One group the SCC’s or students carry concealced sole objective is to ensure that trained, licensed adults (age 21 or above in Texas and most other states) are allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses as in other open, unsecured environments (e.g., movie theaters, churches, shopping malls, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, the Texas Capitol). (Texas Concealed). College campuses are open environments populated with adults. People come and go freely, and the adults there (including students, faculty, staff, and administrators) are legally responsible only for their own safety. “Allowing licensed concealed carry would give potential attackers pause and ultimately give innocent victims a fighting chance,” said David Burnett, spokesman for Students for Concealed Carry. Even though administrators are responsible for overall campus security, in the same way that a business owner is responsible for the security of his or her business, but they aren’t responsible for the safety of individuals on the campus.
Brian Birdwell, Republican-Granbury a state senator Thursday filed a bill that would allow Texans with concealed handgun licenses to carry their firearms on college campuses. Birdwell says, “It’s about trusting citizens with their God-given, constitutional rights. This is a piece of legislation I have consistently heard about from the citizens I was elected to serve, and I look forward to seeing it enacted.” ( Rangel) Another group that supports the controversy is The Texas State Rifle Association who immediately gave its seal of approval to the bill. More than a dozen state senators have signed on to Senate Bill 182, also known as the Campus Personal Protection Act. ( Reed)
The side opposing the issue concurs that if students and facility are allowed to carry on campus that would cause more gun violence, suicide and overall death. Those against concealed carry on campus believe that CHL holders can- not be trusted and