In August 2016, a new Texas law went into effect that allows properly licensed students and faculty to conceal carry while on the campus of public colleges and universities. The campus carry bill was bitterly opposed by Democrats and many university and college leaders who just happen to be liberal Democrats.
However, since the enactment of the campus carry law, there have not been any mass shooting on a campus nor a big increase in gun violence on campuses.
In fact, more women have been obtaining their license to carry and buying small handguns that easily fit into their purses or bags that they carry on campus. It has also given rise to a new pro-group for women of all color.
A year after campus carry became legal statewide in Texas, a woman’s gun rights group is taking off
Last month marked the anniversary of a major victory for the concealed carry movement in Texas – and the debut of a pro-gun group for women of all colors.
“Showing women that it is okay for them to carry a firearm is one of the best ways that we can help empower women,” Antonia Okafor, founder of the campus carry advocacy group EmPOWERed, told The College Fix in a phone interview.
In August 2016 the state began allowing students at four-year universities to carry concealed handguns on campus. The law permits anyone who is 21 years old and who has a valid concealed carry permit to bring their firearms with them to university grounds…
Statics have shown that concealed carry license or permit holders are among the most law-abiding people in the nation. Those areas generally have lower crime rates including lower rates of gun violence. The reason is simple. Most criminals don’t want to chance victimizing someone who could be carrying a gun and getting shot. They generally target people they feel are defenseless and more harmless.