Campus Carry bill dies

Much to my disappointment the campus carry bill in Oklahoma which would have allowed certain CCW holders to carry on campuses in OK has be shelved and will not be heard this legislative session.

It’s too bad; because it means that rhetoric like this will persist, and possibly gain momentum.

University of Oklahoma President David Boren had argued the bill would hurt recruitment of students and faculty. It also would pose a dilemma for police trying to determine whether a person wielding a weapon was a “deranged gunman or someone who thinks he is doing good vigilante work.”

President Boren manages to kill to birds with one anti-gun stone; implying that everyone who carries concealed is some kind of wannabe vigilante and looking to get into all kinds of gunfights.  Hauling out the already tired line about how the cops wouldn’t know the difference between a lunatic and a law abiding citizen, all the president does is demonstrate his ignorance of CCW holders.

Hopefully, this legislation will make a comeback in the next legislative session.


  1. That is sad, but I feel their pain all the way here to Georgia. Our lovely elected officials are dragging their feet and trying to kill our HB89, and for all purpose have killed HB 915. HB915 would have allowed campus carry. HB 89 will just get ride of certain language which is restrictive to conceal carry, like the public gathering crap.

  2. Oh, no firearms for self-protection, as opposed to the ‘model engineering student’ who was a loner, lived with a Pakistani and a Palestinean student, was found to have jihadist literature in his dorm room, and who ‘splodeyed himself on a parkbench after he was denied entrance to the football stadium during a game a couple of years ago?

    But people who have a right to self-defense will keep prospective students away, huh?


  3. Texas Gov. Rick Perry made some noise awhile back about supporting expanding the CHL coverage to include college campuses, allowing students, faculty and staff who are legal CHL holders to carry on campus; I hope the Texas State Rifle Association holds him to this.

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