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Mon May 6, 2013, 04:46 PM

House passes campus-carry bill 102-41

AAS 5/6/13
House passes campus-carry bill 102-41

By a vote of 102-41, the Texas House on Monday approved a final version of controversial legislation that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses in Texas.

But the final version of House Bill 972 does not automatically allow guns in dormitories, classrooms and other campus buildings.
Public schools would have the ability to prohibit them, and private schools would have the option of allowing them.

An amendment added to the bill on Monday gives the president of the university or college the authority to make the decision on whether or not to permit concealed weapons. That decision which has to be made with input from students, faculty, administrators, law enforcement and a school’s board of regents has to be ratified on an annual basis, according to state Rep. Allen Fletcher, R-Cypress.

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The measure now goes to the Senate, where its future is uncertain.


Well at least the University Presidents get to decide for their campus. I would hope most of them would be sane about it. Uncertain future in the Senate? Hell no - it's going to pass. This is Texas controlled by right wing fundies in both chambers of Texas State Legislature.

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Reply House passes campus-carry bill 102-41 (Original post)
sonias May 2013 OP
ashling May 2013 #1
sonias May 2013 #2
silverweb May 2013 #3
onestepforward May 2013 #4
sonias May 2013 #5
onestepforward May 2013 #6
sonias May 2013 #7

Response to sonias (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 05:42 PM

1. My wife and I are considering leaving the profession

rather than teach on a campus that allows this shit.

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Response to ashling (Reply #1)

Mon May 6, 2013, 06:21 PM

2. Hope your University President is not a gun nut

Best of luck to you both.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 06:22 PM

3. Next up:

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]Texas college applications and enrollments plummet.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 09:57 PM

4. It looks like they passed 12 pro-gun bills.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/06/texas-house-approves-bundle-of-radical-pro-gun-laws/

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Lawmakers also approved letting schools select employees to carry concealed weapons on campus, and easing the standards for concealed carry permits. The bulk of the bills were targeted at easing restrictions on concealed carry weapons, such as making permit fees cheaper, preventing agencies from asking for detailed information on permit renewals, and restricting fingerprint registries for gun owners.

The package of bills also includes a measure that declares all federal gun laws null and void in Texas, which is flatly unconstitutional.

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While other responsible states are tightening up their gun laws because the federal government can't do it, here goes Texas in the opposite direction.



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Response to onestepforward (Reply #4)

Tue May 7, 2013, 05:41 PM

5. I think that is the Texas Republican mantra

Whatever way Obama leads - we head the opposite way! It's so much easier than thinking to them.

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Response to sonias (Reply #5)

Wed May 8, 2013, 01:54 AM

6. Maybe Obama should exclude Texas

from the Medicaid expansion. The next minute, Perry would be fighting like a mad dog to get it!

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Response to onestepforward (Reply #6)

Wed May 8, 2013, 03:35 PM

7. Good idea

On negative reinforcement for Perry. He hates being "targeted". Ha ha

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