Campus carry goes into effect August 1 in Texas and, one group of University of Houston faculty members are already working their peers into a tizzy.
A slide show was presented at a recent discussion regarding the Texas state law which will allow students (and faculty members) to legally conceal carry on school campuses statewide. The slideshow says, in part, that faculty may not want to “go there” to avoid creating a tense situation in their classroom, suggesting their law-abiding students may very well draw their weapon if they don’t like what they hear.
Funny, but most gun owners I know are much more rational than their anti-gun counterparts.
While warning other faculty members to avoid sensitive subjects, even drop certain topics from their curriculum altogether, one thing these frail faculty members fail to realize is that they encounter people who are concealed carrying handguns all the time and never know it.
Or perhaps this some epidemic in Texas that we’re not hearing about. Are people pulling guns on others for saying things they don’t like? I’ll have to look into that.
Meanwhile, the UH faculty senate, who prepared the slideshow, passed a resolution opposing the new law last year. In part, the resolution says, “the faculty continues it’s strenuous objection of all guns on campus,” and the faculty, “asserts that it cannot carry out its core mission of excellence in education, research and public service where guns are present.”
Sounds to me like the faculty is admitting they can’t function in society.
Senate president, Jonathan Snow, says faculty concerns are growing as the deadline to decide where guns will be allowed on campus lunges toward it’s deadline. Snow is part of a group of faculty members working on a proposal for the regents of where they feel guns should and should not be carried on campus, although the regents will have the final say.
“The faculty are increasingly unhappy with the law,” Snow said. “I’ve been screamed at. I’ve been accused of complicity. It’s been kind of rough.”
Wow. Sounds like the ones who can’t control their emotions are the same ones trying to control the guns. You know what they say; gun control isn’t about the guns, it’s about the control.