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    University of Texas allows guns in classrooms

    The University of Texas at Austin begrudgingly agreed Wednesday to allow students to carry guns into classrooms, months after state lawmakers passed a bill outlawing gun bans at public universities.

    "I do not believe handguns belong on a university campus, so this decision has been the greatest challenge of my presidency to date," university president Gregory Fenves said in a statement.

    "I empathize with the many faculty members, staffers, students and parents of students who signed petitions, sent emails and letters, and organized to ban guns from campus and especially classrooms."

    Some faculty members have threatened to quit rather than allow students to carry guns in their classrooms, saying the presence of such weapons is too threatening in an environment that is meant to encourage debate.

    The issue is particularly sensitive given that the University of Texas at Austin was the scene of one of the nation's first mass shootings on a college campus.

    Troubled former Marine Charles Whitman killed 14 people and wounded some 30 others after opening fire from an observation platform on the university's clock tower in 1966.

    Gun rights activists have responded to a series of more recent campus shootings by arguing that students cannot trust the police to protect them from random acts of violence and should be able to arm themselves.

    Lawmakers in the politically conservative state with a cowboy ethos and frontier history agreed and passed a bill in August prohibiting gun bans on public college campuses.

    Fenves noted that the presidents of every large private institution in Texas -- including Baylor University, Southern Methodist University and Rice University -- have exercised their right to continue to ban guns on campus.

    "The presence of handguns at an institution of higher learning is contrary to our mission of education and research, which is based on inquiry, free speech, and debate," he said.

    "However, as president, I have an obligation to uphold the law."

    Guns can still be banned at sporting events, in university bars and medical facilities, certain laboratories and college dorms.

    The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public institutions in the United States with more than 51,000 students and a stellar academic reputation. It is the flagship of the University of Texas system, which educates more than 214,000 students.

    University of Texas allows guns in classrooms

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    Considering all the gun crime in Seppo land it's quite reasonable that they are all paranoid as fok and want to Pack heat.

    If i lived in that mad house i would want a gun as well.

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    More guns = more chance of random acts of violence...


    .. but the other armed students will be able to shoot the armed perp after he or she has killed only a handful of other students or staff.

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    Heh...If TeakDoor allowed guns there would be a few dead felchers, that's for sure...

    You know who you are...

    Just can't fathom the reasoning behind the university ruling...Stupid mofos...You can bet what the next headlines coming out of that uni will be...

    Lively debate, indeed...

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    More guns for America....


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    folk don't matter anymore ,, only gun sales. insane it is.

    and when the next carnage happens they'll say how did it happen, what went wrong.

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    The article seems a bit confusing. Is there something missing from the article? Or have I missed it?



    "The University of Texas at Austin begrudgingly agreed Wednesday to allow students to carry guns into classrooms, months after state lawmakers passed a bill outlawing gun bans at public universities."

    Lawmakers in the politically conservative state with a cowboy ethos and frontier history agreed and passed a bill in August prohibiting gun bans on public college campuses.

    "However, as president, I have an obligation to uphold the law."
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    What a bunch of retards.

    Neverna, the law Bans, er, Bans.

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    Oh, thanks Harry. I missed that extra word. Gun bans are outlawed, not guns.

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    More guns.... what could possibly go wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    The issue is particularly sensitive given that the University of Texas at Austin was the scene of one of the nation's first mass shootings on a college campus.
    So stunningly perverse that it defies comprehension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    More guns.... what could possibly go wrong
    Nothing

    Evolution for creationists

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    I say let them have as many as they like and may the students who don't like the idea change their place of study . . . that ought to effect change

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Considering all the gun crime in Seppo land it's quite reasonable that they are all paranoid as fok and want to Pack heat.

    If i lived in that mad house i would want a gun as well.
    I did carry one, but never bothered to carry it into the classroom while in law school.

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    So, is school in session, yet?...Been a few days and so far it's working brilliantly...I guess one looks both ways before leaving the classroom...

    And God help them if a food fight breaks out in the cafeteria...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
    And God help them if a food fight breaks out in the cafeteria...
    And here's the crux of the matter. What used to be dealt with by a few punches and a bruised ego is now a matter of being the first guy to use a gun.

    Soon they'll have 'stand your ground' there . .

    I've just thought of a great idea to get guns banned again . . . make sure all black and hispanic students carry big fuck-off guns to class . . . this will freak out the white students and profs even more.

    One has to feel sorry or campus security

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    would it in bad taste to have a sweepstake as to how long before a student exercises this new right to kill one of their fellow students?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    would it in bad taste to have a sweepstake as to how long before a student exercises this new right to kill one of their fellow students?
    I'll give it a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    would it in bad taste to have a sweepstake as to how long before a student exercises this new right to kill one of their fellow students?
    I'll give it a month.
    If someone is going to kill a student with a gun, they are going to do it, whether guns are allowed or banned on campus.

    This is what people don't realize.

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    Much easier to just draw from the hip, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat
    One has to feel sorry or campus security
    Campuss security are fukin loving it. Dwight and Bobby Jnr had to make do with one of these:



    With these new gun carry laws in the unis they can have these:

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    They are looking through the brochures and taking out university loans as we speak; they're loving it.
    How do I post these pictures???

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    are kids really allowed to carry guns legally in Sepoville?

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    The three unis I attended in the US didn't have armed security, I don't think . . . but then that may have changed

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    Which unis were they?

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    Went through most of college and law school as a working cop, never once carried a gun into a classroom.

    Just could not see a legitimate reason for doing so. I left it under the seat in my locked car.

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