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Students: campus carry goes unnoticed

Police Chief Patrick Coggins discusses campus carry at the first SGA meeting Oct. 4. Photo by Izziel Latour

Caleb Martin

May 11, 2017

The gun totin', gun slingin', rootin' tootin' state of Texas is often associated with "the old west" and middle-of-the-street-high-noon shoot outs. Guns are as much a part of Texas culture as brisket, longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys. But when the Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 11, allowing ...

Student senators discuss campus carry at first meeting

Christopher Cruz, theater performance sophomore, and Maria Isabel Pena, political science junior, talk with each other at the student government meeting Oct. 4. Photo by Izziel Latour

Jeromy Stacy

October 5, 2016

The first Student Government Association meeting of the semester was held Tuesday on Oct. 4, starting with guest speaker and Chief of Police Patrick Coggins.Coggins spoke about the new campus carry law that went into effect on Aug. 1 and the process behind creating and maintaining the policy that re...

Campus Carry a reality at MSU

Brent Wallace, North Central Texas College president, discusses expansion with NCTC in Flower Mound during the board of regents meeting Aug. 4. University President Suzanne Shipley said the benefits outweigh the costs when it comes to expanding.

Dewey Cooper

August 17, 2016

At its regular meeting on Aug. 4, the Board of Regents approved the campus carry policy, a policy which still continues to bring mixed reactions from those on campus.“Our safety is a priority,” Lauren Wheeler, social work junior, said. “Not only am I a student but I'm a mother so I will protect my...

Students divided by Campus Carry legislation

Laura Fidelie, chair, Campus Carry Task Force

conner wolf

May 4, 2016

Students divided over Campus Carry legislation from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo.“It was kind of inevitable because this is Texas. I grew up around guns, so it doesn’t really bother me or concern me. My dad told me pretty much as soon as I turned 12 and got my first gun that I was going to have a conceale...

Guns should be allowed everywhere on campus

The Wichitan

November 4, 2015

OUR OPINION: With the implementation of Senate Bill 11, campus wide access to guns is important and necessary.   As the Constitution states in the Second Amendment: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Starting in August of 2016, all Texas universities will begi...

15 students discuss guns on campus at forum

Laura Fidelie, criminal justice associate professor, opens the Campus Carry Public Forum discussion where concerned citizens could speak about what they thought on the topic, it was held in Dillard 100, Nov. 2. Photo by Bradley Wilson

Jacob Smith

November 3, 2015

The Campus Carry Task Force held its first, and only, public forum Nov. 2 to discuss plans for the Campus Carry Law passed in the last Texas legislative session. Laura Fidelie, chair of the task force, led the forum presenting an informative case about the task force’s plans for enforcing t...

Task force to draft Campus Carry policy

Jacob Smith

September 30, 2015

The stereotypical picture of the Wild West wouldn't be complete without the gun-totin’ outlaw.To say that the Second Amendment is considered a basic right in West Texas would be considered an understatement.And the pictures of Texans with shotguns mounted on the back of their pickup trucks probabl...

Campus carry soon to be reality

Brianna Sheen

June 17, 2015

Governor Greg Abbott signed two bills June 13, the first allowing licensed holders to openly carry their firearms in most public places and the second, Senate Bill 11, allowing licensed holders to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses. In an email, University President Jesse Rogers said ad...

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