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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...

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...

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...

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...

The Ferguson lesson: Black lives matter

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Wadzanai Dzvurumi

January 27, 2015

The shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black teenager, has been a groundbreaking controversy for the past two months. The shooting continues to spark riots, protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where the tragedy occurred. Brown was fatally shot multiple times by Darren Wilson, a white polic...

Students react to shooting threat

Samantha Forester

February 10, 2014

Students react to shooting threat from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Students had mixed feelings about the way different departments at the university handled the shooting threat made against the campus on the night of February 9. From mishaps on the university’s social media outlets to campus police conductin...

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