- The Texas legislature decided to allow guns on campus despite the opposition of university police departments across the state and, well, common sense.
- The first person to pay the price for this is a campus cop, and the student seems to have problems. The cops were visiting the student to do a welfare check. So yeah.
- The slogan at TTU, instead of hook 'em or gig 'em or whatever, is Guns Up!
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Monday, October 9, 2017
Texas Tech and Guns
I finished watching some fun TV to find that there has been a shooting at Texas Tech, where I taught from 1995-2002 (well, until 2001, but was technically still employed until summer of 2002). We don't know much yet, but I can't help but think about a few things:
Posted by Steve Saideman at 11:04 PM
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One of my cardiologist's many brothers was chancellor (or is it president?) of the University of Texas system until the carry on campus (and everywhere else, I guess) law was passed and the governor and regents seemed to approve it. Failing to make a successful case for not permitting guns on any campus in Texas, he resigned and returned to his profession: pediatrician. His name: Francisco Cigarroa. It is a most remarkable family, especially in Laredo.
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