The Texas Senate voted this weekend approve SB 11, the Campus Carry bill. The bill does include the ability for University presidents to designate no carry zones, but this is not permission to generally ban weapons on campus. Carriers will need to have a CHL license. It would also be unlawful for anyone to open carry on a college campus. This puts this bill incredibly close to being signed into law. No we wait on the Texas House
The Maine State Senate passed a constitutional carry bill this week. The bill passed mostly along party lines, and is now headed to the Democrat-controlled state house. There is some positivity regarding the fate of this bill in the house, though we can likely expect it to change before it gets passed. This would make Maine the second Yankee state to approve constitutional carry; Vermont was the first.
Earlier this week, a judge ordered Washington, D.C., to immediately begin issuing gun permits. As you may remember, the Second Amendment Foundation sued to have the capital’s draconian gun laws repealed. This resulted in a stay order from another judge, meaning that until the case is heard out fully, D.C. cannot deny permits and must disregard the law in question. The city then sued for a stay on that order, which was denied, resulting in the above ruling. This case still has a long way to go, likely all the way to the Supreme Court, but we will keep you updated.
Finally this week: a home owner in North Carolina was robbed a few weeks ago. Two men entered her home and ran off with $27,000. A lot of cash. So in response, Barbara Temple did what any logical person would do: she bought a 9mm handgun. When the two men returned, she was prepared. Her leg was wounded in the process, but she did manage to fire off a few shots. The intruders left empty-handed, and I’d be willing to bet they don’t mess with Barbara Temple again.