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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    I have no idea what others feel inside when they carry a weapon in public, but I was taught gun safety as a child and many years ago took a glass that allowed me to carry a concealed weapon and it was less about feeling a new power than it made me think all the time about the responsibility I had.

    I have not changed over the years and still find that being armed is a hell of a responsibility and and I constantly think about that and how I will react in a situation like took place in Arizona a couple of months ago, when Congresswoman Gifford was shoot buy a nut. I know this you don't want to be the bad guy if I am in range.

    I will also tell everyone that if you use you weapon to stop such an event when you are done put your weapon on the floor and step back to avoid being shot yourself by the police or security because they sometimes get excited, and they don't know who the bad guy was.

    When they do show up do what they tell you and careful not to make any movement that can look like you are going to pickup your gun.

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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    Yeah, this with guns would be totally awesome...



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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Yeah, this with guns would be totally awesome...


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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Yeah, this with guns would be totally awesome...


    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that the party there most likely did not happen ON CAMPUS, where the guns would be allowed. But if you want to use hyperbole tactics to try to make a point; well more power to you.
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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's good to allow guns on campus, IMO. But overall, it's not really going to do anything one way or the other.
    Well, you know I disagree. Just had law enforcement here speaking on what a stupid idea that was. But I'm sure they know little about the matter.

    Do we want to do this again?

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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's much better to have this right?
    As I understand law enforcemnt, the likelihood would be that more would have died at VT if more were armed. I'm sure we could find information on this view if we looked. What do you think, should we explore it?

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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, you know I disagree. Just had law enforcement here speaking on what a stupid idea that was. But I'm sure they know little about the matter.

    Do we want to do this again?
    You can do it any way you want. As I recall last time you produced no data, no statistics to back up your point. So if you want to go that route again, you're more than free to do so. However, I am on a campus which allows guns, I am in a town which allows open carry, I am in a state which has the Castle doctrine. And I can say for a matter of fact that college students (adults mind you) carrying weapons on my campus has produced no adverse effects over the decades it's been allowed.
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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    In Colorado, we have plenty of the same laws, including Castle laws of our own. Tons of people here have concealed weapon license (which I think is complete horse****, shouldn't need to obtain a CCW, but that's another thread all together). We've even allowed guns on our campus for WELL longer than y'all down there. Students don't really carry them. Do some? Hell yeah. But it's a minority. That's the real world application and will eventually stabalize to that (I can see a big surge at the beginning and then slowly dying down to some equalibrium point over the years), even in Texas. You ain't got nothing special down there. Texas...thinking they're first at this or something.
    I'll second that. I live in Colorado as well, and we went as a family to get our CCW licenses. My mom even has one and she doesn't own a gun. Living in a college town, students I know well are amused by the fact that they can carry a gun to class, but few, if any, do. I have a CCW, but I have yet to walk out of the house with my side arm, unless I'm going to the range with my brothers.
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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Yeah, this with guns would be totally awesome...


    So do you support banning alcohol on campus too then?

    On a bias note: I'm digging the picture of all those art/music majors (I kid)
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    Re: Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    So do you support banning alcohol on campus too then?

    On a bias note: I'm digging the picture of all those art/music majors (I kid)
    No, they're probably business majors.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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