College cancels speech by advocate for guns on campuses (Seattle Times)

College cancels speech by advocate for guns on campuses

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college has apologized for canceling a speech by a woman who advocates for allowing guns on college campuses.

Antonia Okafor says Hampshire College in Amherst canceled her speech two hours before its scheduled start Wednesday because it was “too controversial.”

The college issued an apology saying it was canceled because the “student application was not sufficiently complete” and not because of the speaker.

Okafor is co-founder of a group that calls itself a movement of women “who feel empowered when they use their gun for self-defense.”

She was invited to speak by a campus group for South Asian and international students. The school says it’s trying to reschedule.

Okafor said on Twitter it’s sad that free speech and gun rights are “so hated at a college in America.”

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via Seattle Times http://bit.ly/2zAaWuh

December 7, 2017 at 07:24AM