The Texas legislature passed a bill to allow college students, teachers, and employees to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. This is the solution found by Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, to the problem of the Virginia Tech massacre — fill campuses with firearms.
Wentworth insists that the lack of guns allowed students and faculty to be “picked off like sitting ducks.” Notably, the legislature prohibited the guns in university hospitals and athletic facilities.
Wentworth insists that “I would feel personally guilty if I woke up one morning and read that something similar had occurred on a Texas campus.” It appears that he will not feel quite so guilty with a dozen or so individual incidents of shootings in various schools around the state. This should make grade reviews interesting for teachers who can keep one hand on their testing sheets and one hand on their magnums.
There are eleven universities that currently allow handguns on campus.
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