Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shooting on Houston Texas College Campus

Yahoo reports with video via democommie

A maintenance worker was wounded in the crossfire during a shooting at a Texas community college on Tuesday, school and police officials say.

The shooting on Lone Star College's North Harris campus began when an altercation involving two individuals escalated shortly before 1 p.m. local time, according to police. The maintenance worker suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is listed in serious condition. A second victim, thought to be a student, suffered an apparent heart attack during the incident. Both victims were conscious when they arrived at the hospital, officials said.

One of the suspects was taken into custody at the scene, while a second fled the campus on foot. According to a Harris County Sheriff's Maj. Armando Tello, five law enforcement agencies searched a wooded area near the school, where the second suspect was taken into custody. Both suspects, whose names were not released, were also wounded. Charges have yet to be filed.

Guns are not allowed to be carried on college campuses in Texas. But earlier this week, Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell introduced legislation that would allow students to carry concealed weapons "on university property for personal protection."

According to the school's website, Lone Star College prohibits "knowingly, intentionally or recklessly" setting foot on school property with a firearm.


  1. Hmm. Once again bad guys take their guns anywhere they want and ignore a college's "no guns" policy. So what did the no guns policy accomplish?

    There is a logical problem here. Gun grabbers DO NOT TRUST citizens to respect assault and murder laws if they carry a firearm on campus. But the gun grabbers DO TRUST citizens to respect "no gun zone" laws on campuses.

    If you don't trust a citizen to respect murder laws, why would you trust them to respect "no gun zone" laws?

    1. You're forgetting, on purpose, I'm sure, that many times it's good guys who do the bad acting.

    2. Be specific: How often do otherwise good people snap and kill someone on the spur of the moment? Which is to say, how often does someone with no criminal record, no history of mental illness, and so forth whip out a gun and shoot another person? Will you not admit that most shootings happen either in the midst of some other criminal act--a robbery, for example--or are planned--one person intends to kill another?