Campus carry ban is immoral, creates victims
KFYO radio reported the following last week: “Oklahoma police now have a confession from a man that he had sexually assaulted more than a dozen women from four different states. One was a student at Texas Tech. Robert Bruce told police last month that he raped women in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Bruce already is serving time in a Colorado state prison after being convicted for attempting to kill a police officer.”
The report went on to point out this key bit if information: “Police say Bruce found his victims by hanging around college campuses, where he knew he could find women and follow them home.”
If you are a person who takes seriously self-responsibility and chooses to be legally armed to protect against such evil predators, Texas law disarms you and makes you the easy target this Bruce scumbag was seeking, if you work on, or attend as a student, a Texas college or university.
Bruce is not unique, most predators choose the easiest victims. Current Texas law, which bans concealed carry license holders from carrying while in university facilities, unnecessarily creates a class of unarmed victims for serial rapists and murderers who do plan their crimes and seek out those least likely to fight back effectively.
Under current law, even if you choose to be well trained and licensed, you are made a clear target any time you walk from school to your home, to a restaurant or other business, or even to your vehicle in some distant dark and dangerous parking structure.
This state-sponsored creation of easy targets for criminals is immoral and needs to stop. The Legislature needs to stop caving to the irrational and disproved arguments of college presidents and pass campus carry in the next session.