Am I taking notes next to a gun?

hundreds of students sit in a lecture hall at the University of Texas

How many firearms are in this picture?

So far I’ve never had to wonder  which of my classmates are hiding a gun, but the era of unarmed notetaking may be drawing to a close.

Texas HB 972, which would permit concealed handguns to be carried into college classrooms, passed out of committee Friday with a 7-1 vote. The bill does allow universities to opt out of the campus carry provision after consulting with faculty, students, and staff, but it reduces the penalty for violating campus weapon bans from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Of the 9 members of the committee, only El Paso’s Joe Picket voted against it (San Antonio’s Phil Cortez was absent).  The bill is now on it’s way to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Pop Quiz

How many guns belong in a freshman Literature class of 100 students?

A. 1

B. 10

C. 100

D. none of the above.

Here’s how to help:

Call your representative to let them know how you feel about concealed handguns in classrooms and reduced penalties for people who violate campus weapons regulations. Leave a comment on this post to let us know how it went! 

Want more?

Read this article about HB 972 in My SA, like Texas Gunsense on Facebook, see what the NRA says about Texas HB 972, and check out my other posts about gun violence.

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