Monday, July 07, 2008

Guns may be allowed at Texas colleges

Removing restrictions on licensed concealed carry at state funded college campuses will be a priority during the next legislative session.

By Anna M. Tinsley

Texans might soon be able to pack heat on college campuses.

That is just one of several proposals that could reach lawmakers next year as they — and legislators nationwide — explore broadening some gun laws.

"It addresses personal protection," said state Rep. Joe Driver, R-Garland, who heads the House committee that considers gun bills. "People who do things [like the Virginia Tech shooting] basically know they are walking into a gun-free zone.

"They are cowards . . . facing people not allowed to fight back."

Lawmakers could set their sights on several proposals next year in the wake of the recent historic Supreme Court ruling that determined that Americans have a right to own guns for hunting and self-defense.
This article in the Star Telegram pretty much outlines the gun rights legislation that will be taken up during this next session.


Anonymous said...

Now if we could just get an open carry bill drafted...

TSRA members, you should give 'em a call.

Findalis said...

Might make the professors think twice about failing a student.

John R said...


Who should the professor fear flunking most, the kid with a couple drug charges, and a robbery rap - or the 21 year old who can pass local, state and federal background checks?

What is to stop an angry student from hurting a professor now?

Allowing CHL holding professors to protect themselves from violent students is a plus.

Findalis said...

Actually the professors should fear the Nerdy kids. They know exactly how to destroy his life via the internet.

I do know that if the kids and faculty were armed at Virginia Tech, the death toll would have been lower.

jr, I am all in favor of the 2nd Amendment, what I said was in humor.