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Oh they get it. The criminals they know they can't control, us , they think they can.
When I've read about the campus carry issue in Texas, I had just presumed that it was illegal to carry on campus. The only law I see on the books in Texas prohibiting weapons on a university campus is 46.03. Places Weapons Prohibited. Here, a firearm, any firearm, is prohibited (a):
(1) on the physical premises of a school or educational institution, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by a school or educational institution is being conducted, or a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or educational institution, whether the school or educational institution is public or private, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the institution;
(c) In this section:
(1) "Premises" has the meaning assigned by Section 46.035.
Meaning, according to 46.035 (f):
(3) "Premises" means a building or a portion of a building. The term does not include any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area.
From what I read, the first shooting didn't occur in a building or a portion of a building. The first shooting occurred outdoors near a fountain. Am I understanding this correctly? Could it have been perfectly legal to carry an AK-47 onto campus, but a third degree felony to carry a concealed .22 cal pistol into a classroom?