Texas is poised to give college students and teachers the right to pack heat on campus, reports AP. More than half of the state's House of Representatives have signed onto the measure, which permits concealed weapons at universities. The senate, which backed a similar bill in 2009, is expected to support the House's legislation. Sen. Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio said that at the moment, students are "sitting ducks" if someone opens fire in a classroom. "The only option now is to hide behind their desks or play dead," said a spokesman for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. The bill already has the support of Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who occasionally takes his pistol on his morning runs. Utah has already passed a similar law, while Colorado gives universities the option of allowing concealed handguns. Victims of the Virginia Tech massacre have traveled to Texas to oppose the bill. Colin Goddard, who survived the 2007 shooting spree by pretending he was dead, said: It was the craziest day of my life with one person walking around with two guns. I can't even imagine what it would have been like with multiple students and multiple guns."
At the least, I assume that people will be more careful with what they say to each other.