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Fri Dec 25, 2015, 03:46 AM

Which Texas private colleges will opt out of campus carry? Just about all of them

When campus carry goes into effect next fall, most private colleges and universities in Texas will not be participating. Officials for more than a dozen of the largest private schools in the state already have stated they will not allow guns on campus.

University of St. Thomas in Houston became the latest school to opt out of the controversial law. The law allows licensed Texans to carry concealed guns on public school campuses starting Aug. 1. However private schools have the option to opt out and a number of colleges have decided to do just that. Those programs include Rice University, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University.

"The safety of each of us is our university's most basic responsibility," said St. Thomas President Robert Ivany in a statement. "Safety includes many considerations. Most importantly, it is the creation of an environment based on mutual trust and faith in our ability to respond to threats to our community."

Ivany said a clear majority of constituents of the Catholic university asked the school to bow out of the law.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/article/Which-Texas-private-colleges-will-opt-out-of-6719436.php#item-38488

[font color=330099]I don't know why my alma mater was not included in the gallery of colleges that are opting out of campus carry, but Southwestern University has also decided not to permit open carry on campus.[/font]

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Reply Which Texas private colleges will opt out of campus carry? Just about all of them (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 2015 OP
Skittles Dec 2015 #1
Blus4u Dec 2015 #3
BlueMTexpat Dec 2015 #2
DhhD Dec 2015 #4
90-percent Dec 2015 #5
Merlot Dec 2015 #6
TexasTowelie Dec 2015 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 04:48 AM

1. not everyone in Texas is a gun humping moron

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 07:12 AM

3. You mean there are two of us?

eom

A kick and a rec for the OP.


Peace

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 05:46 AM

2. Glad to hear this! eom

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 10:24 AM

4. This makes big daddy, good o'l boy Abbott and his band of Legislative privatizers look like

court jesters jumping up and down on the Floor to pass a bill.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 11:44 AM

5. uh.......say WHAT? (in Stewie Griffin voice)

Interesting. Those wealthy enough to afford a private college get to enjoy a campus free of guns. The less affluent get to play the mass shooting lottery at their colleges.

I can't fully wrap my mind around this. So many disprovings of so much NRA propaganda. (In the irony/wtf category like the NRA home office in DC forbids firearms and have the metal detectors at the entrances to prove it) Why would they not want guns if they make you safer? Don't rich kids want to be safe and be a rich good guy with a gun heroically taking down the probably muslim mass shooter? Like so many other mass shootings stopped short by citizen GGWAG.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 10:28 PM

6. Private colleges can opt out but not public

I don't know how it works in Texas, but in California the private colleges are much more expensive than the public ones. Which means you can avoid the open carry by spending more money.


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Response to Merlot (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 10:53 PM

7. It's the same in Texas.

Private colleges are very expensive. I went to a private university, but I was fortunate and had some great scholarships.

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