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by TexasCajun
Tue May 28, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 972 -Not enough votes?
Replies: 35
Views: 6805

Re: HB 972 -Not enough votes?

HK_USP_45 wrote:
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.
Thanks, I just wanted to make sure you weren't referring to the 'chance' that a chl holder carrying a weapon on campus would end up with blood in the classroom & hallways. If you had been referring to that then I'd direct you to Charles Cotton's piece advocating expanded chl carry. But you weren't so we're good.

Glad you were able to diffuse your unpleasant encounter.
by TexasCajun
Tue May 28, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 972 -Not enough votes?
Replies: 35
Views: 6805

Re: HB 972 -Not enough votes?

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?
by TexasCajun
Tue May 21, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 972 -Not enough votes?
Replies: 35
Views: 6805

Re: HB 972 -Not enough votes?

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
TexasCajun wrote:Closely watching any legislative process is like watching a butcher make sausage. You may THINK you want to know exactly what's going on, but you really don't want to. And in doing so, you realize that it takes an awfully strong stomach.
With over 30 years of experience, this may be the best analogy I've seen!

Chas.
As my name implies, I've spent more than my fair share of time in Louisiana. Over there politics has just as much of a following as LSU Football or the New Orleans Saints. But it's more like pro wrestling.... with much more interesting characters.
by TexasCajun
Tue May 21, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 972 -Not enough votes?
Replies: 35
Views: 6805

Re: HB 972 -Not enough votes?

Closely watching any legislative process is like watching a butcher make sausage. You may THINK you want to know exactly what's going on, but you really don't want to. And in doing so, you realize that it takes an awfully strong stomach.
by TexasCajun
Mon May 20, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 972 -Not enough votes?
Replies: 35
Views: 6805

Re: HB 972 -Not enough votes?

hammer58 wrote:I work at a community college and we just got an email from our college president that HB972 does not have the 21 votes needed to bring the vote to the senate floor. He said Birdwell has the rest of the week to get enough votes. Has anyone else heard this?

It seems to me that if this is the case, it might be the time for another call to action!
TSRA sent out a similar email call to action this morning.

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