The governor of Texas on the 150th anniversary of southern states leaving the Union and initiating a war that would result in the death of over 500,000 men is not finished displaying his ignorance and stupidity. He is strongly supporting a proposed bill that would allow students on state college campuses to carry concealed weapons to class! As state senator Jeff Wentworth put it: “It’s strictly a matter of self defense.” Wow! I have taught over ten thousand college students and, assume that 1% suffered from severe psychological issues of life– that would mean I had in my classes over 100 people who readily could have pulled a trigger and killed me along with students in the class. College students include those who are 17 or 18 or 19 years of age which classifies them as an adolescent. Anyone reading these words who has adolescent children at home knows they are prone to irrational thinking and a percent of them will resort to violence when thwarted. And, these idiots want to give such children the right to carry a concealed weapon?
Dana Schrad of the Virginia Association of Police Chiefs, denounced the proposed law arguing if students in a class in which someone displayed a gun also had a gun, “there could have been additional persons killed.” Imagine guns going off around the classroom!
My suggestion is that visitors to the Texas legislature should be allowed to carry concealed weapons. Care to support my suggestion, those who want guns on college campuses?