‘Campus carry’ bill restoring 2nd Amendment rights to Texas students

Pro-gun Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is proving he’s a straight shooter once again, vowing to sign the “campus carry” bill passed by his state’s lawmakers to make it easier for college and university students to defend themselves.

Senate Bill 11 passed in the Texas House of Representatives with overwhelming support, though some opposed it as not going far enough because it will not extend campus carry rights to students of private universities.

“I am duty-bound to protect Second Amendment rights parallel to private property rights,” Republican Sen. Brian Birdwell said during negotiations between the two chambers according to the Washington Post. “We must protect most private property rights equally, and not protect one or the other.”

Private universities will be able to craft their own restrictions concerning concealed carry, but public universities will be “limited” according to Birdwell.

Universities will maintain the right to carve out specific “gun free” zones on campus, although there is language prohibiting them from banning weapons in entire buildings or dormitories.

When Gov. Abbot signs the bill, Second Amendment rights will be partially restored for college students in Texas.

It’s the remaining “gun free” zones that will be the problem.

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4 thoughts on “‘Campus carry’ bill restoring 2nd Amendment rights to Texas students

  1. Kenneth Clark says:

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it Bloomburg, Obama and the rest of you pansy, limp wrist, I know what’s best for you but not for me, idiots.

    1. Doug says:

      I read that Charles Whitman’s grandsons are now enrolled at UT.

  2. TEEBONICUS says:

    “I am duty-bound to protect Second Amendment rights parallel to private property rights,” Republican Sen. Brian Birdwell said[.]

    With all due respect, Senator, property rights are not on the same level as gun rights. The right to bear arms is a linear corollary to the right to life. The three most fundamental rights listed in the DoI are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (property).

    IN THAT ORDER.

    The right to life, hence the right of self-defense, hence the right to bear arms, is FIRST.

    It trumps property rights, period.

  3. bloody sundae says:

    Hey, how about the “gun free” zone carved out by the authors of the Second Amendment and the Declaration? From their (tyrannical) rules for student conduct at University of Virginia:

    “No student shall, within the precincts of the University, introduce, keep or use weapons or arms of any kind, or gun-powder; nor keep a servant, horse or dog.”

    JAMES MADISON, Rector [University President]
    December, 1826

    “No Student shall, within the precincts of the University, introduce, keep or use any spirituous/ or vinous liquors, keep or use weapons or arms of any kind, or gunpowder, keep a servant, horse or dog, appear in school with a stick, or any weapon, nor, while in school, be covered without permission of the Professor, nor use tobacco by smoking or chewing, on pain of any of the minor punishments at the discretion of the Faculty, or of the board of Censors, approved by the Faculty.”

    Th: Jefferson Rector. [University President]
    October 5th 1824.

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