Yesterday afternoon the campus alert system sent out notice of a man with a gun spotted at Rudder Tower in the center of campus and for everyone to shelter in place.
A bus driver had spotted a man walking into the building carrying an AK-47 and called it in to dispatch.
Plusses, the campus alert system "Code Maroon" worked well. The notice went out quickly to let students know something was up. The UPD and CSPD both responded along with the CSPD SWAT team. Searches were carried out while witnesses were interviewed. The suspect was identified and police went to his home to investigate. Turns out he had a plastic replica AK that he had carried through campus to his parking area in west campus then home. Nothing illegal but certainly really dumb given the current climate and VERY recent shooting on the UT campus and Sam Houston State campus.
Minuses, WHY THE HELL CAN'T CHL's CARRY ON CAMPUS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES?
Had this been an actual active shooter, by the time law enforcement arrived, there would have been multiple casualties. Granted, the number of CHL's on campus is small and even a small percentage of those would actually carry, but why are we denied the fundamental right of self defense because we have crossed some mystical line int he sand that is arbitrarily called "Campus?
If you don't already, support Students For Concealed Carry on Campus. Last legislative session here in Texas the bill to allow carry on campus was held up by petty Dems not letting anything move so they could stop Voter ID. WE can't let that happen this year. First off to get voter ID through and second to get CCoC passed. The lie being spread right now is that legislators do not want to take the decision out of individual school administrators hands and make this state law. Since the places weapons prohibited says if you have specific permission of the school you can carry. Problem is no school (college) will give permission for CHL's to carry as the administration sees it as too much of a risk. Blood in the streets, shooting over parking spaces and shootings over low grades and all that hysterical BS! Same nonfactual emotional BS that the anti rights crowd pull out every time CHL is proposed anywhere. Same Shit that has been proven factually wrong over and over again over time after the laws are passed.
It is time for this to stop!
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