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Respecting the Rights to Bear Arms and to Not Bear Arms

(89) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 7:41 PM

Almost six years ago, I lost my girlfriend, Maxine Turner, in the worst school shooting in American history. Yesterday, she would have turned twenty-eight. Some have said she was "in the wrong place at the wrong time." But she wasn't. She was in a classroom -- the right place.

Maxine's...

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Guns on Campus: Ask the Virginia Tech Survivors, Not the Armchair Quarterbacks

(587) Comments | Posted March 15, 2011 | 9:42 PM

At the Texas Capitol this Wednesday (March 16th), at 2pm or "upon final adjournment," there will be a public hearing on four bills that would force colleges and universities to allow handguns in classrooms. This hearing appears to have been scheduled -- while most students are away on...

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How to Lie With Statistics: Concealed Handgun Statistics Do Not Account for Recidivism

(71) Comments | Posted February 14, 2011 | 6:00 PM

Lawmakers in Texas are pushing legislation again this session that would force higher education institutions to allow the concealed carry of firearms. A key argument in the campus concealed carry debate is one of statistics: will concealed handgun licensees raise the extremely low violent crime rate on college campuses?

Advocates...

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At the University of Texas, a Suicide Mistaken for a School Shooting

(197) Comments | Posted September 30, 2010 | 1:29 PM

On Tuesday, Colton Tooley -- a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin -- came on to our campus with an AK-47 and took his own life on the top floor of the library.

This horrific incident has been misclassified by the media as a...

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