Washington Post: "Catholic University student leaders want students to be able to carry guns on campus"

From the Washington Post:
. . . “A resolution in support of student carry” easily passed the school’s student government, the Student Association General Assembly, with a  16 to 11 vote. 
That surprised one of the bill’s sponsors, Matt Hanrahan, a junior majoring in politics. “The gun debate in this country is very polarizing,” he said, “and it’s even more polarizing to talk about firearms on campus.” . . . 
Hanrahan said he’s from Danbury, Conn., about 10 minutes away from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and six adults were shot by a 20-year-old with a gun in December 2012. 
“Since that day I’ve taken school safety very seriously,” he said. 
“We don’t live in the safest place,” he added. “There have been armed robberies in the area around the school. Who knows who can come onto our campus. Metro police could be on campus within minutes, and lock the campus down, but police are only going to be able to react to a situation that has occurred.” But campus police might notice someone who seemed suspicious and be able to prevent problems, he said. 
“My end goal would be to get campus police armed,” Hanrahan said. “For me, you just never know what can happen in today’s society.” . . .


One Republican legislator stands between Campus Carry in Nevada and passage

I have been told that Senator Michael Roberson, the Republican Senate Majority Leader, is preventing Campus Carry from being passed in Nevada.  If he thinks that enough voters in his district  (#20) want the bill, he will change is position on it, so the question is whether enough people in Henderson, Nevada will let him know about how they feel about the bill.

Here is a map of the 20th Senate District in Nevada, just south of Las Vegas.

Those who live in his district can get his contact information by going here.


Campus Carry reaches its last hurdle in Texas legislature

From the Texas Tribune:
With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, the Texas House is all that is keeping a stalled measure requiring public universities and colleges to allow concealed handguns on their campuses from reaching the governor's desk. 
So-called campus carry could travel one of two routes to clear that chamber, passing as stand-alone legislation or as an amendment to another gun-related bill.  
A House panel has already approved Senate Bill 11, now awaiting consideration by the Calendars Committee, which sets the chamber's schedule. The House's own version of the campus carry bill died after failing to be set for consideration before a key deadline. . . .