UC administrator: 'Kill the NRA'
A director at the University of Cincinnati wrote on her Facebook account that anyone seeking to “help” the United States should start by killing the NRA.
Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, the interim director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Cincinnati, posted on her personal Facebook account Wednesday saying, “Want to help this country? Kill the NRA.”
Screenshots from Red Alert Politics show that DiSalvo sought to distance herself from the initial statement in the comments section, elaborating that she only wanted to “kill” the NRA with “membership cancellation and voting out cowards.”
A Facebook friend continued to push DiSalvo to double down on her original statement, asking “Is the only thing that stops a bad guy with a membership cancellation power and voting rights a good guy with membership cancellation and voting rights?”
DiSalvo responded, “No, just LOVE!”
While a different Facebook friend supported DiSalvos by commenting that “I aspire to be you,” another was clearly perturbed by her statements and responded, succinctly, “yikes.”
DiSalvo, an ardent supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was previously a journalism professor at Ohio Wesleyan University and the Assistant Dean of the Faculty for Cottey College.
DiSalvo told Campus Reform that she has no comment regarding the post.
Another university faculty member in Ohio recently threatened the NRA even more directly on his own Facebook page, suggesting that “anti-gun types” should “storm the NRA.”
James Pearce, an assistant adjunct professor at Southern State Community College, wrote on his page, “Look, there’s only one solution. 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.”
Pearce’s post resulted in a federal investigation, although he later insisted that he was merely making a joke.
Campus Reform reached out to the NRA for comment on DiSalvo’s post, but did not receive a response in time for publication. A spokesperson for UC was unavailable for comment at press time, but this article will be updated if and when a response is received.
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