Years ago an "All in the Family" program featured Archie Bunker's solution to airline skyjackers. It went something like this: "Sure dare, Meathead, yous pass out the 45s as people get on da plane and yous solve your problem!"
Apparently the Texas legislature agrees. They seem to be adopting the same logic as Bunker in regard to the campuses of Texas colleges and universities. I couldn't believe this report that appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Monday, February 21, 2011.
Have we simply lost our minds?
Read it and tell me what you think.
Legislation to allow concealed handguns on Texas campuses worries Dallas-area students
By LAUREN MICHAELS and AMBER BELL
Published 21 February 2011 01:30 PM
Supporters of legislation that would allow students and faculty to carry concealed handguns at colleges and universities in Texas say their goal is to make campuses safer.
But some of the Dallas-area students they hope to protect say they’d feel less secure knowing their peers might be armed.
“If the gun was out there, I would feel uneasy,” said Russell Ansley, a junior at the University of Texas at Dallas. “It could create an atmosphere of hostility.”
Phil Montgomery, a junior at the University of North Texas, said he’d rather see more security officers than ask students to pitch in.
“I don't feel I should have to take a gun in order to be safe at school,” he said. “Having an officer or two in a building would be more beneficial than having any kid that wanted to bring their own weapons to school.”
The bill has broad support in the Legislature but faces several hurdles before becoming law. Neither the House nor Senate has considered the measure. Texas would be the second state, after Utah, to pass such a broad-based law.
The measure’s proponents say it could help prevent campus gun violence, such as the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, Northern Illinois in 2008 and UT-Austin just last year.
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