Should concealed handguns be allowed on college campuses?
POSTED: Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 3:04pm
A few days ago, we told you about a proposed bill that would allow concealed handguns on college campuses.
Kilgore College President Bill Holda doesnt like the idea.
He cited a shooting that happened at a Luby's Restaurant in Killeen almost 20 years ago, as an example of concealed handguns gone awry.
But - that example was wrong.
There were not multiple shooters - only one man, who killed 23 people in the massacre.
What lead to today's concealed handgun permits was the argument that innocent people could have defended themselves.
We called Mr. Holda back today... to see if this information changed his mind.
Holta said: "Yes. I was incorrect. But that doesn't really change my opinion of it being an ill-conceived and really a bad decision. I think an individual who worries about crime and wants to carry a weapon in an open environment has that right -- and I defend that. I just don't think that in our educational environment, given the way we're structured, its going to be practical."
Mr. Holda says that the risks of concealed carry on college campuses greatly outway its benefits.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.