Friday, April 10, 2009

Good news from Austin!

Excellent news, in fact...that is, the natural right of self-defense is one step closer to being recognized on Texas college campuses:

AUSTIN — Legislation allowing state university students and employees to carry their concealed handguns on campus appears to have enough pledged support from lawmakers to pass the full Texas House.
Chances for passage in the House — if it gets there — look strong, as 76 members have signed on to support the bill, authored by Rep. Joe Driver, R-Garland.
Of course, you know the story wouldn't quite be complete without some mewling from the antis:
“State after state after state have said no to it … and this committee just chose to ignore them,” said Marsha McCartney, president of the North Texas Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “I’m not usually surprised about what goes on in Austin, but I am terribly disappointed.”
Perhaps the committee did that because they quite rightly believe "state after state after state" WRONG? I must say, it pleases me greatly to see that disappointment...terrible disappointment to boot! While I honestly don't know how those cretins managed to gain any kind of foothold in our fine state, it's great to see they have little to no influence whatsoever on what goes on in the halls of the Capitol. Of course, I wouldn't be terribly surprised to find out that Marsha McCartney was the sole member of the North Texas Brady Campaign, or that they were able to hold their meetings with all the members present around her kitchen table. Let's hope the Legislature does the right thing here.