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by HK_USP_45
Tue May 28, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 972 -Not enough votes?
Replies: 35
Views: 6801

Re: HB 972 -Not enough votes?

No. My opinion on a citizens right to carry a weapon: In 1791, when the 2nd passed, they had pistols, rifles, muskets and cannon. If the founders wanted to restrict our right to bear in any way, they would have written "the right to keep and bear arms, except cannon". They didn't. Over the course of the history of this country, society has accepted unconstitutional restrictions on that right in the name of "what was good for society". The courts have upheld a lot of those restrictions. That doesn't make them constitutional, just legally binding in the present judicial system. IMHO.
by HK_USP_45
Tue May 28, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 972 -Not enough votes?
Replies: 35
Views: 6801

Re: HB 972 -Not enough votes?

TexasCajun wrote:
HK_USP_45 wrote:I suspect most of these professors are in the same category I am in. Taking a chance with weapons on campus and being able to defend yourself over being seriously injured is a no brainer. But they can't see that. Sometimes, you can be too "smart" for your own good.
What chance would that be?

The category would be older, out of shape guy that couldn't defend himself well against a 20-something in a physical confrontation. The "chance" is the chance you always take introducing a weapon into any situation.
by HK_USP_45
Tue May 28, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 972 -Not enough votes?
Replies: 35
Views: 6801

Re: HB 972 -Not enough votes?

I am an adjunct for a local college (2 year) and always have a few students in class that are just out of prison or on probation or parole. I had a confrontation with one last year that was being disruptive in class. Now, I don't know what he would have done if he had been armed, but he was under 21 and a convicted felon. It was illegal for him to possess a weapon. The problem I had was, I wasn't armed because of policy. So now we have two individuals with a conflict, one under 21 and in pretty good shape. The other over 60 and not. That would be me. He didn't need a gun to hurt me. I needed a gun to defend myself if he decided to do serious bodily harm. My years as a peace officer helped me with conflict resolution, in fact I taught classes on that subject for TCLEOSE. The situation was resolved without incident. A month later he was arrested for violation of probation. Probably didn't pay his fees. That will get you revoked quicker than holding up a liquor store.

I suspect most of these professors are in the same category I am in. Taking a chance with weapons on campus and being able to defend yourself over being seriously injured is a no brainer. But they can't see that. Sometimes, you can be too "smart" for your own good.

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