14 Months After Passage of SB 11, Opponents of CC Still Don’t Understand the Law

Campus Carry Melissa Golden/AP Photo
Campus Carry Melissa Golden/AP Photo
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

Austin, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- Opponents of Texas' campus carry law have had well over a year to study the issue, yet many still don't understand the law they're protesting.

In an August 4 interview with Time Warner Cable News Austin, UT-Austin senior Elyse Avina—founder of Students Against Campus Carry—described her apprehension about the new law, saying, “It's definitely made me very anxious to walk into certain open areas of the campus.”

In reality, Texas law has allowed the licensed, concealed carry of handguns in the “open areas” of the UT-Austin campus—anywhere other than inside a campus building—since January 1, 1996.

The “fear factor” experience by Avina, a fourth-year rhetoric major, has far more to do with her own skewed perception of the law than with the law itself.

About Students for Concealed Carry:

Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising college students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. For more information on the debate over campus carry in Texas, visit WhyCampusCarry.com.

For more information on SCC, visit ConcealedCampus.org or Facebook.com/ConcealedCampus.

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Think about the kind of people who don’t want your children able to defend themselves.

Don
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Since my children had to use firearms in our home to defend themselves from two vicious career criminals, I have thought much about what sort of people didn’t want my children to be able to defend themselves. The feeling I get with those thoughts is very queasy.

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Maybe not, but I thought they were prerequisites for a person to make it through 4 years of college, as this lady has supposedly done. But then, we still have ignorant professors arguing that this law somehow infringed their First Amendment rights, so I guess my reasoning is out of date. I suppose I’ll have to change, I guess my previous respect for professors is out of date too. So I guess I’ll have to correct THAT too.

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Anyone wearing clothes MIGHT be armed. Wearing clothes should be licensed. No one over the age of 13 should be allowed to wear clothes, other than a bikini or speedo, unless they have passed a background check and paid a tax. No exceptions, except that grossly obese could be required to cover up their folds. I the case of the gross, the tax fee would be waived. Of course this is a joke and would not work in the winter in cold climates, but the point is that these people are afraid of what they can’t see like little children… Read more »

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These people are extremely misguided. As a former cop, we were never concerned with lawful gun owners. It was the the criminals carrying weapons that we worried about. It’s something that really takes common sense to understand, something that is lacking in the liberal mindset…

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Absolutely! I never imagine that anyone is positively not armed. When I was a student at UT Austin in the late 1960s and early 1970s I knew some students, honest folks, but very concerned folks for their safety, were carrying illegally. These were mostly women students. At that time there was a horrific epidemic of rapes on campus. Those young women never had to even display their weapon, but, there was something about the confidence they carried themselves with that probably told a rapist, Nope, not her.”

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If knowledge and comprehension were prerequisites before you could protest a law, you probably would not have that many protestors, regardless of which law it was.