Houston Chronicle Features Pro-Campus Op-Ed

November 23, 2015

The same pro-campus carry op-ed that the editor of the UT-Austin student newspaper rejected with the claim that it “cannot be published…by a newspapers [sic]” is featured in this past Sunday’s edition of the ‘Houston Chronicle.’ You can read the full op-ed (by Allison Peregory, SCC’s campus leader at UT-Austin) here. For those of you who […]

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Before Saying Another Word About Campus Carry, Opponents Need to Read Texas’ Gun Laws

November 23, 2015

AUSTIN, TX – In an op-ed published in the Sunday, November 22 edition of the Houston Chronicle, UT-Austin senior Mac McCann argues, “Because of reciprocity agreements with 39 states, CHL holders from other states (like Alabama, where 18-year-olds can get a license) could carry in UT buildings as well”; however, had Mr. McCann bothered to […]

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Okafor: Rhetoric About Effects of Campus Carry on Minorities Misplaced

November 17, 2015

By Antonia Okafor – Special to the American-Statesman In a desperate final bid to halt the implementation of Texas’ new campus carry law, the University of Texas professors behind Gun Free UT are feverishly trying to bury the issue beneath a mountain of racially divisive rhetoric. On Oct. 29, Gun Free UT released a statement […]

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Gun Free UT’s Claims About CHL Holders and Mass Shootings Don’t Stand Up to Scrutiny

November 14, 2015

AUSTIN, TX – The anti-campus carry professors behind Gun Free UT love to cite statistics suggesting that a concealed handgun license (CHL) holder is more likely to commit a mass shooting than to stop one; however, Gun Free UT’s statistics—which are never offered with any type of context—are at best misleading and at worst untrue. […]

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Anti-Campus Carry Professors Take a Decidedly Unacademic Approach to Activism

November 10, 2015

AUSTIN, TX – For a group ostensibly founded and run by professional researchers, Gun Free UT makes numerous claims that wouldn’t pass peer review. While much of the organization’s literature and talking points are just plain ridiculous—for example, a statement from the Warfield Center for African and African American studies, declaring, “[W]e demand that firearms […]

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Campus Carry Opponents Aren’t Afraid to Have Heated Debates Outside “Gun-Free” Zones

November 9, 2015

AUSTIN, TX – The same organization that claims campus carry will “put a chill on public debate” and “intimidate faculty from tackling controversial issues” will once again hold an anti-campus carry rally in an area of the University of Texas at Austin campus where the licensed concealed carry of handguns is already legal. This is […]

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Armed Citizens and the 1966 University of Texas Sniper Attack

October 30, 2015

The August 1, 1966, sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin bears little resemblance to more-recent campus shooting sprees (e.g., Virginia Tech and Umpqua Community College). Rather than walking from classroom to classroom, executing victims, the shooter used a scoped rifle to pick off victims from an elevated position. Police officers on the […]

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What The University Star Got Wrong

October 28, 2015

The Texas State University student newspaper The University Star is catching up to UT-Austin’s Daily Texan in the competition to be the Lone Star State’s least-competent student news publication. To see the article click here; then come back and read this litany of corrections: The first campus carry bills were filed in the 81st (2009) […]

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UT-Austin Newspaper Sweeps Pro-Campus Carry Editorials and Facts Under the Rug

October 20, 2015

CONTACT:Michael Newbern, Assistant Director of Public Relations, Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) EMAIL: michael.newbern@concealedcampus.org It’s no surprise that many students at the University of Texas at Austin would rather dangle dildos from their backpacks than allow licensed concealed carry on their campus—the school’s student newspaper is actively working to keep students from seeing the pro […]

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In Wake of Oregon Tragedy, Gun Control Activists Miss the Point

October 14, 2015

Photo by Shelby Knowles. Copyright 2015 The Texas Tribune. When students, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 1 on the University of Texas at Austin’s West Mall rally area to protest the implementation of the state’s new “campus carry” law, they had no way of knowing that news coverage of their rally would be overshadowed by […]

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