A bill authorizing students with concealed handgun licenses (CHL) to carry their firearms on public university campuses was signed into law in Texas last June and goes into effect on August 1, 2016. There are still many details waiting to be worked out, as explained by the Campus Carry Q&A article on the UTDallas website.
The gun control crowd has been howling in anger, dread, and intensified fearmongering about “Gun Violence.” The term, being purely ideological, makes no distinction between murder, self-defense, accident, and gang shootings. “Gun violence,” according to its Wikipedia definition, doesn’t include “firearm deaths due to legal intervention” meaning that cops get a free pass whether their deadly force is legitimate or not. As CopBlock points out it’s often “not” but usually gets covered up anyway.
Another favorite anti-gun prevarication is “Gun Culture.” Wikipedia defines this as “the behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs about firearms and their usage by civilians” even though it more obviously applies to government law enforcers and militaries. But Wikipedia also identifies “Gun Culture” as being a fabrication of the discredited 2000 book Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture.
None of which prevents gun-phobics from portraying Gun Culture as a huge mass of tiny-brained slack-jawed knuckle-dragging inbred Southern males who eat, sleep, think and talk guns, and because their guns are phallic symbols shooting bullets is a substitute for sexual ejaculation. Which is why they get a counter-reaction from rational, nonviolent, responsible gun owners calling Gunphobic Culture a huge mass of wimpy whiny crybaby groupthink liberal arts airhead women and sissified males who quake in fear of the very word “gun” and want big Mommy and Daddy Government to make it go away.
Anti-gunners are also trying to medicalize gun use by calling it a “Gun Epidemic.” But they in turn face the diagnosis of “hoplophobia,” sometimes defined as the irrational “fear of armed citizens.”
Back in North Texas a young coed was visibly upset when interviewed on TV. The guy sitting next to her in class might whip out his concealed carry gun and start shooting, she feared. A libertarian would ask why she also didn’t fear that he might suddenly start bashing her with his MacBook or stabbing her with his BIC pen? Or maybe whipping out his concealed carry phallus and raping her? This is, after all, the same guy who has been sitting next to her all semester. Why the sudden irrational fear over a gun?
Why isn’t she reassured that another student sitting nearby with a gun will jump in and defend her? Why, in fact, doesn’t she just grow up, act like a responsible adult, get handgun certified and defend herself?
Maybe people just need to stop coddling and being coddled.