Letters to the Editor

Campus carry; Trump and GOP

Protesters gather on the West Mall of the University of Texas campus to oppose a new state law that expands the rights of concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons on public college campuses last year.
Protesters gather on the West Mall of the University of Texas campus to oppose a new state law that expands the rights of concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons on public college campuses last year. AP

Campus carry

The primaries get the attention, but another crucial vote is going on in Texas.

It’s unanimous: To date, no private college has decided to allow guns on campus.

These colleges enjoy fundamental conservative values and oppose big-government intrusion.

In a democratic process, they have consulted students, staff, faculty and administrators and concluded that the majority prefers not to carry out a policy that is an unfunded mandate (for security, liability insurance, storage units, etc.).

There is not unanimous agreement on campus carry.

But if it will make colleges less safe, as police say, then the divide on this issue sends a message: Private college lives matter more than public college lives.

Kenneth Roemer,

Arlington

 

I’ve had a license to carry for more than 20 years.

The license to carry is just that. It doesn’t make you exempt from existing laws or misuse of your handgun.

One of my instructors said, “If you’re ever in doubt about when to use your firearm, ask yourself a question: Whose life am I protecting if I use my handgun?”

I really doubt that a person with a license would produce his or her firearm over a failing grade.

Jerry Hibbs, Arlington

Trump and GOP

How ironic is the dilemma of the Republican establishment — read “career politician parasites” — regarding the fear of a Donald Trump nomination, especially since dumping Trump might elevate Sen. Ted Cruz.

The failure of the establishment to govern like Republicans is what has fueled the situation. Chickens coming home to roost?

The pledge of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding Trump, “We’ll drop him like a hot rock,” reminds me of a previous infamous statement, “We’ll make Obama a one-term president.”

How did that work out?

Don Ponder, Fort Worth

 

The D.C. establishment and media pundits keep asking: “How can we stop Trump?”

It’s not their place to stop Trump or any other candidate. That’s the job of the voters.

Listen to them “speaking”!

Eva Snapka, Arlington

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