What's your opinion? Is this the beginning of the end for the blustering, bullying gun-rights movement? We'll see.Something wonderful is happening down south.
Following the November 2010 elections, in which the Republican Party took control of state legislatures and governorships across the country, the National Rifle Association (NRA) was convinced it had an opportunity to enact the most extreme elements of its agenda. What better time to force colleges and universities to allow loaded guns on campus? The media agreed. After four years of failure following the Virginia Tech tragedy, this time it was a done deal, they said. The first two dominoes, we were told, would be Arizona and Texas.They didn't reckon with the determined opposition of students, faculty and law enforcement in the two states, however, and the conventional wisdom has now gone out the window. A watered-down version of the Arizona guns on campus bill was recently vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer and a Texas Senator now finds himself lacking the votes to move the legislation forward in the Lone Star State.
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