UH Faculty Told To Adjust Cirriculum Due To Legally Armed Students

From the article:

  • Be careful discussing sensitive topics
  • Drop certain topics from your curriculum
  • Not “go there” if you sense anger
  • Limit student access off hours

Read the rest of the article:
http://www.chron.com/local/education/campus-chronicles/article/UH-faculty-may-drop-topics-from-curriculum-as-6849002.php

Obviously those writing the slides and advising faculty are unaware of the following requirements to carry a firearm in the state of Texas:

  • has not been convicted of a felony
  • is not currently charged with the commission of a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or equivalent offense, or an offense under Sec. 42.01 of the penal Code (Disorderly Conduct) or equivalent offense
  • is not a fugitive from justice for a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or equivalent offense
  • is not a chemically dependant person (a person with two convictions within the ten year period preceding the date of application for offenses (Class B or greater) involving the use of alcohol or a controlled substance is ineligible as a chemically dependant person. Other evidence of chemical dependency may also make an individual ineligible for a CHL)
  • is not incapable of exercizing sound judgement with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun
  • has not, in the five years preceding the application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or equivalent offense, or an offense under Section 42.01 of the Penal Code (Disorderly Conduct) or equivalent offense
  • is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun
  • has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making child support administered or collected by the attorney general
  • has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller, state treasurer, tax collector of a policital subdivision, Alcohol Beverage Commission or any other agency or subdivision
  • is not currently restricted under a court protective order subject to a restraining order affecting a spousal relationship
  • has not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law in the grade of felony
  • has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174 or in a request for application submitted pursuant to Section 411.175

According to official Texas Department of Public safety sources, concealed handgun license (CHL) holders are far less likely to commit a crime than the average population. In fact, out of a total of 126 different categories that measured convictions against CHL holders versus the entire Texas population with convictions, Texas CHL holders committed less than 1/3 of 1% (0.3106% to be exact) of all crimes resulting in convictions.
Source: https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/RSD/CHL/Reports/ConvictionRatesReport2013.pdf

2 thoughts on “UH Faculty Told To Adjust Cirriculum Due To Legally Armed Students

  1. FYI…If you have a Texas CHL, upon entering the Texas Capitol, you can show it to the Trooper at the Security Checkpoint, and continue in without going through the security screening. Many lobbyists and journalist have CHL’s solely for that purpose.

    Prior to CHL’s, you could ALWAYS take an unloaded long gun into the Capitol. (Many Legislators do so, because they plan to go hunting after work.)

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