Skip to comments.Concealed carry bill passes inspection(Texas A&M)
Posted on 10/25/2012 3:56:49 PM PDT by marktwain
Student Senate will vote Wednesday on a bill that calls on the Texas A&M University and the Texas State Legislature to allow anyone with a valid concealed handgun license to carry a handgun on the Texas A&M campus and within buildings.
The Texas A&M Legislative Affairs Committee finalized wording of the bill Wednesday night and sent it to Student Senate for a final vote.
The Texas government currently allows universities to create their own concealed carry policies.
Texas A&M policy says a concealed handgun is permitted on campus, but not inside buildings.
During the meeting, students expressed their concern that the bill has no restrictions against carrying a gun in residence halls, hospitals or religious institutions. Other students argued that the bill would help campus safety.
In the referendum conducted during the spring student body elections in 2011, 54 percent of students said they did not want guns on campus.
Bill author Clay Cheshire said he maintains that constitutional rights should not be up for a vote, and he believes this bill will make campus safer for students.
This will be a good test - to see just how mature they are at ATM, as we all call it.
I carry all day every day. Sometimes people seem to stare at my hip, then they smile and life goes on.
I carry so if some richardhead decides he needs to act an idiot because mommy and daddy didn’t give him a Corvette when he was 18 or his classmates called him a fag. I can respond unexpectedly.
ESAD nutball zipperheads, in TEXAS we shoot back. With vigor. And we don’t spray and pray, we practice and we go COM.
Don’t present if you ain’t ready to dance. Not in Texas, Our Texas.