|The Jed Award|
But the Stalinesque bureaucracy at Chicago's Big-10 school has conjured up a neat little KGB-styled trick for a backdoor ban on any and all student gun ownership.
They're going to use campus psychiatrists to ferret out the gun owning students and thereby meet their stated mental health goal to "restrict students' ability to access lethal materials."
This was straight off of page 1 of the January 9th edition of the Daily Northwestern student newspaper.
Seems that NU is determined to get a seal of approval from a New York outfit called the Jed Foundation.
The Jed Foundation was formed by a couple of Manhattan busybodies named Donna and Phil Satow whose depressed kid, Jed, offed himself around 15 years ago.
So now they run around to college campuses with the ostensible aim of getting them to "explore and enhance their mental health and suicide prevention programming."
If they do the things this outfit prescribes, they'll get the "Jed Foundation Seal of Approval" along with such renowned institutions of higher learning as Alfred University and Gateway Community College.
So now, lusting after that coveted honor, the Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), is going to assess how it can best "restrict students' ability to access lethal materials."
Since this is supposed to be all about suicide, one would guess they're not talking about keeping NU kids away from TNT or phosphate bomb possession.
It's guns these lefties want to grab.
Guns that can legally be owned and carried in a concealed fashion for the purposes of self-protection.
Over the past few years, Northwestern students have been the equivalent of rabbits to the preying packs of South Evanston coyotes who regularly hold them up and steal their cash and cell phones.
But Northwestern University's ridiculously bloated mental health bureaucracy thinks their students best not own the means for self-defense.
God knows, they might blow their brains out.
For the Record, here are the current Northwestern Code of Student Conduct rules pertaining to firearms. They have yet to be challenged in court in the wake of Illinois' new conceal and carry gun provisions:
Misconduct related to firearms, weapons, explosives, or dangerous substances and devices (including ammunition, air or pellet guns, paintball guns, slingshots, knives, weapons of any description, firecrackers, fireworks, dangerous chemicals or substances, or any other object or substance designed to inflict a wound or cause injury, or imitations or replicas of any such items), including the following:
Possession of any such item on University premises or at University activities or events (except as specifically authorized); and
Use or brandishing of any such item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens, causes fear to, or otherwise endangers others.