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To obtain a concealed carry permit, a person must be 21 years of age and pass a background check. They must attend training, and pass both a written test and a handling/shooting proficiency test. Instructors repeatedly stress that carrying a weapon with a permit is for defense "only". I do not know what the percentage of students over the age of twenty-one attending most colleges is, but I would guess the majority of students are under that age. In the twenty-one or over age group, probably only 1-2% have a concealed carry permit. There was concern, when the states started allowing concealed carry, that it would lead to "heat of the moment" type shootings and accidental discharges. That has certainly not materialized and I doubt it will cause a problem at colleges if the bill passes. Allowing colleges to decide if they want to allow students and faculty to carry a concealed weapon would make the bill essentially worthless, because most colleges are run by liberal minded administrators who tend to be anti-gun and anti-self defense. I made my mind up about this when I watched a documentary on the Columbine shooting. Students there were reduced to hiding under desks and furniture and pleading for their lives prior to being summarily shot and executed by the two shooters. It of course would be reckless and inappropriate to extend handgun carrying to immature children, but responsible, law-abiding adults should at least have the option of defending themselves and those around them should they be confronted with the unimaginable.
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That makes me a chicken fried steak from Hungry Jacks.
My question is, should this have been presented at VC? We have read about recent budget cuts affecting the school, including the possible loss of new student financial aid. So why did the college agree to allow there facilities to be used for the purpose of raising money for an outside entity that is in no way connected to higher education. I'm sure the college had to have staff on hand for the event, custodians to clean up after and probably security officers dedicated to it in case of protesters and disruptions. All that is not without expense. I never saw any mention that the VC theatrical department was involved in any way and I may be wrong here but it is my understanding that the actors were instructors and employees at the college. Should the college be spending money for outside interests in these times? Why don't all the non-profit groups use the college since they pay for everything. This coming weekend is the Knowledge Bowl, another event that will cost VC more money but which is really in no way connected to the school.
As important as voting is, it is only reasonable to insure, with the greatest amount of certainty possible, that the people voting are legal citizens with the right to do so.
It is sad that so many people, who don't know the law, are so quick to run down the police. The article indicated that DPS and The Sheriffs Office were involved along with the Victoria Police. Why is no one blasting those agencies? I agree with "mytwocents" in that if that many violations were caught then they need to do more of these operations, and often. The police should use every tool at their disposal, after all that is what they are paid for.
Well...I guess they better start looking for another motel to buy and renovate.
Well with Tyler being re-elected at least we can rest assured, that for the next four years, there will be plenty to talk about around the water cooler and coffee pot. One thing it won't be is dull.
Grouch said: "Our election parties need to do a better job of supplying election candidates. The past several years, there has been no real choice available".
I think the problem is the truly intelligent people in this world won't even consider running for political office because there is no money to be made in it and if elected they know they are only going to be liked by half the people, half the time and hated by the other half all the time. Sounds like lose/lose to me. Especially when they have better options.
Uhmmmm...to my knowledge nothing has changed with regards to the waste dumping. It is my understanding that to this day, there are still 2-4 trucks a month coming in from San Antonio dumping powdered human waste in Pct 4. It seems the county has been unable to do anything about it to this point.
Well I'll be voting for Ocker. I just cannot bring myself to be a part of putting Pozzi back in office for another term. He has been all to happy to balance the county budget at the expense of county employees, who were already struggling. The entire Commissioners Court needs a turnover as well. New blood certainly couldn't do any worse. It's time for a new District Attorney too.