University of Virginia cancels 21-gun salute from Veterans Day ceremony

University of Virginia cancels 21-gun salute from Veterans Day ceremony

The University of Virginia has canceled the 21-gun salute for its Veterans Day ceremony over concerns that firing weapons on campus could cause ’panic’ among students. James Ryan, the university’s president, said that there were concerns about firing weapons on campus in light of recent school shootings. Faced with a backlash, however, Ryan has pledged to reconsider the move - for next year.

Chris
Chris
Paul C
Paul C 4 months

Pathetic.

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 4 months

What a bunch of unpatriotic pussies.

MEIJIN44
MEIJIN44 4 months

Fuck them!

Judi Em
Judi Em 4 months

That is disgusting. . Those Veterans being saluted gave their lives for those big babies. That those idiots gave in is simply pathetic.

Father Spodo Komodo
Father Spodo Komodo 4 months

21 jazz hands is obviously the answer.

Test Steam
Test Steam 4 months

This new years they will be having a big screensaver as fireworks are too triggering...

David M. Bebber
David M. Bebber 4 months

Interesting note: What most people regard as a 21 gun salute is not actually that, but 3 Volleys of shots ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-volley_salute ) traditionally used to mark a temporary cease of hostilities so that families could come forth to claim the body's of the fallen. Whereas a 21 gun salute is done one shot at a time, and from artillery pieces, not rifles.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 4 months

Fuck off.

America
America 4 months

And I will continue to do terrible nasty things to our enemies so they have the right to continue being a snowflake! :)

6Million$Mansplainer
6Million$Mansplainer 4 months

"Gun shots..!" as grown people clutch their pearls and run for safe spaces.

MightyMargulis
MightyMargulis 4 months

i wonder how much panic the servicemen had when they were the same age as these kids and haveing to shoot weapons at people shooting back. but the college kids are going to get ptst from hearing gunshots , that they know aren't aimed at them. what a bunch of idgets

jane
jane 4 months

It's not surprising really. They can't even handle clapping, let alone something as loud as a gun salute. I wonder if they hide under their beds on 4th of July?

Nomeacasoxlogin NACXL
Nomeacasoxlogin NACXL 4 months

Give me a fraking break..

david dindu
david dindu 4 months

hope they at least replace the gun salute with jazz hands

Battery Salad
Battery Salad 4 months

College campuses are so out of touch with reality, it’s hard to wrap your head around it.

GreenMachine
GreenMachine 4 months

Wow! VA went from blue to stupid in less than a week. Impressive.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 4 months

Wanker

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 4 months

Fuck You!

John Doh
John Doh 4 months

UVA has lost its spirit to the social justice mob. Students now hate Thomas Jefferson and resent the proud history of their college. Every week there are seminars indoctrinating students further into social justice. I'm glad I'm finished. - Sincerely, A UVA Graduate Class of 2018 and Marine combat veteran

.Tet.
.Tet. 4 months

The first sentence is my exact reason as to why they should do it anyways. People need a rude awakening, and realize that guns will always exist in America. If it'll cause them to go into a panic now, they should get used to it so they know how to handle a mass shooting. Rather than them being a deer in headlights.

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