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Tue Nov 3, 2015, 02:58 PM

Texas warning to campus concealed gun carriers

SAN ANTONIO - Carrying guns on college campuses and campus buildings will be legal in Texas as of Aug. 1, 2016.

Dr. Pete Blair, executive director of Texas State University’s ALERRT Center -- or Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Center -- has a warning for concealed handgun license holders who plan to carry guns on campus.

“If there’s an active shooter event and you're a person with a gun, you look like the active shooter,” .. “You need to know that. You need to be aware of that. You need to know that if police see you with a gun, there's a high probability that you will be shot.”

Supporters of the campus carry law argue guns in campus buildings could help stop an active shooter and save lives.
But there is also concern it could increase danger for would-be heroes.
“They come out in the hallway, they confront each other because they don’t know who the shooter is... So that creates the possibility of them confronting each other saying, 'You put your gun down.' 'No, you put your gun down.

Active shooter situations are extremely dangerous to the responding officers,” Blair said. “So there is danger of them being shot. So they’re not going to have a lot of time to sort that out.”

http://www.ksat.com/news/alerrt-center-warns-chl-holders-ahead-of-campus-carry-law
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Also from texas:
Can you imagine sitting in an exam room, waiting to be seen by a doctor and then BAM! You've been shot. That's exactly what happened to a Texas woman this week:
.. a woman was in the waiting room of a medical office. When she reached into her purse to pull out some paperwork, a gun fell out of her purse causing it to discharge. The round went through a wall and hit another patient in the hip.
"Everyone was sitting in the waiting room and there was a gun shot. A woman dropped her purse down on the counter and it shot through the wall and shot another lady,"
https://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/23/1437874/-Texas-woman-with-a-concealed-gun-accidentally-shoots-a-patient-in-her-doctor-s-office?detail=emailclassic

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2015, 03:08 PM

1. I knew many eccentric people in college

 

I can imagine a scenario where two or more CC guys become suspicious of each other, and the bullets start flying.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 3, 2015, 03:15 PM

2. If you have a CC permit, you should dispaly a BADGE, stating so, where it can be seen

NT

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Response to bobalew (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 04:24 PM

5. Bad idea. It would be just like open carry of firearms.

That badge would allow for the sort of public intimidation that the open carry geeks live for. Concealed carry should be exactly that: concealed carry of firearms, based on proper training and permitting. Trust me, there is a radical difference in mindsets between concealed carry and open carry.

And that's very good advice being dispensed at Texas State: if a shooting situation develops on campus, any concealed carrier who tries to be that proverbial Good Guy With A Gun is just asking to take a bullet from law enforcement. I personally believe that college campuses should be gun free zones. If the NRA doesn't like it, so much the better.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2015, 03:18 PM

3. Most of my family

works for a private University. I hear things that will never make the news. 2 years ago they had an all-out gang war on campus.
One faction of Asians didn't like the other. Participants used whatever items they could to do damage do the opposition; Baseball bats, knives, bare hands, bricks, mace... Although many were injured, no one was killed.
Now imagine what that would have looked like if they all had guns.
Don't forget to factor in the "good guy with a gun" trying to stop them.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2015, 03:35 PM

4. they confront each other because they don’t know who the shooter is...

 

saying, 'You put your gun down.' 'No, you put your gun down.

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