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Concealed Carry On Campus Prompts Protests, Resignation

Posted by jhingarat21 on 15th Oct 2015

Professor Ann Cvetkovich waits to speak during a public forum, Sept. 30, 2015, as a special committee studies how to implement a new law allowing students with concealed weapons permits to carry firearms into class and other campus buildings, which will take effect in August 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)Earlier this year Texas lawmakers passed a law allowing licensed gun owners to bring concealed weapons into university buildings and classrooms. The so-called “campus carry” law takes eff
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Moorhead: Open Carry Law is Just Latest in Texas Firearms Evolution

Posted by jhingarat21 on 11th Sep 2015

Bee Moorhead is executive director of Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy/Texas Impact.When the 84th Legislature passed House Bill 910 — also known as “open carry” — national media highlighted Texas’ reversal of its quaint “post-Civil War era” open carry prohibition. In fact, Texas lawmakers have grappled with the presence of guns in society consistently and thoughtfully since Reconstruction. Now, as Texas prepares to implement HB 910, simplified and polarizing rhetoric is preventing busin
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