"He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed."
In an article about the various controversies surrounding campus carry at UT, we learn something interesting about the inner workings of the Texas House:
Pro- and anti-gun factions are fighting over whether Texas' new campus carry law allows school leaders to enact gun bans in classrooms, dorms and other buildings. With both sides saying they're right, it might take a court case to determine the real winner.Remember, Speaker makes appointments to conference committees.
"The intent was that licensed concealed handgun license carriers be allowed to carry their concealed weapons into the classroom," bill sponsor Rep. Allen Fletcher, R-Cypress, said last week. "We're not going to allow the regents or the students or professors to determine that you're not allowed to carry a weapon... The Legislature won't tolerate that."
Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer, D-San Antonio, disagrees.
"There seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether or not you can prohibit guns on campus inside a classroom, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that you can," said Martinez-Fischer, a member of the House committee that drafted the compromise language. "I respect Allen Fletcher, but even Allen knows he wasn't in the room when the compromise language was struck."
[Author's Note: Emphasis added.]
Bottom Line: What the HECK was