The president of the Liberty University is urging students to carry concealed weapons on campus in order to “end those Muslims” who would attack the campus.
“Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here,” President Jerry Falwell, Jr., told students at convocation Friday, according to the News & Advance.
“It just blows my mind when I see that the President of the United States [says] that the answer to circumstances like that is more gun control,” he said. “I’ve always thought if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in.”
Students reportedly erupted into applause at the call to arms.
Falwell later said he was referring to the radical Islamic terrorists who carried out attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif.
“I was referring to ‘those Muslims’ that carried out attacks in Paris and California,” he said on Twitter.
He also told the News & Advance that “There are many good Muslims, many moderate Muslims.”
Liberty University, an evangelical school in Lynchburg, Va., has a reputation as a conservative college.
Falwell is the son of the late Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell, who infamously blamed the 9/11 terrorist attacks on abortionists and homosexuals.
Several Republican presidential candidates have spoken at Liberty this year, including retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also spoke on campus.