Picture this: there’s a small gathering of friends at an apartment. One of the neighbors, a 42-year-old male, is also there, but is asked to leave. He doesn’t. He keeps coming back. The 19-year-old who lives in the apartment asks the older male to leave, repeatedly. But for this man, no didn’t mean no.
That man kept coming back (the police report is unclear exactly how many times he came back). He was told he could not come in, but he started walking toward the 19-year-old. She told him she would spray him with pepper spray. He grabbed her, threw her backwards onto the ground. She finally sprayed him.
When police arrived, the older man blamed the younger woman for the dispute. The victim advised officers that as long as the creep stayed away, she did not want to press charges.
Officers later returned to the apartment. The older man had not stayed away; he came back and had to be forced back out of the apartment, all the while threatening the young girl. Charges were filed for battery, and the man went to jail. Unfortunately, the assistant state’s attorney felt there was “insufficient evidence” to convict.
The man’s name is Alex Colvin, who is the founder, president, and lone spokesperson for Gun Free UH, which is University of Houston’s anti-gun organization…though we’re not sure if it’s more than just one person. He’s 57 now, and an undergrad student at U of H, but back in 2001 he was drinking way too much and throwing young women to the ground.
Ironically, this leader of the anti-campus carry movement is the precise reason why we want young women on campus to have the right to protect themselves with firearms. Drunk, creepy, obsessive older men with questionable character should rightfully scare younger women.
Since that arrest, Alex Colvin has been busy building an anti-campus carry campaign based on unfounded conspiracy theories and personal attacks, most of which are directed at Students for Concealed Carry.
Mr. Colvin also seems to have developed a strange, unhealthy attachment to SCC’s Southwest Regional Director, Antonia Okafor, who’s a friend of the show. Indeed, most of the personal attacks seem to involve Ms. Okafor in some way shape or form.
Now, those of you that have heard Antonia on the show know that she’s a strong, smart, capable young woman, but even world-beaters like her are alarmed by the idea of being targeted by men like Colvin. You can bet that Antonia’s got more than pepper spray available for her defense. People like Alex Colvin make the argument for concealed carry all by themselves. I’d bet that I’d have a hard time finding someone that would begrudge Antonia her right to carry, knowing that Alex Colvin is out there somewhere.
Perhaps Mr. Colvin is projecting his own short-comings on the pro-gunners. He once called people like us “cowards, sociopaths, anti-socials, and malcontents,” but maybe he is frustrated that he sees those qualities in himself.
So Alex, on the off chance that you tune in to this excellent radio program, know this: when we think of all the reasons that we want to carry guns, people like you are at the top of the list. You give us a reason to keep fighting for our second amendment rights. On the other hand, you’re pretty counter-productive in fighting your own fight. The way I see it, if you want to end gun violence, then don’t take my gun – take a look in the mirror.
More guns, less crime: go out and buy yourself a gun!