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by hirundo82
Wed May 20, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Is campus carry dead?
Replies: 68
Views: 11069

Re: Is campus carry dead?

KD5NRH wrote:
J.R.@A&M wrote:Tornado, I have been doing the same. We've had, what, fourteen years of concealed carry in crowded venues like shopping malls, grocery stores, etc. without innocent bystanders being shot. The crowds of students that I pass in the halls of my university building are little different from the ones I pass in HEB.
The local paper ran a front page story about HB1893 dying. (Oddly, it never made it into the online edition.) One of the quotes was from the Tarleton Police Chief about how this meant he wouldn't have to get his officers extra threat recognition training.

Anybody want to help explain to the Chief that "kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out" isn't really a great theory of campus policing?

Tarleton Police Department
Box T-0560
Stephenville, Texas 76402
He appears to have gone to the same training as Rice University's police chief. He testified during the Public Safety Committee hearing on HB1893 that his officers were taught to shoot anybody with a gun--he never replied as to whether that applied to HPD officers when they came on campus.
by hirundo82
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Is campus carry dead?
Replies: 68
Views: 11069

NRA Alert: Senate State Affairs hearing April 27

I got this alert from the NRA yesterday; I'm not sure if it went out to everybody or just those of us whose senators are on the Senate State Affairs committee. There is nothing on the legislature web site about a hearing.
On Monday, April 27, the Senate State Affairs Committee will consider Senate Bill 1164, NRA-backed legislation that would enable Concealed Handgun Licensees to protect themselves on college campuses.

Campuses are NOT "crime-free" zones; law-abiding ADULT students, faculty and staff should not be denied the right of self-defense just because they study, work or live on one.

Your State Senator, Rodney Ellis, is a key member of the committee. Please contact him at (512) 463-0113 and urge him to continue supporting SB 1164 in committee.
I called Sen. Ellis's office this morning, told them I am a voter from his district calling about SB1164, allowing CHL holders to carry on college campuses, and said "I am a graduate student and CHL holder, and I strongly support Senate Bill 1164."

I'm not sure if it will help any since Senator Ellis is one of the most consistently anti-gun members of the Texas Legislature but he did vote for the employee parking lot bill (both in the Criminal Justice committee and in the full Senate) so maybe there is some hope.

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