Campus carry takes effect today
Texas college campuses are now going to be required to allow students to carry concealed firearms on campus. Because no one could be trusted more to handle weapons responsibly than college students.
Quick! Someone get this man a 9 mil!
I've been in a college classroom where the professor had to eject a student for being disruptive. I can't imagine how that would have ended if that student had been packing.
No, YER kicked out of MY class!
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Oh, and the law goes into effect on August 1, the anniversary of the infamous Texas University Tower shooting.
Remember me. . . with more guns! On campus. . . in Texas. . .
But, according to Texas State representative Allen Fletcher, that's really no big thing.
Allen Fletcher is sick of people bringing up the fact that campus carry becomes law on the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting.
This wasn't some conspiracy to rub a new gun law in survivors' faces, he says. Aug. 1 is the effective date of many laws, and the implementation of campus carry was even delayed to that day to give schools more time to work on their plans.
"I'm like, 'Are you kidding me?'
You can always tell a true statesman by the use of phrases like "I'm like, 'Are you kidding me?'"
"I'm like, 'Are you kidding me?' We've been working on this for years, and for the implementation to fall on that day — that had never even crossed somebody's mind," Fletcher says. "I'm not a young man, but it's a long, long time since that happened, and I haven't thought about it for a long time."
"I haven't thought about that since the last time I needed a little help jerking off!" he did not add.
I'm guessing this lady has thought about it more recently.
For professors worried about the new law, says Fletcher, they're just going to have to deal with it. UT-Austin's campus carry plans allow professors to ban guns in their offices, a deal Fletcher said will not stand.
"A private citizen will say, 'You can't tell me I can't have my gun in your office.' And then that student will win, because the law is very clear," he said.
The law is very clear in its prioritizing the hurt feelings of inadequate gun-toters over the safety concerns of professors who just would like to do their jobs without having to constantly wonder "is this the one? Is this the guy whose going to kill me because he doesn't like his grade?"
But a handful of UT professors have sued for even more control over gun-free zones, in the hopes that a court will say educators can ban them from classrooms, too. The worries, Fletcher said, are "much ado about nothing."
"Hell, I'm like sixty years old, I won't be setting foot on any college campuses, I'm not worried at all!"