University of Rhode Island Professor Erik Loomis Wants Gun Rights Advocates “BEATEN TO DEATH” and NRA Heads “On A Stick”
This is a college “PROFESSOR”. Why is this evil thing still at the pulpit spewing his LIES to our kids and promoting this violence and bigotry? Parents? Anyone?
University of Rhode Island professor’s retweet: Murder anyone who thinks teachers should be armed
Four days ago, Erik Loomis, an assistant professor of American history at the University of Rhode Island, retweeted the above tweet. In case it disappears down the memory hole, here’s a .jpg captured for posterity:
That was just one of Loomis’ many angry, profane tweets/retweets bashing pro-gun organizations and individuals such as NRA chief Wayne LaPierre in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.
He calls it an “intimidation campaign” when websites such as Campus Reform, quote what he said about Wayne LaPierre:
He backs away from his “head on a stick” comment but doubles down on his view that Wayne LaPierre should be imprisoned:
Even when not addressing guns, Loomis seems to have significant anger and anxiety issues:
Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account; Update: What is he hiding?
What do you do when you are an assistant professor at a public university and you’ve been caught red-handed retweeting a tweet advocating murder?
If you’re University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, you delete your entire Twitter account.
Here is what his page looked like about 20 minutes ago:
Here is what it looks like now:
We’re glad he won’t be advocating violence on Twitter any longer. Hopefully, he will use the freed-up time to seek help from a mental health professional.
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Update: What exactly is Loomis hiding? Before he deleted his Twitter account, we managed to make note of a few of his angrier tweets (no screen caps, sorry):
“Nothing makes me more angry than being ordered what to do. Usuallly good at checking emotions, am now in towering rage at laptop-banning bar”
“@drfarls You have no idea how much I wanted to break my glass over that guy’s head.”
This was interesting, too:
“I love teaching books on the history of sexuality. I talked about dildos in a completely appropriate way in class today.”
HERE IS ERIK LOOMIS CVI FROM THE URI WEBSITE:
Dr. Erik Loomis
Ph.D. University of New Mexico, 2008
M.A. University of Tennessee, 1999
B.A. University of Oregon, 1996
Environmental History, Labor History, Late 19th-Early 20th Century U.S. History, U.S. West
- HIS 141 – History of the United States to 1877
- HIS 339 – Emergence of Industrial America, 1877-1914
- HIS 364 – U.S. Environmental History
- HIS 365 – Civil War and Reconstruction
- HIS 441 – Topics in U.S. History (U.S. West)
- HIS 495 – Senior Seminar
“Lives Under the Canopy: Spotted Owls and Loggers in Western Forests,” to be published in Natural Resources, Law Journal, Summer 2012
“Preserving Nature to Preserve the Republic: Laurens Bolles, New Mexico’s Cold War Conservatonist,” to be published in New Mexico Historical Review, 2013″
“Empire of Timber: Work and Nature in the Pacific Northwest Forests”
Department of History
University of Rhode Island
80 Upper College Road, Suite 3
Kingston, RI 02881
Office: 217B Washburn
HERE IS ERIK LOOMIS’ BLOG AT LAWYERS, GUNS & MONEY: http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/author/erik-loomis
It appears that thing’s colleagues, family and the police are now involved. Thank God the police paid it a visit and questioned it as to it’s violent outbursts and vitriolic hate speech.
Here’s an excerpt from that thing’s web blog:
“The last couple of days have been a bit challenging for me. Being attacked by a David Horowitz wannabe for saying I wanted to see Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick has led to a world of fun, ranging from a meeting with the Rhode Island State Police last night to people inundating the University of Rhode Island community with warnings of their murderous colleague in their midst.
So to clarify, I want to make it blindingly clear that I did not call for the assassination of Wayne LaPierre. In my world, calling for someone’s head on a stick is a metaphor to hold them responsible for their actions. I think the last time “head on a stick” actually meant murder was sometime around 1450. That anyone would take this seriously as a murder threat is completely absurd. What stinks about it is that it has now involved my family, colleagues, and university. So I’ll apologize to them and to anyone legitimately offended by my metaphor.”
[UPDATE: PART TWO]
Apparently, this erik loomis vermin has a history of threatening Conservatives with death. HE NEEDS TO BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH VARIOUS CRIMES: https://twg2a.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/university-of-rhode-island-professor-erik-loomis-has-a-long-history-of-threatening-to-murder-conservatives/