Students in Texas May Be Allowed to Carry Guns on Campus
Students in Texas may soon be able to pack their books and pencils beside their guns and amo before heading to campus. More than half the members of the Texas House have signed on to a measure directing universities to allow concealed handguns, says the Associated Press. It would follow a similar bill passed by the Senate in 2009 and this one is expected to pass as well. Republican Governor Rick Perry has said he’s in favor of the idea.
With 38 public universities and more than half a million students,Texas would be the second state to pass such legislation, followed by Colorado. Supporters argue that the best defense against mass shootings, similar to the ones at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois universities, is a student who can shoot back.
History has certainly shown us that two wrongs always make a right.
Similar firearms measures have been proposed in about a dozen other states, but all face strong opposition, especially from college leaders, reports The Associated Press.