

    An architect with a grandiose sense of superiority – what a shocker. Good riddance to another gutless beta male. Gun free paradises only get good people killed.

  52. avatar Donimator says:

    Does anyone feel a great disturbance in The Force? Neither do I.

    Maybe now Dr. Tenure will have to get a real job. Nope – he’ll probable draw retirement.

  53. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    Hope he’s a teetotaler if he’s headed to Pennsylvania. They have bar carry there, and they don’t even have a .08% BAC limit like Iowa.

  54. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Sooo…Fritz is on the fritz. Don’t let the door hit you on the arse on the way out.
    Steiner said. “I grew up believing there was an appropriate place for guns and it was not in a place of higher education and higher learning.” . . .
    but the crazies and hoods do and the GFZ does not stop da boyz in da hood from campus carry.

  55. avatar John Fritz, HMFIC says:

    Practically all of these liberals, these college campuses will be long gone in 50 (or however many) years due to being replaced by MOOCs. Or whatever they’re called at that time.

    Brick and mortar colleges are a dying industry even though it may not look like it now. It’s being kept alive with easy FedGov money. One of the next crashes.

    The Internet Reformation will alter the educational landscape so much that someone reading this article in 2066 won’t be able to imagine this situation existed.

  56. avatar Wrightl3 says:

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  57. avatar Wood says:

    Look at that smarmy face. A furious mental masturbater.

  58. avatar Somebody says:

    What a joke…

    Acting like you are “all about” legal, responsible gun ownership and then quitting your job over legal carry?


    Dems (public and closet) are all about spin. Acting like someone would pull a gun on your ass over “frank discussions” shows how out of touch this guy truly is.

  59. avatar MichaelinPA says:

    #@%[email protected]#%@%# This guy is on my stomping grounds now.

    1. avatar Wood says:

      Send him a nice welcome letter that you will be working towards campus carry:)

  60. avatar DaveL says:

    It’s downright embarrassing for American academia that an actual dean thinks he has anything to do with “enforcing” a law that does nothing other than allow people to do something they previously were not?

  61. avatar 36IDRedleg says:

    Good riddance!!

  62. avatar Right to arm Bears says:

    A pedigreed dumbass. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out. Good riddance.

  63. avatar derfel cadarn says:

    Hey Fritz, door ,ass you know the rest.

  64. avatar Grant in IN says:

    Robert, you left off the best part the original article:

    Students for Concealed Carry issued a statement Thursday that didn’t address Steiner’s departure, but criticized educators “overwhelmed by unjustified fear.”

    “Intellectually, these professors are no different than someone whose actions are defined by an irrational fear of sharks, witchcraft, or vaccines,” the student group said.

  65. avatar Desert Ranger says:

    Buw-hahahahaha! Where is he going to go? Moonrise Kingdom?

  66. avatar Roger.45 says:

    That will teach UT a lesson they will never forget, Fritz!

    Looking at his picture, he appears that he could be close to retirement age. This way he goes out with fanfare and states his liberal philosophy.

    There’s probably 100 applications for his position in HR as I write this. No one cannot be replaced… no body. So who gives a flip? Just turn in your key to the bathroom and turn out the lights when you leave, Fritz.

    Oh yeah, don’t let the door his you in the a** on the way out.

  67. avatar Jack Schitz says:

    My guess is that he was leaving anyway and used the opportunity to make a political point. If he was really committed he would have told us he took a job with less money.

  68. avatar j says:

    A win for Texas. One less liberal dickhead “teaching” their kids.

  69. avatar Nigel Tufnel says:

    Sorry. He did not leave over campus carry. He left because Penn is a better school! The legendary Louis I. Kahn taught there. Pretty much a no-brainer. Penn>University Of Texas

    As an architect myself I completely understand his decision. But I do think his portrait pose and attitude glasses are trite and too Steve Jobsy for me to have any respect for him otherwise, not to mention his ‘I’m not a gun-hater BUT…’ garbage. This guy has absolutely no originality.

  70. avatar Charlie says:

    Good! A limp d**k hippie if ever I saw one. Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out ‘ol buddy boy.

    I hear California calling him. 😀


  71. avatar Marcus (Aurelius) Payne says:

    Have we found a way to push progressives out of education?! AWESOME!

  72. avatar BurleyOleBear says:

    I would say that if you are a hoplophobe you can’t consider yourself a “top” student or faculty. It indicates a flow in your logic and a skew in your worldview.

  73. avatar Ducky says:

    Finally, a UT Prof with the strength of his convictions. Every other post about this has been how they’re going to not do their job or break the law, but still collect their paycheck. This man has strong enough convictions that he’s willing to put his cushy tenured job on the line. I applaud him, and fully support his decision to leave UT’s educational system.

  74. avatar TEX says:

    This is just an added bonus to the law. If it can get most/if not all of these liberal candie asses out of our institutions Great ! They pollute our kids minds too much as it is.

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