Texas is poised to give college students and teachers the right to pack heat on campus, reports AP.
More than half of the state’s House of Representatives have signed onto the measure permitting concealed weapons at universities. The senate, which backed a similar bill in 2009, is expected to support the House’s legislation.
Sen. Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio said that at the moment, students are “sitting ducks” if someone opens fire in a classroom.
OMG! Really? Dude… never mind, you’re an idiot.
“The only option now is to hide behind their desks or play dead,” said a spokesman for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus.
OK… Can’t stop myself… fella, maybe if the mentally ill and nut-cases (well, which is most of Texas) of the country weren’t allowed ownership of guns… and if NO ONE were allowed ownership of high-capacity, automatic weapons… your feigned fear would be allayed.
The bill already has the support of Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who occasionally takes his pistol on his morning runs. Utah has already passed a similar law, while Colorado gives universities the option of allowing concealed handguns.
Victims of the Virginia Tech massacre have traveled to Texas to oppose the bill — AND FOR GOOD REASON: they know they would not have been attacked if…
- crazy dudes were not allowed guns and
- if no one were allowed high-capacity, automatic weaponry.
Colin Goddard, who survived the 2007 shooting spree by pretending he was dead, said: It was the craziest day of my life with one person walking around with two guns. I can’t even imagine what it would have been like with multiple students and multiple guns.”
Sure you can imagine it, Colin… It would be like the brutish, uncivilized western world of the old American frontier. What you can’t imagine is that modern Americans can romanticize that past and regress back to it.
According to the most recent statistics, 50 children are killed in the U.S. every week by gunfire (over 3,000 children a year). What can be done about child shooting deaths? In your view, how big a problem is the death of children by firearms in this country? What do you think is the primary cause of this problem? Could it be too few civilized citizens and too many guns in their irresponsible hands? Um, yes.