Friday, March 27, 2009

Texas Campus Carry Bill is...

...scheduled for public hearing on Monday, March 30th. HB 1893, an act relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education, is scheduled for a hearing by the Public Safety Committee next Monday.

This is a very important piece of legislation that will not only expand upon our right to keep and bear arms, but will also greatly reduce the risk of an active shooter situation at a Texas college. Not only are "gun free school zones" easy pickings for deranged individuals looking to make headlines as they commit suicide by cop, and take as many unarmed people with them as they can, our schools are perfect targets for well trained terrorists.

If you support legal concealed carry by licensed CHL holders, please contact the members of the Public Safety Committee and ask them to pass HB 1893 on to the House Floor for open debate by the full House.

The SCCC have produced an excellent handbook on campus concealed carry that might help you with your letter to the committee members and your representative. The "Students for Concealed Carry on Campus Handbook - Texas Edition" (.pdf) is an outstanding resource that is well worth your time reading.

Update: The Students for Concealed Carry on Campus have a Facebook page that is kept up to date with all the most recent information on campus carry across the nation.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I want to thank you so much for the support! We are almost there and need people to still write their senators/reps to make sure we cross the finish line. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. I am the Campus leader for UTA.
Tom McEnroe
UTA SCCC Campus Leader