Campus Carry

Campus Carry

The Texas Legislature enacted a statute whereby Texas public universities were allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus effective 8 /1/2016.  This law is known as campus carry.  There was much controversy over this bill.  The debate centered around two main issues:

The right to carry arms (2nd Amendment).  The reasoning was that people should be able to protect themselves in the event of an active shooter on campus.

Most universities were against this bill because they felt very strongly that institutions of higher education are learning environments where students should feel “safe.”  The carrying of weapons would not lead to the feeling of safety for some students.

Please review the following campus carry link for this university.

http://campuscarry.tamucc.edu/

 

For this Discussion, provide an assessment and reaction for each of these positions.

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