Outrageous Professor Calls for 'Anti-Gun Types' to Attack the NRA and 'Leave No Survivors'
The professor now claims it was just a joke.
An Ohio professor is reportedly under investigation for making a Facebook post calling for anti-gun activists to "storm the NRA headquarters" and "make sure there are no survivors."
James Pearce, an adjunct professor at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro, wrote the post on June 13, the day after the terrorist mass shooting attack in Orlando.
"Look, there's only one solution," Pearce wrote. "A bunch of us anti-gun types are going to have to arm ourselves, storm the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA, and make sure there are no survivors."
He continued: "This action might also require coordinated hits at remote sites, like Washington lobbyists. Then and only then will we see some legislative action on assault weapons."
The Highland County Press reported that the comments were sent to the local police, and then forwarded to the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
A spokesperson for the college wouldn't comment directly on the case, but said that any criminal prosecution or findings could affect an individual's employment at the school.
Pearce has commented on the controversy, saying "it was supposed to be a joke, folks." But he did apologize for what he called a "foolish mistake."