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The good, the bad and the ugly could possibly make a real-life return.
The state of Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus.
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry, who sometimes takes along a handgun when he goes jogging, is in favour of the idea.
Texas has 38 public universities and more than 500,000 students. Imagine, if you will, half a million students, with guns. Are you scared, or in awe?
Illustration by Christopher Fortier
The guns are concealed firearms, which require a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit. You must be over 21, take a gun control test and pass a background check to have ownership, so this process can weed out most of the “bad apples.” But, what’s stopping a crazed individual from just walking into the building and shooting people, as in the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and other cases?
A similar problem exists in Canada and with our gun registry, where law-abiding people have their guns registered and locked away inside their homes, but the criminals have random guns, with no serial number (usually filed off) so they can’t be traced as easily.
CCW advocates hold that the shootings at school could have been stopped had there been another armed person around. On the other hand, what is stopping drunken kids from getting into a brawl and shooting the other person in a rage?
How would you feel sitting in a room with classmates who had guns on their person? Safe or scared knowing that a person could flip out at any time?
Texas has 461,724 licence holders as of Dec. 31, according to the state Department of Public Safety.
Maybe all personal issues in the future will be decided via pistols-at-dawn duels (which, mind you, never actually happened in real life) and we should all start wearing ponchos and riding off into the sunset again.
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