The Wichitan

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...

Few changes noticed since open carry laws changed Jan. 1

Nationwide Status of Handgun Open Carry

Jacklyn York

March 15, 2016

911 Caller: “Oh my God, that was really close…!”Dispatcher: ”OK”Gunfire....GunfireDispatcher: “What’s your name, ma’am?”911 Caller: “I’m Patti.”This was an actual 911 call made by Patti Nielson from the library during the Columbine School shooting. In the seconds following, E...

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...

Texas legislature files bill concerning concealed carry on university campuses

Courtney Gilder

February 11, 2015

Concealed carry legislation has failed to pass the Texas Legislature in its last three session, and yet concealed carry legislation has been proposed again. University police have said allowing guns on campus could make it harder to maintain safety especially in an active shooter situation. Senate Bill 11, coauthored by 19 of 20 Republican senators including Craig Estes, R-Wichit...

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