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Texas Bill SB11 Is A Win For College Carriers Of All Kinds

October 28, 2016

For every repeal to a gun law that contradicts the Constitution, you will hear an outcry from gun control advocates across the nation. It doesn’t matter what type of gun right it is; constitutional carry, open carry, campus carry, or bar carry, you can hear the panic from those who oppose and the media. Those who freak out at the very thought of a gun law being rescinded soon discover that their pandemonium was all in vain.

The media is quick to cover the panic and the fear, the outrage, but when nothing happens because of the repeal, who covers that? Who says, hey maybe we were wrong? No one. Well, not usually. This time Kfox TV did, at the University of Texas in El Paso. The University was asked if there have even been any calls to campus police since SB11 went into effect. Their response? “No” What is SB11? And how is it reducing the number of calls to police at the University of El Paso?

SB11 went into effect on August 1, 2016. It is a bill that allows universities to allow handguns in dorms, classrooms and campus buildings. Universities are be able to designate gun-free zones in locations of their choice. They are also be free to establish their own rules on where handguns are carried and how they’re stored based on public safety concerns.

One student said, “I guess I feel safer because we have heard about other colleges having incidents. You never know what the case might be, so it would be nice if people on campus that are carrying guns also know how to use them.” Another student said, “I feel less safe because I’m not 21 yet, so I can’t have a gun yet. So I feel less safe.” The student added that she will be purchasing a gun when she turns 21.

In truth, more young people are supporting the Second Amendment. They are the most pro-gun generation in America, which is surprising to many. Two-thirds of young people have considered owning a gun in the future. Millennials are the least likely generation to support gun bans, with 70 percent of young Americans saying they believe civilians should have the right to own assault weapons, compared with just 51 percent of Americans overall.