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TX: Texas Tech Shooting Renews Debate About Guns on Campus
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Smith and his colleagues immediately put the recital hall on lockdown and alerted the audience of about 400 students and guests to the situation. He said his priority was to ensure that his students were protected from both the external threat and the internal threat from anyone who could have been carrying a concealed weapon.

At one point, a young man became very agitated, and he stood and said: Whos got a gun? Are you ready?' Smith said, adding that several people acknowledged they had concealed weapons.

I went to the people who nodded, and said, I suggest you keep your weapons concealed, because if the police enter, they wont be able to tell the difference between a good guy and a bad one.'
 

Comment by: jac (10/12/2017)
The killer was 19 years old. He did not have a concealed carry permit and broke numerous laws just by his possession of a gun.

The legal carry of a gun on campus law has nothing to do with this incident.
 

Comment by: MarkHamTownsend (10/12/2017)
Had the officer(s) wHo brought the shooter in had frisk ed him, which I had thought was SOP, the gun would have been found and this tragedy averted.
 

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The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both. William Rawle, A View of the Constitution 125-6 (2nd ed. 1829)

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