|Greg Fenves discussing gun-free zones with Wallace Hall|
"Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;"
1 Peter 4:12
In politics, as in life, one advantage to low expectations is that occasionally they are exceeded; this morning's UT Board of Regents meeting, much like the whole campus carry process, cleared that hurdle.
During public testimony, C.J. Grisham of Open Carry Texas delivered remarks with which we largely concur. C.J. said that the campus carry implementation group led by President Fenves "by and large" did a good job [Author's Note: By U.T. Standards]. Nevertheless, C.J. re-iterated the longstanding concerns related to the prohibition of firearms in dormitories and pointed out that requiring gun safes would solve the issues that were the alleged basis of the continuing prohibition.
|C.J. Grisham talking with Chancellor McRaven|
At their May meeting, the Regents punted on two motions to amend the policy. Vice Chairman Jeffrey Hildebrand revived the first motion to remove a proposed prohibition on chambered rounds. That motion sailed through 7-2, though it's worth pointing out that Steve Hicks and Sarah Martinez Tucker [Author's Note: Abbott Appointees.] carried water for the politburo. Speaking of Sarah Martinez Tucker, during public testimony she went out of her way to congratulate two anti-Second Amendment students who re-iterated their opposition to firearms under any conditions.
|(Abbott appointee) Regent Sarah Martinez Tucker congratulates anti-Second Amendment student|
|Regent Wallace Hall|
Maybe we have Stockholm syndrome. Maybe we're grading them on a curve. Nevertheless, at least by U.T. standards, we found the campus carry implementation process to be reasonably transparent and the final policy to be less than reprehensible.
Bottom Line: What was it a certain former Governor said about "the soft bigotry of low expectations"?!?
[Author's Note: You can read the system's press release here.]
Following the campus carry discussion, Chancellor McRaven gave a brief update on the ongoing Houston